What is the weather like in New Orleans during July?

New Orleans in July offers warming temperatures and ample daylight hours to explore this great city.

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 lows mostly in the mid to upper 70s f (24-26C).

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 (15.6C) to a high of 101f (38.3C).

July Weather in New Orleans 

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 with significant rainfalls of 1/2 inch (13mm) or more occurring only on about 4 days.

July Weather in New Orleans


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What to wear in New Orleans in July

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. 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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What to do in New Orleans in July

Some events this month worth a look are the Essence Festival, the San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls) and Bastille Day.  

For a comprehensive post, read our Things To Do in New Orleans in July post.

You can really see this city by joining us for one of our professionally guided “pay what you want” New Orleans walking tours or perhaps you might try one of our New Orleans Bike Tours.


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