New Orleans Climate & Weather

New Orleans Climate and Weather

New Orleans has a subtropical climate with very hot and humid summers and mild winters. In mid-summer temperatures of 90°F (30°C) and more are common, while in winter the temperature hovers around a comfortable 60°F (15°C), with very chilly mornings. New Orleans has a high annual rainfall, most of it falling in late summer, often as a spin-off from tropical storms. Heavy rain during the June to September Gulf Coast hurricane season has caused flooding in the city on occasion. Snow and ice are rarities in New Orleans, but there have been incidences of a 'white Christmas', with light snow.

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