This post covers the weather in New Orleans in July with tips on how to dress and things to do.
- Average Temperatures
- How Much Rain?
- What to Wear
- Things to Do in July
- Seasonal Weather Outlook
- Weather Averages by Month
- Free Tours a pie
July is very warm and humid in New Orleans with frequent showers and thunderstorms activity.
The daily high temperatures tend to be in the lower 90s f (32-33C) with the early morning and evening lows mostly in the mid to upper 70s f (24-26C).
Early mornings and evenings are good times for our free walking tours during this time of the year.
HOW HOT CAN IT GET IN NEW ORLEANS?
You can expect about 20 or 21 days this month to reach highs at or above 90f (32C).
In the past, New Orleans has seen temperature extremes during July from a low of 60f (16C) to a high of 101f (38C).
Sunny or at least partly sunny skies occur on about 14 days this month so there are still many good days to see what this city has to offer.
Showers and thunderstorms are fairly frequent, but often brief, with some rain falling, on average, on about 14 days this month.
But, there are significant rainfalls of 1/2 inch (13mm) or more occurring only on about 4 days.
Seasonal Weather Outlooks for New Orleans - July to September 2023 New Orleans
There is an 87% chance for normal to above-normal temperatures with near-normal rainfall.
The weather this month is very warm and humid so dress light for summer and with the risk of frequent showers, you should bring your umbrella or a plastic poncho.
Don't forget a light sweater or long sleeve for those over-air-conditioned indoor sites and museums!
Don't forget a good pair of walking shoes or sandals to see all the sites, rain or shine.
Below is our top 10 list of things to do in July.
Many of these items are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist attraction discount pass.
- Take a Guided Tour
- Enjoy a Concert
- Watch a Baseball Game
- See a Musical
- Take a Cruise Down the Mississippi
- Get a Taste of Real New Orleans Food
- Watch the Running of the Bulls
- Tour an Old Plantation
- Celebrate American Independence Day
- See an alligator in the wild
Read our full post for July activities for more details.