January weather in New Orleans

January weather in New Orleans Swamps as depicted by AI

In January, New Orleans experiences cool and mild winter weather. The temperatures typically range from highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s Fahrenheit (around 15 degrees Celsius) to lows in the upper 40s Fahrenheit (around 8 degrees Celsius). While it’s generally not extremely cold, it’s advisable to bring layers, as temperatures can vary throughout the day.

January is one of the drier months in New Orleans, with lower precipitation levels compared to the warmer months. However, occasional rain showers are still possible, so it’s a good idea to bring a light jacket or raincoat. Overall, January is a quieter time for tourism in New Orleans, making it a good month to explore the city without the crowds associated with peak tourist seasons.

Ragin Cajun's Take on January Weather in New Orleans

Compared to the north, January is a mild month but the weather is variable. The averages are mid 60’s during the day (around 18 degrees Celcius) and mid 40’s at night (approximately 7.5 degrees Celcius). But …

… there’s almost never such a thing as an average day! Temperature can be close to 80 degrees some days but in the 30’s on another day. (New Orleans is located south of Lake Pontchartrain and it rarely freezes.)

Customer Review of an Airboat Tour in january

Vicky Winters had this to say on her Google Review:

“First off if you’re gonna go in January make sure you have a blanket, hat, hoodie, 2 jackets, thick socks, a face mask and gloves lol cause it was so freaking cold. We only seen one gator unfortunately but the experience was so neat and our tour guide was amazing. We will be coming back during the summer time for sure!”

All of our Google reviews post raw and unfiltered to our website. Here you can see Vicky’s review of an airboat tour in January.

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