The best times to visit Houma for ideal weather are

April 9th to May 27th

or

September 3rd to October 21st

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

 


Houma Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Houma

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Houma vary greatly and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 75 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Houma, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 91.3°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73°F (22.8°C) at night.

    Houma Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Houma Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Houma Perceived Temperature (F)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Houma Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    Average Houma 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 41.6 30.6 19.8
    Feb 48.5 38.6 28.3
    Mar 61.5 50.5 38.6
    Apr 73.1 61.7 48.4
    May 82.2 71.2 58.4
    Jun 89.3 79.1 67.5
    Jul 90.2 81.2 71.7
    Aug 87.1 78.1 69.1
    Sep 77.7 69 60.1
    Oct 69.6 59.2 48.6
    Nov 54.8 44.7 34.8
    Dec 43.6 33.1 23

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 5.3 -0.8 -6.8
    Feb 9.2 3.7 -2.1
    Mar 16.4 10.3 3.7
    Apr 22.8 16.5 9.1
    May 27.9 21.8 14.7
    Jun 31.8 26.2 19.7
    Jul 32.3 27.3 22.1
    Aug 30.6 25.6 20.6
    Sep 25.4 20.6 15.6
    Oct 20.9 15.1 9.2
    Nov 12.7 7.1 1.6
    Dec 6.4 0.6 -5

     
    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 Houma.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 5.7 0 0
    Feb 14.3 0 0.01
    Mar 14.3 0 0.02
    Apr 22.9 0 0.04
    May 28.6 0 0.08
    Jun 24.3 0 0.05
    Jul 35.7 0 0.16
    Aug 30 0 0.13
    Sep 35.7 0 0.13
    Oct 24.3 0 0.05
    Nov 21.4 0 0.05
    Dec 4.3 0 0

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 5.7 0 0
    Feb 14.3 0 0.03
    Mar 14.3 0 0.05
    Apr 22.9 0 0.1
    May 28.6 0 0.2
    Jun 24.3 0 0.13
    Jul 35.7 0 0.41
    Aug 30 0 0.33
    Sep 35.7 0 0.33
    Oct 24.3 0 0.13
    Nov 21.4 0 0.13
    Dec 4.3 0 0
    –>

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Houma has below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is January (34% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (61.9%).

    Wind in Houma is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.4 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-May where average top sustained speeds reach 10.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 3.6 light air 6.8 a light breeze
    Feb 4.6 a light breeze 8.4 a gentle breeze
    Mar 5.1 a light breeze 9.5 a light breeze
    Apr 5.1 a light breeze 9.4 a gentle breeze
    May 4.8 a light breeze 9 a light breeze
    Jun 4.8 a light breeze 8.7 a gentle breeze
    Jul 4.6 a light breeze 8.1 a light breeze
    Aug 4.4 a light breeze 7.6 a gentle breeze
    Sep 4.3 a light breeze 7.8 a light breeze
    Oct 3.8 light air 7 a gentle breeze
    Nov 3.7 light air 7 a light breeze
    Dec 3.7 light air 7.1 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 34
    Feb 41.6
    Mar 34.2
    Apr 35.4
    May 40.5
    Jun 41.4
    Jul 55.5
    Aug 58.9
    Sep 61.9
    Oct 55.6
    Nov 52.9
    Dec 38.6

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Houma?

    As of 6/2/2017 there are travel warnings for China; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Houma, China is June, followed by January 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 Houma in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

    Estimated Tourism by Month

     

    Most Popular Months to Visit

    Key
    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 0 in March means 0% of the tourists vs. June.

    Overall Houma Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 51.1°F (10.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Houma, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 79.8°F (26.6°C) and 48.8°F (9.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is far too cold this time of year in Houma to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54.1°F (12.3°C) and 40.2°F (4.6°C). These times of year are busy with tourists.