The best times to visit Central Louisiana for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 20th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Central Louisiana Travel Info

Weather in Central Louisiana

Temperature

Average temperatures in Central Louisiana vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Central Louisiana, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 96.7°F (35.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.9°F (23.8°C) at night.

Central Louisiana Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Central Louisiana Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Central Louisiana Perceived Temperature (F)

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Central Louisiana Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Central Louisiana Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan60.548.338.3
Feb63.651.541.4
Mar72.859.849
Apr79.56756.2
May86.974.563.8
Jun938171.2
Jul93.481.772.7
Aug94.982.472.7
Sep9077.367.5
Oct81.766.854.7
Nov70.95746
Dec63.951.842.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan15.89.13.5
Feb17.610.85.2
Mar22.715.49.4
Apr26.419.413.4
May30.523.617.7
Jun33.927.221.8
Jul34.127.622.6
Aug34.92822.6
Sep32.225.219.7
Oct27.619.312.6
Nov21.613.97.8
Dec17.7115.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Central Louisiana are October, May, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.

When can you find snow in Central Louisiana? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Central Louisiana is often around around January 29th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Central Louisiana.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Central Louisiana (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan23%1.24.6
Feb23%05
Mar20%04.5
Apr19%03.9
May15%03.6
Jun17%03.6
Jul23%04.7
Aug16%03.7
Sep16%04.3
Oct14%03.7
Nov18%04.6
Dec24%05.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan23311.7
Feb23012.7
Mar20011.4
Apr1909.9
May1509.1
Jun1709.1
Jul23011.9
Aug1609.4
Sep16010.9
Oct1409.4
Nov18011.7
Dec24013.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Central Louisiana has some humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (60.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (68.1%).

Wind in Central Louisiana is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Central Louisiana.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan5.5Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Feb6.2Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
Mar6.1Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
Apr6.3Light breeze13.5Significant breeze
May5.3Light breeze12Significant breeze
Jun4.1Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
Jul3.4Barely noticeable9.8Significant breeze
Aug3.5Barely noticeable9.9Gentle breeze
Sep3.8Barely noticeable10Significant breeze
Oct4.2Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
Nov5Light breeze10.9Significant breeze
Dec5.7Light breeze11.7Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan60.9%
Feb62.4%
Mar60.7%
Apr61.1%
May62.5%
Jun65%
Jul67%
Aug64.7%
Sep66%
Oct62.4%
Nov64.1%
Dec68.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Central Louisiana?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Central Louisiana, LA, US is July, followed by February and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Central Louisiana in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 27.6 in November means 27.6% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Central Louisiana Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 67.2°F (19.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Central Louisiana, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91.8°F (33.2°C) and 66.7°F (19.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Central Louisiana to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 67.9°F (19.9°C) and 59.1°F (15.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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