The best times to visit Mississippi for ideal weather are
March 12th to May 20th
September 24th to November 11th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mississippi Travel Guide
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Weather in Mississippi
Average temperatures in Mississippi vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Mississippi, 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 92.7°F (33.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.8°F (23.2°C) at night.
Mississippi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mississippi Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Mississippi Perceived Temperature (F)
Mississippi Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mississippi 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mississippi are October, November, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early November. For example, on the week of November 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in Mississippi? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Mississippi is often around around December 3rd 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 Mississippi.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mississippi (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Mississippi has some humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (60.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69.6%).
Wind in Mississippi is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mississippi.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||6.5||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.9||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.7||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|May||5.8||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.8||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.2||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.2||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.7||Light breeze||10.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.3||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.8||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.3||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mississippi?
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 Mississippi, United States is June, followed by July and April. 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 Mississippi 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
Overall Mississippi Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.2°F (30.1°C) and 62.4°F (16.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Mississippi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.8°F (31.6°C) and 62.9°F (17.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Mississippi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.1°F (17.3°C) and 55.8°F (13.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.