New Orleans - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in New Orleans, Louisiana. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in New Orleans rose above 100 °F? What was the highest temperature in New Orleans five decades ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in New Orleans and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1893, with a lot of gaps before 1948. The highest temperature measured during that time was 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39 Celsius) on August 22, 1980 and July 15, 1939.

Since 1948 the temperature extremes were observed at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at the Audubon Zoo near the city's downtown.

Highest New Orleans temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
98 September 17, 2018 + 37
96 August 19, 2017 + 36
100 June 26, 2016 38
99 July 29, 2015 37
96 August 23, 2014 36
97 August 07, 2013 36
98 June 26, 2012 37
100 July 02, 2011 + 38
100 August 02, 2010 + 38
Highest temperature recorded at New Orleans each year
Max °F Date Max °C
101 June 24, 2009 38
97 July 28, 2008 + 36
100 August 11, 2007 38
97 August 15, 2006 36
98 July 25, 2005 37
95 August 01, 2004 + 35
95 August 10, 2003 35
95 August 07, 2002 + 35
94 July 24, 2001 + 34
101 August 30, 2000 38
97 August 26, 1999 + 36
99 August 28, 1998 + 37
95 September 22, 1997 + 35
95 July 23, 1996 + 35
100 August 20, 1995 38
95 August 15, 1994 + 35
98 July 31, 1993 + 37
97 July 11, 1992 36
98 July 15, 1991 + 37
100 August 05, 1990 38
99 August 27, 1989 37
96 June 28, 1988 36
96 August 21, 1987 + 36
100 July 30, 1986 38
94 June 05, 1985 34
96 August 21, 1984 36
94 August 31, 1983 + 34
96 August 26, 1982 36
101 July 23, 1981 38
102 August 22, 1980 39
97 July 05, 1979 36
97 August 03, 1978 36
97 July 01, 1977 36
95 August 25, 1976 + 35
94 May 27, 1975 34
96 July 12, 1974 36
96 July 17, 1973 36
96 August 05, 1972 36
95 June 14, 1971 + 35
98 July 04, 1970 + 37
98 July 03, 1969 + 37
96 July 29, 1968 + 36
98 June 27, 1967 37
97 July 29, 1966 + 36
94 July 21, 1965 34
96 August 31, 1964 36
97 June 14, 1963 36
97 August 08, 1962 36
94 August 02, 1961 34
97 July 30, 1960 + 36
94 August 08, 1959 + 34
95 August 01, 1958 + 35
97 July 10, 1957 36
96 August 09, 1956 36
96 August 23, 1955 36
100 June 30, 1954 38
99 June 19, 1953 37
96 July 25, 1952 + 36
100 August 14, 1951 38
96 August 14, 1950 + 36
96 June 30, 1949 36
97 July 31, 1948 36
1947
1946
1945
1944
1943
1942
100 August 28, 1941 + 38
102 July 15, 1939 39
100 June 22, 1937 38
98 August 29, 1936 37
100 August 08, 1935 38
98 July 23, 1934 + 37
100 June 20, 1933 + 38
99 July 14, 1932 + 37
98 July 10, 1931 + 37
100 July 11, 1930 38
1929
1928
1927
1926
1925
1924
1923
97 July 31, 1922 36
100 August 21, 1921 38
95 September 16, 1920 + 35
96 August 07, 1919 + 36
98 June 17, 1918 37
96 August 07, 1917 + 36
97 May 12, 1916 36
99 June 22, 1915 37
99 June 28, 1914 + 37
100 June 19, 1913 38
98 August 23, 1912 + 37
100 August 09, 1911 + 38
97 September 07, 1910 + 36
98 August 19, 1909 + 37
95 June 21, 1908 35
96 July 22, 1907 + 36
96 June 24, 1906 36
97 June 19, 1905 + 36
95 July 28, 1904 35
95 July 23, 1903 + 35
97 August 17, 1902 36
1901
95 September 17, 1900 + 35
96 August 09, 1899 + 36
1898
99 August 03, 1897 37
1896
98 August 08, 1895 + 37
1894
99 June 26, 1893 37
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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