New Orleans, LA Climate in May

Temperature for May

In New Orleans, LA during May the average high temperature is 85.0°F. The hottest day on record was May 31, 1951 when the temperature hit 95.0°F.

New Orleans, LA daily average and extreme temperature range for May

Low Temperature

During May the overnight temperature drops to an average of 66.5°F, with the lowest temperature of 43.0°F being recorded on May 13, 1960. In May it has never frozen overnight.

Precipitation for May

In May the average monthly rainfall in New Orleans, LA is 3.50 inches with rain usually falling on between 9 and 10 days. 1947 was the driest May with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 1973 was the wettest May with 29.93 inches of rain. The wettest single day in May was 27 May 1973 when 13.78 inches of rain fell.

In May it usually snows on between 0 and 1 days. Tornados are reported on 0 and 1 days in May. There are thunderstorms on between 5 and 6 days in May.