New Orleans Weather Records

New Orleans, Louisiana weather averages and records from 1893–2024 based on data made available by the NOAA.
All-Time Recorded High
The highest temperature ever recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana was 105 °F which occurred on August 27, 2023.
Highest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
All-Time Recorded Low
The lowest temperature ever recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana was 6 °F which occurred on February 13, 1899.
Lowest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
New Orleans Weather by Month
Averages based on the years 1991–2020
Month Average (°F) Record (°F) Average (inches)
High ☀️ Low 🌙 High ☀️ Low 🌙 Precipitation 💧
January 62.8 45.3 83 14 5.2
February 66.7 48.8 85 6 4.1
March 72.6 54.5 91 25 4.4
April 78.7 60.7 92 32 5.2
May 85.5 68.2 99 41 5.6
June 90.0 74.0 101 50 7.6
July 91.5 75.7 101 60 6.8
August 91.5 75.7 105 60 6.9
September 88.2 72.8 101 42 5.1
October 80.8 63.5 97 35 3.7
November 71.4 52.8 90 24 3.9
December 65.1 47.6 85 11 4.8
Entire year 78.8 61.7 105 6 63.3
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1893–2024
Highest daily low 85 °F July 16, 1932
Lowest daily high 26 °F January 11, 1962
Greatest daily range
(Difference of high and low)
49 °F March 4, 1893
Greatest difference in daily high
over two conscutive days
40 °F Jan 21–22, 1935
Most daily precipitation 13.0 inches April 16, 1927
Most monthly precipitation 25.9 inches December 2009
Most yearly precipitation 102.4 inches 1991
Most yearly days with precipitation 141 1929
Earliest freeze November 1 1993
Earliest day ≥ 90 °F March 23 1929
Earliest day ≥ 100 °F June 4 2011
Latest freeze March 27 1955
Latest day ≥ 90 °F November 10 1911
Latest day ≥ 100 °F September 10 1980
Most days in a year < 32 °F 26 1963
Most days in a year ≥ 80 °F 231 1911
Most days in a year ≥ 90 °F 131 1911
Most days in a year ≥ 100 °F 17 2023
New Orleans Weather Streaks
Most consecutive days...
With precipitation 16 days Aug 16–31, 1977
Without precipitation 53 days Sep 29 – Nov 20, 1924
High temperature ≥ 80 °F 170 days Apr 23 – Oct 9, 1905
High temperature ≥ 90 °F 58 days Jul 7 – Sep 2, 1924
High temperature ≥ 100 °F 6 days Aug 10–15, 2023
Plant Hardiness Zone
9B
New Orleans is in plant hardiness zone 9B
based on average yearly minimum temperature from 1991–2020
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Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1948–2024 New Orleans International Airport location
1930–1947 New Orleans WSO location
1893–1929 New Orleans Audubon location