Lake Charles, LA Climate

Summary Graph

The summary climate graph for Lake Charles, LA shows a selection of temperature, rainfall and snow minimum, mean and maximum measures over the course of a year. Click on each of the measures in the key to toggle them on and off.

Graph of average and extreme temperature ranges by day for Lake Charles, LA.


The warmest month in Lake Charles Regional, Lake Charles, Louisiana is August with an average high temperature of 91.8°F. The hottest day on record was August 31 2000 when the temperature hit 107.1°F. During January the overnight temperature drops to an average of 42.7°F with the lowest temperature of 10.9°F being recorded on December 24 1989.

Warmest Days

Warmest Months

Coldest Days

Coldest Months

The warmest days on record are:

31 Aug 2000107.1°F
5 Sep 2000105.1°F
5 Jun 2011102.9°F
8 Aug 1947102.4°F
15 Aug 1951102.4°F

The warmest months on average were:

August 201197°F
August 195196.7°F
August 201095.4°F
August 199995°F
August 200095°F

The coldest days on record are:

24 Dec 198910.9°F
26 Dec 198312.9°F
24 Jan 194813.5°F
2 Feb 195113.5°F
11 Jan 196215.1°F

The coldest months on average were:

January 197732.5°F
January 198533°F
January 197934.2°F
December 198934.5°F
January 197834.6°F


The wettest month by average rainfall in Lake Charles, LA is May with an average of 4.2 inches of rain falling on 8 to 9 days.Although in July it typically rains on more days with 3.9 inches falling in 13 to 14 days. The driest month by average rainfall in Lake Charles, LA is April with an average of 2.5 inches of rain falling on 8 to 9 days. Although in October it typically rains on less days with 3.1 inches falling in 7 to 8 days

Wettest Days

The wettest days on record are:

11 June 19816 inches
27 June 19895.9 inches
19 June 20064.7 inches
11 June 20024 inches
26 June 19993.7 inches

Wettest Months

The wettest months on record are:

February 197331.2 inches
March 197330.6 inches
May 197328.8 inches
June 198927.9 inches
May 198022.4 inches

Driest Months

The driest months on record are:

June 19420 inches
July 19420 inches
August 19420 inches
September 19420 inches
October 19420 inches