How is the weather in New Orleans in December?

How is the weather in New Orleans in December?

December is a great time to visit New Orleans as the weather remains fairly mild and there are lots of events this month like the Christmas Eve Bonfires along the Levee or Caroling in Jackson Square to name two.  Read our full post on things to do in December in New Orleans.Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 17.25.50

Early in the month afternoon temperatures are mainly in the upper 60s f (about 20C) with overnight lows near 50 f (10C). About 2-3 afternoons can see temperatures up in the mid-70s f (23-24C). This is perfect weather to join us on one of our Pay-What-You-Wish walking tours.

As the month progresses, the afternoon highs tend to be in the Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 17.24.43lower 60s f (16-17C) while early morning lows tend to be in the mid-40s f (7-8C) with a few days dipping into the 30s f (1-2C) with 1 or 2 of these reaching 32f (0C) or less. About 15 days will be sunny or at least partly sunny with about 9 days reporting some rainfall but only 3 of these recording significant rainfalls of 1/2 inch (13mm) or more. Snow is not an issue here in December.

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The weather will require a sweater, windbreaker or light jacket most days, however, as the month progresses a medium-weight jacket or coat will be a plus for the colder evenings and mornings.

While you are in New Orleans, one of the best ways to see this great city is to join us for one of our New Orleans bike tours. If you are hungry you should also consider one of our New Orleans Culinary History & Food Tours


Written by Fred Pickhardt