This post is a summary of the February weather in New Orleans with tips on what to pack and things to do.
You may also want to read our weather guides for January and March.
- Sun and Rain
- What to Wear
- What to Do
- Seasonal Weather Outlooks
- Weather Averages by Month
Early this month the afternoon temperatures tend to be mostly in the lower 60s F (16-17 C) while the overnight and early morning lows tend to dip into the middle 40s F (7-8 C).
A few of the colder mornings can dip down into the upper 30s F (3-4 C) or less with 1-2 of these briefly reaching 32 F (0 C) or less.
As the month progresses the temperatures will warm somewhat and by the end of this month.
The afternoon temperatures will be mostly in the mid to upper 60s F (19-20 C) while the early morning lows will tend to be in the low to mid-50s F (11-12 C).
A few of the warmer days this month will reach highs near or above 75 F (24 C).
During past Februarys, New Orleans has seen extremes as high as 86 F (30 C) to as low as 16 F (-8.9 C).
SUN AND RAIN AVERAGES
About 14 days this month will have sunny or at least partly sunny skies while some rain falls on about 8 or 9 days.
However, significant rainfalls of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more occur, on average, only on 3-4 days.
Snow is not an issue here in February, nor is snow an issue any month of the year.
WHAT TO WEAR
The weather remains relatively mild this month with a few colder days so a medium-weight jacket or coat with gloves will be needed for those colder days and evenings.
However, a sweater or light windbreaker may be all you need for the warmer days.
For those few rainy days, you should bring your umbrella or some rain gear and don't forget a good pair or two of walking shoes.
WHAT TO DO IN FEBRUARY
The biggest event in New Orleans this February is Mardi Gras.
Most of the events and activities in New Orleans this month will revolve around the Mardi Gras so have fun!
Below are our top 10 things to do, but read the full post of things to do in February here.
For tips on the most popular activities in New Orleans, check out our ghost, swamp, plantation, and riverboat tour posts.
Many of these items are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass.
- Mardi Gras Parades
- Pelicans Basketball Games
- Black History Month
- Valentine's Day
- Prospect 4 Lotus Fest
- Church in the Crescent Celebrations
- Kayak on Bayou St. John
- Visit the Garden District
- Bar Hop on Bourbon Street
- Celebrate Presidents' Day
While you are here in New Orleans you should plan to join us for one of our several "pay-what-you-like tours" including several unique walking tours, food tours, and bike tours.
Seasonal Weather Outlooks for New Orleans
January to March 2023 New Orleans
There is a 77% chance for normal to above normal temperatures with near normal precipitation.
Written by Fred Pickhardt