Louisiana - January Weather Information

Typical Monthly Temperatures and Average Rainfall

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January is the average coolest month of the year in Louisiana, although winter temperatures are generally quite mild compared to most other U.S. states. With the exception of an occasional cold front, January temperatures across most of Louisiana tend to range from comfortably warm to comfortable cool. Precipitation is mostly rain, although there are occasional snowfalls usually limited to the northern regions of the state. In some portions of the state, an increase in tornado strikes occurs during January.
 

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    Alexandria, Louisiana


    Average January High: 59° Fahrenheit | 15° Celsius
    Average January Low: 38° Fahrenheit | 3° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 49° Fahrenheit | 9° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 5.4 Inches

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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana (State Capital)


    Average January High: 61° Fahrenheit | 16° Celsius
    Average January Low: 40° Fahrenheit | 4° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 51° Fahrenheit | 11° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 5.3 Inches

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    Bossier City, Louisiana


    Average January High: 57° Fahrenheit | 14° Celsius
    Average January Low: 36° Fahrenheit | 2° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 47° Fahrenheit | 8° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 4.2 Inches

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    Lafayette, Louisiana


    Average January High: 62° Fahrenheit | 17° Celsius
    Average January Low: 43° Fahrenheit | 6° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 53° Fahrenheit | 12° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 5.7 Inches

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    Lake Charles, Louisiana


    Average January High: 61° Fahrenheit | 16° Celsius
    Average January Low: 42° Fahrenheit | 6° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 52° Fahrenheit | 11° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 5.2 Inches

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    Mandeville, Louisiana


    Average January High: 61° Fahrenheit | 16° Celsius
    Average January Low: 40° Fahrenheit | 4° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 51° Fahrenheit | 11° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 5.2 Inches

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    Metairie, Louisiana


    Average January High: 63° Fahrenheit | 17° Celsius
    Average January Low: 45° Fahrenheit | 7° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 54° Fahrenheit | 12° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 4.9 Inches

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    Monroe, Louisiana


    Average January High: 56° Fahrenheit | 13° Celsius
    Average January Low: 33° Fahrenheit | 1° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 45° Fahrenheit | 7° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 5.3 Inches

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    Natchitoches, Louisiana


    Average January High: 58° Fahrenheit | 14° Celsius
    Average January Low: 37° Fahrenheit | 3° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 48° Fahrenheit | 9° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 5.0 Inches

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    New Orleans, Louisiana


    Average January High: 63° Fahrenheit | 17° Celsius
    Average January Low: 42° Fahrenheit | 6° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 53° Fahrenheit | 12° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 4.7 Inches

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    Shreveport, Louisiana


    Average January High: 57° Fahrenheit | 14° Celsius
    Average January Low: 36° Fahrenheit | 2° Celsius
    Average January Mean: 47° Fahrenheit | 8° Celsius
    Average January Precipitation: 4.2 Inches