January 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 January

January, like December, is another mild winter month in New Orleans, Louisiana, with average temperature fluctuating between 60.4°F (15.8°C) and 48.6°F (9.2°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In January, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the rain falls for 5.8 days. Throughout January, 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in New Orleans, there are 112.1 rainfall days, and 9.37" (238mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

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

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in New Orleans is 10.5h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 5.7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in January is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 4 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in New Orleans?

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

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 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 74%.

How many days does it rain in January in New Orleans?

In New Orleans, Louisiana, during January, the rain falls for 5.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation.

When does it start snowing in New Orleans?

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

When does it snow the most in New Orleans?

January has the most snowfall days of the year. Snow falls for 0.1 days.

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

In January, the average length of the day in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 10.5h.

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

In January, the average sunshine in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 5.7h.

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

In New Orleans, Louisiana, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

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"

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 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%

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).
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: 10.5h

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 January: 5.7h

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 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

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

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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