December weather forecast and climate
New Orleans, LA

Commuter buses on the street in New Orleans, Louisiana
Commuter buses on the street in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a comfortable month in New Orleans, Louisiana, with average temperature ranging between min 52.5°F (11.4°C) and max 63.5°F (17.5°C).

Temperature

In New Orleans, Louisiana, the average high-temperature marginally drops, from a pleasant 68.9°F (20.5°C) in November, to an enjoyable 63.5°F (17.5°C). In December, in New Orleans, the average low-temperature is 52.5°F (11.4°C).

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity in New Orleans are February and December, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

Rainfall

In New Orleans, Louisiana,, during 7.8 rainfall days, 0.79" (20mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 112.1 rainfall days, and 9.37" (238mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

February through December are months without snowfall.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in New Orleans is December, with an average of 10.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

With an average of 5.1h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in New Orleans.

UV index

The month with the lowest UV index in New Orleans is December, with an average maximum UV index of 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the most humid month in New Orleans?

Months with the highest humidity are February and December, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

What is the average humidity in December in New Orleans?

In New Orleans, Louisiana, the average relative humidity in December is 77%.

How much does it rain in New Orleans in December?

In New Orleans, in December, it is raining for 7.8 days, with typically 0.79" (20mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in New Orleans?

February through December are months without snowfall in New Orleans.

Does it snow in New Orleans in December?

In New Orleans, Louisiana, in December, it doesn't snow. In January, it regularly snows.

What is the month with the shortest days in New Orleans?

December has the shortest days of the year in New Orleans, Louisiana, with an average of 10.2h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does New Orleans have in December?

In New Orleans, the average length of the day in December is 10.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in New Orleans?

With an average of 5.1h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in New Orleans, Louisiana.

How many hours of sunshine does New Orleans have in December?

In December, the average sunshine in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 5.1h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in New Orleans?

The month with the lowest UV index in New Orleans, Louisiana, is December, with an average maximum UV index of 3.

What is the UV index reading in December in New Orleans?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
New Orleans, LA

Average temperature in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average high temperature in December: 63.5°F

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (89.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (60.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 52.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (48.6°F).

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Average pressure in December
New Orleans, LA

Average pressure in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average pressure in December: 30.12"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June, August and September (29.97").

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Average wind speed in December
New Orleans, LA

Average wind speed in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.4mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February and April (9.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.6mph).

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Average humidity in December
New Orleans, LA

Average humidity in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average humidity in December: 77%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (71%).

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Average rainfall in December
New Orleans, LA

Average rainfall in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.79"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.57").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are March and April (0.43").

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Average rainfall days in December
New Orleans, LA

Average rainfall days in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average rainfall days in December: 7.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (4.7 days).

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Average snowfall days in December
New Orleans, LA

Average snowfall days in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average snowfall days in December: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
New Orleans, LA

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average daylight in December: 10.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5.1h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

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Average sunshine days in December
New Orleans, LA

Average sunshine days in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average sunshine days in December: 21.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (23.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (8.9 days).

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Average UV index in December
New Orleans, LA

Average UV index in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average UV index in December: 3

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in December
New Orleans, LA

Average cloud cover in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average cloud cover in December: 44

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 24).

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Average visibility in December
New Orleans, LA

Average visibility in December - New Orleans, LA
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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