This post is a summary of the weather in April in New Orleans, including average temperatures and average rainfall stats, with tips on what to pack and things to do.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN APRIL
In early April, you will see the daytime high temperatures mostly in the mid-70s F (23-25 C) while the early morning lows tend to fall to the upper 50s F the lower 60s F (13-17 C).
A few of the cooler mornings can occasionally dip into the lower 50s F (about 10 C).
By the end of this month, the afternoon highs will have warmed to the lower 80s F (27-28 C) with a few days reaching or exceeding 86 F (30 C).
This is simply gorgeous weather for a walking tour of the city (don't you think). Our tours are free to join.
Temperatures of 90 F (about 32 C) or higher are rare this month with the all-time extreme high being 92 F (33 C).
Skies tend to be sunny or at least partly sunny on about 18 days this month with some rainfall normally occurring on about 6-7 days.
Significant rainfalls of 1/2 inch (13mm) or more, however, usually only occur on 2-3 days.
A light jacket or windbreaker or sweater may be all you will need for the cooler mornings and evenings, otherwise, short sleeves and other summer clothes will do for most afternoons this month.
For those few rainy days, you should bring your umbrella and don't forget a good pair of walking shoes to see all the sights.
April's headline event is Jazz Fest, but there are other big events as well, including the French Quarter Fest.
Below is our top 10 list of things to do in April. Read our full post for April activities for more ideas.
Many of these items are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist attraction discount pass.
- French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest
- Attend a Concert
- Try Real New Orleans Food
- Discover the Area Swamps
- Catch a Pelicans Basketball Game
- Visit Mardi Gras World
- Tour a Louisiana Plantation
- See Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
- Free Music on Wednesday on the Square
- Take in a Baby Cakes (minor league baseball) Game
Read our full post for April activities for more ideas.
Written by Fred Pickhardt