In March, New Orleans transitions from winter to spring, warming up the weather. Daytime highs typically range between the mid-60s and mid-70s Fahrenheit (around 18-24 degrees Celsius), while nighttime lows hover around the 50s Fahrenheit (10-15 degrees Celsius).
The humidity increases in March compared to winter, and there remains a chance of rain. Therefore, it’s advisable to pack layers, a light jacket, and either an umbrella or raincoat.
New Orleans becomes a popular destination in March, often coinciding with events like Mardi Gras, which usually takes place in late February or early March. During this period, the city buzzes with liveliness and festivity, leading to increased tourism and potential crowds. Be ready for these conditions if you’re planning a visit around special events. Overall, March provides more agreeable weather for outdoor activities and exploration than the cooler winter months.
Ragin Cajun's Take on March weather in New Orleans
March is another variable month but as the month proceeds, it will become warmer and warmer. For people traveling down from northern climates, March is typically a wonderful month to visit.
Our winter season is short so there is already plenty of plant life during March with many trees leafed out and an abundance of smaller plants. Along with April, March is something of a magical month since everything takes on a wonderfully bright green, luminous hue before the heat of the summer sets in.
You can review the upcoming weather in the New Orleans area on Weather.com.
Customer Review of an Airboat Tour in March
MCB had this to say on a Google review.
“We had the pleasure of going on a airboat tour on Saturday March 18th – Shawn was our captain. He was funny, entertaining and very knowledgeable – we had so much fun on our tour! It exceeded our expectations! Thank you for such a fun tour! A special thank you to Shelpby at reception – we had to reschedule our tour because of the weather and she was very patient, pleasant and accommodating.
Would highly recommend joining one of their swamp tours!”