The best times to visit Ruston for ideal weather are

March 5th to May 27th

or

September 10th to November 18th

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

 

 


Other Ruston Travel Info

Weather in Ruston

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ruston vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 49th 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 Ruston, 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 95.6°F (35.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.9°F (23.3°C) at night.

Ruston Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ruston 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.

Ruston Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ruston Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ruston 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 57.4 45.3 36.2
Feb 60.7 48.1 38.5
Mar 70.1 56.8 46.4
Apr 77.1 64.1 53
May 83.6 71.3 60.9
Jun 91.2 79.4 69.4
Jul 92.8 80.8 71.5
Aug 93.4 80.8 70.8
Sep 88.1 75.3 65.3
Oct 78.9 64.3 52.8
Nov 67.8 54.3 44.2
Dec 60.7 48.9 40.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.1 7.4 2.3
Feb 15.9 8.9 3.6
Mar 21.2 13.8 8
Apr 25.1 17.8 11.7
May 28.7 21.8 16.1
Jun 32.9 26.3 20.8
Jul 33.8 27.1 21.9
Aug 34.1 27.1 21.6
Sep 31.2 24.1 18.5
Oct 26.1 17.9 11.6
Nov 19.9 12.4 6.8
Dec 15.9 9.4 4.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ruston are September, January, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Ruston? 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 Ruston.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.8
Feb 5% 0 0.6
Mar 8% 0 1
Apr 9% 0 1.6
May 14% 0 2.8
Jun 10% 0 2
Jul 8% 0 1.6
Aug 7% 0 0.8
Sep 4% 0 0.6
Oct 9% 0 2.3
Nov 9% 0 2
Dec 13% 0 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 2
Feb 5 0 1.5
Mar 8 0 2.5
Apr 9 0 4.1
May 14 0 7.1
Jun 10 0 5.1
Jul 8 0 4.1
Aug 7 0 2
Sep 4 0 1.5
Oct 9 0 5.8
Nov 9 0 5.1
Dec 13 0 4.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Ruston has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (62.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74%).

Wind in Ruston is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.3 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 13.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.4 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Mar 5 Light breeze 12.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 11 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.5 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.9 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.9 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.9 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.4 Barely noticeable 10 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.4 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.5%
Feb 65.1%
Mar 62.1%
Apr 62.2%
May 67%
Jun 65.7%
Jul 66.6%
Aug 65%
Sep 67.5%
Oct 66.5%
Nov 70%
Dec 74%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ruston?

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 Ruston, 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 Ruston 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 Ruston Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 64.1°F (17.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ruston, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.5°F (32.5°C) and 62.7°F (17.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 Ruston to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 65.5°F (18.6°C) and 55.6°F (13.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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