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The weather in New Orleans is on the warm side, crawling above 90 degrees as summer begins in earnest. High humidity is the New Orleans gift of a permanent facial. As good as it can be for your skin, it can be tricky to dress for and best accomodated with loose, white clothing.
Afternoon showers are an almost daily occurrence. Pack a small umbrella for most outings so you'll be prepared, and dodge balconies in the French Quarter if you head out without one. Evenings are cooled down to around 75 degrees, and that's when you can enjoy night blooming jasmine, magnolia, sweet olive and every other intoxicating scent that summer in New Orleans brings.