October is the driest month of the year and lies in the heart of the beautiful autumn season in Louisiana. The temperatures are mild to warm in the average range of 51°F (10.6°C) to 81°F (27.2°C), with a daily 8 hours of glorious sunshine. Nights are comfortable with average low temperatures in the 51°F (10.6°C) to 62°F (16.7°C) range. Houma on the coast registers between a mild 61°F (16.1°C) to warm 81°F (27.2°C). The mild ocean water temperatures make the beaches attractive destinations. Louisiana receives up of 4" (102mm) of rain even in the driest month of the dry season. October is colorful, with the foliage at its peak in the entire state. Maples and aspens display colorful shades of orange, gold, red, and purple. Flip-flops and shorts are wearable during the day and even in the evenings. The harvest season is at its peak, and the farmers' markets are full of fresh produce. The beautiful autumn weather makes October the best time to visit Louisiana.