New Orleans in November - too cool?

Old Oct 19th, 2014, 09:49 AM
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New Orleans in November - too cool?

Hi everyone,

We are travelling to Louisiana/NO November 5. and we are wondering what kind of weather to expect? Weathersites tell us 22 degrees on average - that is a nice summerday here in Copenhagen, but the humidity is very different, and so will it be warm enough for an evening drink on the patio? Also - do the trees still have leaves? Still some green to see?
We will be leaving a cold, wet and bare Denmark behind and we are so hoping for some sun
Thank you for any advice!
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Old Oct 19th, 2014, 03:28 PM
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IMHO NO s never too col to be outdoors although you might need a light sweater on a cool night. Have been there even in Feb and never saw the trees without leaves.
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 02:39 PM
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You're coming from Scandinavia and asking if NEW ORLEANS in November would be too cool.

My sides are hurting.


No, it's not. We bounced around City Park in long sleeve t-shirts, light sweaters (jumpers in British English) and jeans during the Voodoo Festival last year. Didn't dip below 50 (that's 10 to you) and rarely got close to it - lowest temps were usually around 55-58 (that's 13-15 C). Seriously, if you were Icelandic instead of Danish, it would be sunbathing weather. During the day, if it's not raining, you should get temperatures in the 60s and 70s. In Jutland, that's called "summer."

The trees have leaves over New Year's. They'll have leaves in November.

And if you're going to indulge in the local confectionery, go to one of the stores featured here:

Do NOT get the Aunt Sally's or Praline Connection or whatever other pre-boxed rot is on offer. Anyone who says there's no difference hasn't had the good stuff.
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 06:36 PM
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Try begniets at Cafe du Monde near Jackson Square. You may see some interesting street performers in that area as well.
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 06:55 PM
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Will it be warm enough for drinks on a patio? Probably. And most will have outdoor heaters to help make it warmer.

I've been in December and just wore a leather jacket with scarf and sometimes I put on gloves. NOLA is pretty much a temperate climate so the weather should be cool but not too cold and definitely more delightful than "home" for you.

Yes, there will be green on many trees and beautiful winter flowers and even lemons. Be sure to take the streetcar out to the Garden District. Lovely. Enjoy!
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 08:26 PM
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I was in New Orleans from last Tuesday through two days ago.

It was 75 degrees and sunny every day, down to 55 at night.

Stunning weather. Sun was very intense, bring a good hat with a nice sized rim, and sunsrceen.

Best dinner meal by far was at Tableau, Dickie Brannan's newer restaurant overlooking Jackson Square. it was memorable, neon the top 5 dinners of our lives so far. GET THE TURTLE SOUP.

Best pralines IMO are at the New Orleans Cooking School. Thin and crunchy with lots of pecans, totally opposite of those thick heavy creamy pralines.

The Treme Tour by French Quarter Phantoms was a big highlight of the trip.

Best oysters on the half shell were at Bourbon House. BY FAR. We had oysters at Acme and Feliz and they were 1/3 the size and 1/4 the taste of the ones at Bourbon House, for the exact same price. ourbon House is one door down from Acme and across the street from Felix.
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Old Oct 21st, 2014, 10:03 AM
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Hi lewinkel,

I've been in New Orleans in December and January and was out in short sleeves for a surprising number of days even then. Yes, it got chilly one day (high around 8 C), but coming from Canada, it just meant layering a bit more and it was still comfortable for exploring that day but probably not patio-sitting. Plenty of greenery and even flowers (bougainvillea even) in bloom when I went around New Years Eve. November tends to be warmer than December/January so I think the chances for having a drink on the patio are good.

Enjoy! Daniel
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