The climate in New Orleans during May can be summarized as hot, humid and wet.
May is in the spring in New Orleans and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||29.1°C 84.4°F|
|Nightly temperature||19.3°C 66.7°F|
|Average temperature||24.2°C 75.6°F|
|Daily sunshine||9.6 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||122 mm 4.8 ins|
|Rainy days||8 days|
|Sea temperature||25.1°C 77.2°F|
|Windspeed||14kph 9 mph|
On average May is the 3rd driest month of the year in New Orleans with around 122mm 4.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.6 hours of sunshine per day.
The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in New Orleans in May 2023.
|Hottest month:||July||32.5°C 90.5°F|
|Driest month:||October||73mm 2.9ins|
|Coldest month:||January||15.9°C 60.6°F|
|Wettest month:||July||174mm 6.9ins|