New Orleans - Recent December Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the December weather in New Orleans, Louisiana was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives December 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 or cold days occurred each December. 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

December temperature averages by year in New Orleans
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
66 51 2018 19 11
64 47 2017 18 9
67 52 2016 20 11
72 57 2015 22 14
67 51 2014 20 10
63 48 2013 17 9
68 50 2012 20 10
66 49 2011 19 10
61 42 2010 16 6
Number of days in December when the temperature in New Orleans dropped to 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
0 2018 12
2 2017 12
0 2016 13
0 2015 21
0 2014 11
0 2013 10
0 2012 17
0 2011 13
2 2010 8

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on New Orleans during December 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 December in New Orleans
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
11 2018 5.3 135
12 2017 5.2 131
9 2016 7.9 200
12 2015 6.5 164
8 2014 4.0 101
11 2013 3.2 81
11 2012 5.1 130
8 2011 1.3 33
6 2010 2.2 55
Reference

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

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