January weather forecast
New Orleans, LA

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

Weather in January

January, like December, is a moderate winter month in New Orleans, Louisiana, with an average temperature varying between 48.6°F (9.2°C) and 60.4°F (15.8°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 60.4°F (15.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 48.6°F (9.2°C), January is the coldest month.

Humidity

In New Orleans, the average relative humidity in January is 74%.

Rainfall

In January, in New Orleans, the rain falls for 5.8 days. Throughout January, 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In New Orleans, Louisiana, during the entire year, the rain falls for 112.1 days and collects up to 9.37" (238mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January is the only month when snow falls in New Orleans. The month with the most snowfall days in New Orleans is January, when snow falls for 0.1 days.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 10h and 29min.
On the first day of January in New Orleans, sunrise is at 6:56 am and sunset at 5:11 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 5:36 pm CST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 5.7h.

UV index

In New Orleans, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 4 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in New Orleans?

With an average high-temperature of 60.4°F (15.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 48.6°F (9.2°C), January is the coldest month in New Orleans.

What is the temperature in January in New Orleans?

In January, in New Orleans, the average high-temperature is 60.4°F (15.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 48.6°F (9.2°C).

What is the average humidity in January in New Orleans?

In January, the average relative humidity is 74%.

How much does it rain in New Orleans in January?

In New Orleans, in January, it is raining for 5.8 days, with typically 0.47" (12mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the snowiest month in New Orleans?

January has the most snowfall days of the year in New Orleans, Louisiana. Snow falls for 0.1 days.

When does it start snowing in New Orleans?

January is the first month it typically snows in New Orleans. Throughout January, there are 0.1 snowfall days.

What is the average length of the day in January in New Orleans?

The average day length in January in New Orleans is 10h and 29min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in New Orleans?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:56 am and sunset at 5:11 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 5:36 pm CST.

How long on average sun shines in January in New Orleans?

The average sunshine duration in January in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 5.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in New Orleans?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
New Orleans, LA

Average temperature in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average high temperature in January: 60.4°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 January: 48.6°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 January
New Orleans, LA

Average pressure in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average pressure in January: 30.16"Hg

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

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Average wind speed in January
New Orleans, LA

Average wind speed in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average wind speed in January: 9.6mph

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 January
New Orleans, LA

Average humidity in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average humidity in January: 74%

The 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 January
New Orleans, LA

Average rainfall in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.47"

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 January
New Orleans, LA

Average rainfall days in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average rainfall days in January: 5.8 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 January
New Orleans, LA

Average snowfall days in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average snowfall days in January: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.1 days).
The 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 January /
Average sunshine in January
New Orleans, LA

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average daylight in January: 10h and 29min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 2min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 16min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in January
New Orleans, LA

Average sunshine days in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average sunshine days in January: 23.1 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 January
New Orleans, LA

Average UV index in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average UV index in January: 4

The 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 January
New Orleans, LA

Average cloud cover in January - New Orleans, LA
  • Average cloud cover in January: 36

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 January
New Orleans, LA

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

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

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