Weather in October
ushers in genuine fall sensations across Louisiana
, with the sweltering heat of the previous months making way for more moderate and comfortable conditions. In the state's southern regions, which include cities such as Houma, daytime highs generally settle between 78°F and 82°F. The northern sections, with areas like Alexandria, experience slightly cooler temperatures, often ranging from 72°F to 76°F.
With the progression of fall, the nights become notably cooler. Southern Louisiana witnesses nighttime temperatures between 59°F and 63°F. The northern areas, benefiting from their elevation, showcase a more pronounced dip, with lows typically falling between 53°F and 57°F.
October is distinctively drier than preceding months, and in fact, stands out as the driest month of the year in Louisiana. While afternoon showers can still make an occasional appearance, their frequency and intensity are generally reduced. This dry spell signifies a respite from the constant rains that characterized the previous wet season.
When paralleled with September
, October’s climate is decidedly cooler, and the decline in humidity becomes even more evident. The atmosphere feels crisper, and mornings often come with a refreshing chill, especially in the northern parts of the state. The drop in humidity and rainfall, combined with temperate days, makes October one of the most favorable months for outdoor activities and travel in Louisiana. While the risk of hurricanes starts to diminish, it's still wise for individuals to remain attentive to weather updates, particularly in the early part of the month.
- New Orleans - October »
October in New Orleans offers a stark contrast from the previous humid month, presenting an agreeable, gentle climate. With an average relative humidity of 71%, October is the least humid month in New Orleans.
- Baton Rouge - October »
With an average relative humidity of 72%, October is the least humid month in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On the first day of October sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 6:50 pm.
- Shreveport - October »
In Shreveport, in October, during 7.1 rainfall days, 1.1" of precipitation is typically accumulated. October brings refreshing autumnal conditions to Shreveport, with a marked decrease in temperatures compared to the preceding months.
- Lafayette - October »
In Lafayette in October, during 9.3 rainfall days, 1.46" of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Lafayette, during October, the rain falls for 9.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.46" of precipitation.
- Lake Charles - October »
With an average relative humidity of 72%, October is the least humid month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. On the last day of October, in Lake Charles sunrise is at 7:26 am and sunset at 6:26 pm CDT.
- Kenner - October »
October is the least humid month in Kenner with an average relative humidity of 72%. In Kenner, in October, it is raining for 11 days, with typically 3.19" of accumulated precipitation.
- Bossier City - October »
In Bossier City, in October, it is raining for 7.1 days, with typically 1.1" of accumulated precipitation. In Bossier City, in October, it is raining for 7.1 days, with typically 1.1" of accumulated precipitation.
- Monroe - October »
In Monroe during October, the rain falls for 9.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.39" of precipitation. October is the least humid month in Monroe, Louisiana, with an average relative humidity of 69%.
- Alexandria - October »
October in Alexandria, Louisiana, signifies the arrival of pleasant fall weather with its decline in temperature from September. On the first day of October in Alexandria sunrise is at 7:03 am and sunset at 6:55 pm.
- Houma - October »
October offers residents of Houma a much-needed respite from the blistering heat of the past few months, as temperatures drop to around a comfortable 79.7°F. The months with the lowest humidity in Houma are October and November, with an average relative humidity of 74%.
- New Iberia - October »
On the first day of October in New Iberia sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 6:53 pm. In New Iberia in October, it is raining for 8.5 days, with typically 1.22" of accumulated precipitation.
- Slidell - October »
In Slidell during October, the rain falls for 10.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.2" of precipitation. On the first day of October in Slidell, Louisiana, sunrise is at 6:52 am and sunset at 6:45 pm.