The best times to visit Eastern 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 Eastern Louisiana Travel Info

Weather in Eastern Louisiana

Temperature

Average temperatures in Eastern 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 chance of rain or snow throughout most 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 Eastern Louisiana, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 94.5°F (34.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.2°F (24°C) at night.

Eastern Louisiana Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Eastern 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.

Eastern Louisiana Perceived Temperature (F)

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Eastern Louisiana Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Eastern 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 63.2 50.3 39.4
Feb 67 53.7 43.3
Mar 73.2 60 48.5
Apr 79.9 68.4 59.1
May 84.7 73.1 62.3
Jun 90.6 79.9 71.4
Jul 91.8 80.7 72.1
Aug 91.7 80.4 72.3
Sep 89.2 77.5 69.3
Oct 82.4 68.9 57.9
Nov 72.4 58.3 47
Dec 69.6 57.1 47

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 17.3 10.2 4.1
Feb 19.4 12.1 6.3
Mar 22.9 15.6 9.2
Apr 26.6 20.2 15.1
May 29.3 22.8 16.8
Jun 32.6 26.6 21.9
Jul 33.2 27.1 22.3
Aug 33.2 26.9 22.4
Sep 31.8 25.3 20.7
Oct 28 20.5 14.4
Nov 22.4 14.6 8.3
Dec 20.9 13.9 8.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Eastern Louisiana are October, March, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid March. For example, on the week of March 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.

When can you find snow in Eastern Louisiana? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Eastern Louisiana.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 25% 0 6.9
Feb 26% 0 5.3
Mar 13% 0 2.4
Apr 33% 0 7.2
May 28% 0 9.2
Jun 23% 0 3.9
Jul 24% 0 4.9
Aug 21% 0 6.5
Sep 28% 0 4.6
Oct 11% 0 3.7
Nov 16% 0 3.2
Dec 22% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 25 0 17.5
Feb 26 0 13.5
Mar 13 0 6.1
Apr 33 0 18.3
May 28 0 23.4
Jun 23 0 9.9
Jul 24 0 12.4
Aug 21 0 16.5
Sep 28 0 11.7
Oct 11 0 9.4
Nov 16 0 8.1
Dec 22 0 10.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Eastern Louisiana has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (65.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (77.6%).

Wind in Eastern Louisiana is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by April and January. February’s average wind speed of around 4.5 knots (5.1 MPH or 8.2 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 early April where average top sustained speeds reach 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

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

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.2 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.5 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Mar 4 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.3 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
May 3.3 Barely noticeable 10.6 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.4 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.1 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.2 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 2 Barely noticeable 8.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.7 Barely noticeable 8.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.5 Barely noticeable 9.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.1%
Feb 68.9%
Mar 65.1%
Apr 73.5%
May 73.1%
Jun 76.6%
Jul 75.6%
Aug 77%
Sep 77.6%
Oct 71.8%
Nov 69.1%
Dec 75.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Eastern 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 Eastern Louisiana, the United States is February, followed by March and July. 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 Eastern Louisiana in August. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 34.6 in August means 34.6% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Eastern Louisiana Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 66°F (18.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 10 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 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Eastern Louisiana, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.9°F (32.7°C) and 69.8°F (21°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 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 Eastern Louisiana to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.8°F (22.1°C) and 61.2°F (16.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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