The best times to visit Canton for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 20th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Canton Travel Info

Weather in Canton

Temperature

Average temperatures in Canton vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 22nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Canton, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 96.1°F (35.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.1°F (22.8°C) at night.

Canton Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Canton Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Canton Perceived Temperature (F)

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Canton Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Canton Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan59.845.934.6
Feb6348.636.4
Mar73.157.944.9
Apr79.665.352.2
May85.772.760.5
Jun92.880.269.3
Jul93.580.971
Aug94.381.270.9
Sep89.676.265.2
Oct80.165.252
Nov7054.742.4
Dec63.55039.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan15.47.71.4
Feb17.29.22.4
Mar22.814.47.2
Apr26.418.511.2
May29.822.615.8
Jun33.826.820.7
Jul34.227.221.7
Aug34.627.321.6
Sep3224.618.4
Oct26.718.411.1
Nov21.112.65.8
Dec17.5104

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Canton are October, September, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid June. For example, on the week of June 18th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Canton? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Canton is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Canton.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Canton (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan25%25.1
Feb26%25.7
Mar22%06
Apr23%04.9
May20%04.6
Jun19%03.9
Jul22%04.5
Aug21%04.6
Sep16%04.4
Oct15%03.2
Nov17%04.8
Dec24%1.25.8

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan255.113
Feb265.114.5
Mar22015.2
Apr23012.4
May20011.7
Jun1909.9
Jul22011.4
Aug21011.7
Sep16011.2
Oct1508.1
Nov17012.2
Dec24314.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Canton has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (57% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.2%).

Wind in Canton is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Canton.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan5.7Light breeze12Significant breeze
Feb6Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
Mar5.9Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
Apr6.1Light breeze13.2Significant breeze
May4.8Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
Jun3.8Barely noticeable11Significant breeze
Jul3.5Barely noticeable10.3Significant breeze
Aug3.6Barely noticeable10.7Gentle breeze
Sep3.9Barely noticeable9.8Significant breeze
Oct4.5Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
Nov4.9Light breeze11Significant breeze
Dec5.9Light breeze12Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan57.9%
Feb58.1%
Mar57%
Apr58.2%
May62.3%
Jun62%
Jul64.9%
Aug63.6%
Sep63.5%
Oct60.4%
Nov62%
Dec66.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Canton?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Canton, MS, US is July, followed by June and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Canton in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.4 in November means 50.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Canton Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 89°F (31.7°C) and 67.4°F (19.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Canton, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91.4°F (33°C) and 65.9°F (18.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Canton to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 67.4°F (19.7°C) and 58.3°F (14.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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