The best times to visit Houma for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 3rd


August 27th to October 28th

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

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Weather in Houma


Average temperatures in Houma vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th 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 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)


Houma Temperatures (Celsius)


“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)


Houma Perceived Temperature (C)



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


Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Houma are December, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Houma? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 0 0.1
Feb 6% 0 0.4
Mar 6% 0 0.8
Apr 11% 0 1.3
May 16% 0 2.4
Jun 14% 0 1.6
Jul 23% 0 5.1
Aug 19% 0 4
Sep 23% 0 4
Oct 13% 0 1.4
Nov 11% 0 1.4
Dec 0% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 6 0 1
Mar 6 0 2
Apr 11 0 3.3
May 16 0 6.1
Jun 14 0 4.1
Jul 23 0 13
Aug 19 0 10.2
Sep 23 0 10.2
Oct 13 0 3.6
Nov 11 0 3.6
Dec 0 0 0.3


Humidity and Wind

Houma has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (34% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (61.9%).

Wind in Houma is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 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 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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Feb 4.6 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.1 Light breeze 9.5 Light breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
May 4.8 Light breeze 9 Light breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.6 Light breeze 8.1 Light breeze
Aug 4.4 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 7.8 Light breeze
Oct 3.8 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.7 Barely noticeable 7 Light breeze
Dec 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.1 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?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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 August, followed by May and June. 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 October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 26.9 in October means 26.9% of the tourists vs. August.

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. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 the most precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. 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. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 7 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 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). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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