Weather in August
is hot in the summer of Louisiana
, with average high temperatures in the 89°F (31.7°C) to 94°F (34.4°C). Nights tend to be warm between 69°F (20.6°C) to 77°F (25°C) and retain some of the humidity during the day, especially near the southern coastal areas. The central and southern regions are particularly hot, with temperatures occasionally above the 100°F (37.8°C) mark. The long summer days experience scorching sunlight and mandate sunglasses and hats for outdoor explorations.
Light summer clothing is usually sufficient, but avoid a midday outing as far as possible. Pick blueberries at the peak of the season, drink ice-cold beer from one of the numerous breweries, or simply paddle down a bayou for relaxation. Rice crop grows abundantly in the flat prairie lands or the southwest with heavy rainfall and ample supply of water.
August sees 4" (102mm) to 7" (178mm) of precipitation in Louisiana, and there is always the risk of a tropical storm lurking on the horizon.