New Orleans Weather May Averages, USA
May in New Orleans sees temperatures climb steadily, and this is a perfect time to visit and see all that the city has to offer.
The average temperature reaches a high of 28°C (that's about 82°F) during the day and only dips to a mild 20°C (about 68°F) in the evenings.
You can expect rain on an average of 8 days of the month. The average monthly rain is around 114mm and there are now around 9 hours of average daily sunshine.
Though New Orleans is very warm during the summer, these are also the wettest months, so make sure to check the local weather report before you travel.
The Volks Fest dates back to 1931 and is a celebration of all things German. There is an array of German beer, food, music and dancing on offer.
The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience towards the end of May is a festival of local and international food and wine.
And the Greek Festival showcases traditional folk dancing, arts and crafts, jewellery and of course, food and drink.
New Orleans is a city famous for its beautiful architecture and there are several sites you can't miss during your stay.
Jackson Square, located in the French Quarter, dates from 1718 and is the centre of culture in this part of the city.
Here you will find jazz musicians, street entertainers and artists, alongside the Mississippi River and St. Louis Cathedral.
The cathedral was built in 1794 and dominates the skyline for miles around.