New Orleans Weather in May

What's the weather like in New Orleans (Louisiana) in May 2023?

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.

New Orleans weather averages (imperial / metric)
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
Humidity 74%
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.

May temperatures in New Orleans

New Orleans average temperature in May

May rainfall

New Orleans average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

New Orleans average rain in May

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.

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New Orleans weather stats

New Orleans weather statistics
Hottest month: July 32.5°C 90.5°F
Driest month: October 73mm 2.9ins
Sunniest month: October 8.4hrs
Coldest month: January 15.9°C 60.6°F
Wettest month: July 174mm 6.9ins
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