The best times to visit Mississippi for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 20th

or

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.


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Weather in Mississippi

Temperature

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)

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Mississippi 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.

Mississippi Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mississippi Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan57.146.237.4
Feb59.748.740
Mar68.957.748.3
Apr76.465.555.9
May82.872.763.7
Jun89.779.971.1
Jul90.480.672.6
Aug9180.772.3
Sep86.776.167.3
Oct77.465.655.8
Nov6755.245.8
Dec60.950.842.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan13.97.93
Feb15.49.34.4
Mar20.514.39.1
Apr24.718.613.3
May28.222.617.6
Jun32.126.621.7
Jul32.42722.6
Aug32.827.122.4
Sep30.424.519.6
Oct25.218.713.2
Nov19.412.97.7
Dec16.110.46


 

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.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan11%2.52.2
Feb12%2.12.4
Mar11%22.7
Apr11%02.6
May11%02.4
Jun9%01.7
Jul12%02.6
Aug11%02.3
Sep9%02.3
Oct8%01.8
Nov8%01.7
Dec12%1.22.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan116.45.6
Feb125.36.1
Mar115.16.9
Apr1106.6
May1106.1
Jun904.3
Jul1206.6
Aug1105.8
Sep905.8
Oct804.6
Nov804.3
Dec1237.4

 

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.

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan6.5Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Feb6.9Light breeze13.6Significant breeze
Mar6.7Light breeze13.6Significant breeze
Apr7Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
May5.8Light breeze12.4Significant breeze
Jun4.8Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Jul4.2Light breeze11Significant breeze
Aug4.2Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
Sep4.7Light breeze10.6Significant breeze
Oct5.3Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
Nov5.8Light breeze12Significant breeze
Dec6.3Light breeze12.4Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan60.7%
Feb61.8%
Mar61.7%
Apr62.1%
May65.2%
Jun66.2%
Jul69.1%
Aug67.3%
Sep66.1%
Oct63%
Nov63.8%
Dec69.6%

 

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

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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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 39.1 in November means 39.1% of the tourists vs. June.


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.

 

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