January Weather Averages for New Orleans

January is the coldest month of the year in New Orleans, but the days are still quite warm and the evenings rather mild.

The average temperature reaches 17°C (that's about 63°F) during the days and dips to a low of around 8°C (about 46°F).

You can expect rain on an average of 10 days of the month. The average monthly rain is around 117mm and there are around 5 hours of average daily sunshine.

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  • Temperature Temperature 13°C 55°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 17°C 63°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 117 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 10 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 18°C 64°F

January is the coldest month of the year in New Orleans, but the days are still quite warm and the evenings rather mild.

The average temperature reaches 17°C (that's about 63°F) during the days and dips to a low of around 8°C (about 46°F).

You can expect rain on an average of 10 days of the month. The average monthly rain is around 117mm and there are around 5 hours of average daily sunshine.

New Orleans' humid sub-tropical climate means that it can be rather wet but also warm and humid.

Light clothing would be fine for daywear but it would also be advisable to bring a light jacket or umbrella in case of showers.

The milder evening temperatures would also require slightly warmer clothes.

To be sure of local weather conditions then make sure to check the local weather report.

For history lovers The Battle Of New Orleans Commemoration takes place in early January and is a faithful re-enactment of the 1815 battle.

January is the beginning of Mardi Gras season in New Orleans. It runs from the feast of the epiphany on the 6th January right through to March.

There will be numerous parties, carnivals and parades throughout January so you are bound to run into one of them!

The milder weather during January means this is a good time to check out the city's famous parks and gardens.

Audubon Park has something for everyone. As well as amazing views over the city, there are tennis courts, a golf course, hiking trails and horse riding.

City Park also offers much more than just beautiful nature - there is a scale model city complete with working model trains, a children's play area with a carousel and other rides, and boating, fishing, golf and tennis facilities.

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