The climate of Louisiana (United
States of America)
The state of Louisiana is located in the southeastern part of the
United States of America on the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana borders the
states of Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. The border with Mississippi
partially consists of the Mississippi River. Louisiana is a fairly
flat state, the highest point is located at an altitude of only 163
meters above sea level. Along the coast large swamp lands can be
found; in total they cover an area of 50,000 square kilometers.
Louisiana has a warm maritime climate type Cfa according to the Köppen
climate classification. The subtropical character is mainly determined
by its location on the Gulf of Mexico. Because of this winters are
very mild and summers are very warm and wet. From May till September
maximum temperatures are between 30-35 degrees Celsius (86-95 degrees
Fahrenheit). Precipitation is quite evenly spread out over the year
with a small peak during the summer. From July till December there is
a risk of tropical storms and hurricanes which come from the Gulf of
Mexico. Because the coastline of Louisiana is located just above or
even below sea level there is a risk of floods caused by hurricanes.
Unfortunately, several lows have been recorded in the history of
Louisiana where floods are concerned. In 2005 hurricane Katrina caused
about 80% of the city of New Orleans to flood.
Climate information of places in Louisiana
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Louisiana several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Baton Rouge and cannot be seen as
an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Louisiana please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Baton Rouge. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages
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