New Orleans - Recent May Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the May weather in New Orleans, Louisiana was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives May data by year for temperature and precipitation.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot days occurred each May. Then there's information on how much rain actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often New Orleans had wet weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in New Orleans
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
90 70 2018 32 21
82 66 2017 28 19
85 70 2016 30 21
86 71 2015 30 21
84 66 2014 29 19
81 66 2013 27 19
88 71 2012 31 22
86 69 2011 30 20
88 72 2010 31 22
Number of days in May when the temperature in New Orleans rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2018 31 18
2017 30 1
2016 31 5
2015 31 2
2014 31 0
2013 30 0
2012 31 11
2011 31 11
2010 31 13

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on New Orleans during May in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total rainfall for May in New Orleans
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
7 2018 1.7 44
10 2017 9.9 252
8 2016 5.0 126
12 2015 9.1 232
9 2014 8.4 212
7 2013 8.2 209
8 2012 1.8 45
3 2011 0.8 20
8 2010 5.2 131
Reference

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

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