July Weather in New Orleans

This post covers the weather in New Orleans in July with tips on how to dress and things to do. 

If you are coming at the start or end of the month, you may want to read our posts on London weather in June and August.




July is very warm and humid in New Orleans with frequent shower and thunderstorm 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.


July Weather 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).

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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. 


July Weather in New Orleans


Showers and thunderstorms are fairly frequent, but often brief, with some rain falling, on average, on about 14 days this month but with significant rainfalls of 1/2 inch (13mm) or more occurring only on about 4 days.


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The weather this month is very warm and humid so dress light for summer and with the risk for frequent showers, you should bring your umbrella or a plastic poncho.


What to wear in June in New Orleans


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.


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There are other big events in June, such as Jazz Fest and the French Quarter Fest.

Below is our top 10 list of things to do in May. Read our full post for July activities as well as our master post on things to do in NOLA any time of year.

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 attraction discount pass.



  1. Take a Guided Tour
  2. Enjoy a Concert
  3. Watch a Baseball Game
  4. See a Musical
  5. Take a Cruise Down the Mississippi
  6. Get a Taste of Real New Orleans Food
  7. Watch the Running of the Bulls
  8. Tour an Old Plantation
  9. Celebrate American Independence Day
  10. See an alligator in the wild

Read our full post for July activities for more details.

If you are coming at the start or end of the month, you may want to read our posts on London weather in June and August.


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About the author

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.

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Sarah first moved to New Orleans in 2001 to work for the American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana. While working in the communities of New Orleans she fell in love with the unique culture of the Big Easy; it's food, music, architecture, wildlife, and most of all history.

Sarah began her career with FTBF, first as a guide, then as an owner/operator. She believes every day is a good day if she gets to impart her love of her beloved New Orleans with Free Tours By Foot guests. She especially likes to convert new Who Dat Saints Fans!