In August, New Orleans continues to endure hot and humid summer weather, marking it as one of the city’s hottest and most humid months. During this time, daytime highs usually range from the low to mid-90s Fahrenheit (around 32-36 degrees Celsius), while nighttime lows stay in the 70s Fahrenheit (around 24-28 degrees Celsius).
The city battles very high humidity levels in August, making the heat feel especially oppressive. Visitors need to prepare for the intense heat and the likelihood of afternoon thunderstorms. Wearing lightweight, breathable clothing, applying sunscreen, and staying hydrated become crucial for anyone planning to spend time outdoors.
Moreover, August lies within the hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico, necessitating visitors to stay alert to weather updates and potential storm warnings if they choose to visit during this period.
Despite the weather’s challenges, including extreme heat and humidity, some tourists still choose to visit New Orleans in August. However, it is important to recognize that this month is less popular for tourism compared to the milder and more agreeable spring and fall seasons. To escape the heat, many locals take vacations during this time as well.
Ragin Cajun's Take on August weather in New Orleans
If you want to experience the heat and humidity of the deep south, then August in New Orleans is your time to do it! There is no doubt it is hot and muggy. Alligators are very active this time of year.
If you’re visiting New Orleans in August, the wonderful feeling of scooting around the swamps on a flat-bottom airboat with the breeze in you hair is a great way to get a break from the heat of the city.
You can review the upcoming weather in the New Orleans area on Weather.com.
Customer Review of an Airboat Tour in August
Michelle Long had this to say on her Google review:
“Dalton was an amazing guide! The entire team was fun, energetic but also put on a great show and taught us so much! We had the absolute best time! The ride was phenomenal and the alligators were amazing! If I could give this 10 stars I would!!!!!! We would do this again!!!”