Köppen Climate Classifications

Climate covers everything from averages to extremes of different meteorological variables, such as temperature and precipitation. Köppen climate classifications give information about these different variables.

The entire state of Louisiana falls within the Humid Subtropical (Cfa) climate classification. Within this climate zone, summers tend to be warm-to-hot, while the winters can be cold-to-mild. The average temperature of the coldest month is below 64°F (17.8˚C) and above 27°F (-2.8˚C). There is usually no dry season with this classification, and the rainfall is highly variable year-round. Let’s explore the influences on the climatic zones for Louisiana.