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Weather Averages for New Orleans in October
Averages for New Orleans in OctoberOctober sees temperatures begin to decline although it is still very warm and dry.
The average temperature still hits a high of around 26°C (that's about 79°F) during the day and evenings are still as warm as 18°C (about 64°F).
October is the dryest month of the year in New Orleans but you can still expect rain on 7 days, with the average monthly rainfall being around 89mm.
There are around still around 8 hours of average daily sunshine.
October is a great time to visit New Orleans as it is slightly quieter than in the summer, and the milder temperatures mean it is not so overwhelming.
It would be best to bring an umbrella or waterproof mac in case of showers. Make sure to check the local weather report so you know what the weather will be doing before you travel.
October is an extremely busy month in New Orleans!
Art for Art's Sake is a huge arts event and is the season for many exhibition openings and gallery parties. There is also a street party on Julia Street.
New Orleans is transformed into Cannes for the New Orleans Film Festival in the middle of the month, with films screened all over the city - including in the famous IMAX 3-D theatre.
The Angola Prison Rodeo is held for inmates of Angola Prison and also includes an arts and crafts sale.
Swamp Fest takes place at Audubon Zoo and is a celebration of Cajun and zydeco music, food, and arts and crafts.
Halloween takes place all month in the Haunted House run by the Chinchuba Institute. It is open until midnight on the weekends right the way up to Halloween.