The best times to visit Lake Charles for ideal weather are

February 19th to May 6th


October 1st to November 25th

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



Other Lake Charles Travel Info

Weather in Lake Charles


Average temperatures in Lake Charles vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Lake Charles, 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 94°F (34.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.3°F (25.2°C) at night.

Lake Charles Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Lake Charles 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.

Lake Charles Perceived Temperature (F)


Lake Charles Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Lake Charles 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 61.8 51.3 43
Feb 65 54.3 45.9
Mar 72.4 61.4 52.7
Apr 78.6 68.5 59.4
May 85.4 75.2 66.5
Jun 90.7 81.3 73.2
Jul 91.2 82.3 74.9
Aug 92.2 83 75.4
Sep 88.2 78.2 70.5
Oct 81.2 69 59.2
Nov 71.3 59.7 50.5
Dec 65.2 54.5 46.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.6 10.7 6.1
Feb 18.3 12.4 7.7
Mar 22.4 16.3 11.5
Apr 25.9 20.3 15.2
May 29.7 24 19.2
Jun 32.6 27.4 22.9
Jul 32.9 27.9 23.8
Aug 33.4 28.3 24.1
Sep 31.2 25.7 21.4
Oct 27.3 20.6 15.1
Nov 21.8 15.4 10.3
Dec 18.4 12.5 8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lake Charles are August, September, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early April. For example, on the week of April 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Lake Charles? 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 Lake Charles.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 2
Feb 6% 0 1.1
Mar 4% 0 0.8
Apr 3% 0 0.3
May 3% 0 1.2
Jun 7% 0 1
Jul 6% 0 0.8
Aug 2% 0 0.1
Sep 3% 0 1.5
Oct 3% 0 0.4
Nov 3% 0 0.6
Dec 8% 0 1.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 5.1
Feb 6 0 2.8
Mar 4 0 2
Apr 3 0 0.8
May 3 0 3
Jun 7 0 2.5
Jul 6 0 2
Aug 2 0 0.3
Sep 3 0 3.8
Oct 3 0 1
Nov 3 0 1.5
Dec 8 0 3.3


Humidity and Wind

Lake Charles has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (65.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (71.9%).

Wind in Lake Charles is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.4 MPH or 13.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.3 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Feb 7 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Mar 6.7 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jul 4.3 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Aug 4.3 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Sep 4.6 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Oct 5.1 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Nov 5.7 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.9%
Feb 69.4%
Mar 67.8%
Apr 66.5%
May 67.4%
Jun 68.9%
Jul 70%
Aug 68.6%
Sep 69.9%
Oct 66%
Nov 68.2%
Dec 71.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Lake Charles?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Lake Charles, LA, US is June, followed by July 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 Lake Charles in December. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 65.8 in December means 65.8% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Lake Charles Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.6°F (31.4°C) and 67.6°F (19.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 1 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 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lake Charles, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 67.8°F (19.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Lake Charles to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68°F (20°C) and 60.5°F (15.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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