In September, New Orleans begins to transition from the hot and humid summer months to a slightly milder and more comfortable weather pattern. However, it still remains warm and humid, and the city can be prone to tropical storms and hurricanes during this time.
Daytime highs in September typically range from the mid-80s to low 90s Fahrenheit (around 29-34 degrees Celsius), while nighttime lows are in the 70s Fahrenheit (around 23-27 degrees Celsius).
The humidity levels are still relatively high in September, which can make the weather feel quite muggy. Visitors should be prepared for warm and humid conditions and the potential for rain and tropical storms. Light, breathable clothing and staying hydrated are essential if you plan to be outdoors.
September is within the peak of hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico, so it’s important to stay informed about weather updates and any potential storm threats if you decide to visit during this month.
While the weather begins to improve in terms of heat compared to the peak summer months, September is still considered a hurricane-prone and rainy period in New Orleans, which can affect travel plans and outdoor activities.
Ragin Cajun's Take on September weather in New Orleans
September is a transition month which moves from the heat and humidity of August into the pleasant weather of the autumn warm season.
This shift in the weather usually occurs around the 2nd – 3rd week of September. With wildlife active and weather warm (hot?), September is a great month to take an airboat ride.
You can review the upcoming weather in the New Orleans area on Weather.com.
Customer Review of an Airboat Tour in September
Rob Peaker had this to say on his Google review:
“Had a great time! I did the small boat (seats 6) tour and it was fantastic! Bucket list item for me. Airboat captain Scott was friendly and explained about the alligators, trees and birds. I opted for the hotel pick up, worked out well. Make sure to wear sunglasses, hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle….it gets hot when the boat stops.”