New Orleans - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over seven decades at New Orleans, Louisiana. Listed for every decade from the 1950s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. All the temperature data were collected at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at New Orleans
High °F Decade High °C
79.3 2010s 26.3
78.4 2000s 25.8
78.4 1990s 25.8
77.6 1980s 25.4
77.8 1970s 25.4
77.1 1960s 25.0
78.1 1950s 25.6

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at New Orleans
Low °F Decade Low °C
62.7 2010s 17.1
61.5 2000s 16.4
60.2 1990s 15.7
59.1 1980s 15.1
58.6 1970s 14.8
57.4 1960s 14.1
60.2 1950s 15.7

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in New Orleans reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 288 95
2000s 281 80
1990s 280 83
1980s 278 71
1970s 280 69
1960s 271 61
1950s 277 74

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in New Orleans dropped to 32 °F or lower
Decade 32 °F
0 °C
2010s 6
2000s 4
1990s 7
1980s 13
1970s 17
1960s 20
1950s 6
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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