The best times to visit Starkville for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th


September 10th to October 28th

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



Other Starkville Travel Info

Weather in Starkville


Average temperatures in Starkville vary drastically. 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 Starkville, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 94.4°F (34.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.7°F (22.6°C) at night.

Starkville Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Starkville Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Starkville Perceived Temperature (F)


Starkville Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Starkville 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 53.5 42.9 34.6
Feb 57.2 45.9 36.9
Mar 67.6 55.9 46.2
Apr 75.2 63.4 53.1
May 82.2 71.4 61.5
Jun 90.5 79.5 69.4
Jul 91.1 80.4 71.3
Aug 91.7 80 70.7
Sep 86 74.7 65.1
Oct 75.7 63.3 52.9
Nov 64.5 52.5 42.5
Dec 57.4 47.6 39.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 11.9 6.1 1.4
Feb 14 7.7 2.7
Mar 19.8 13.3 7.9
Apr 24 17.4 11.7
May 27.9 21.9 16.4
Jun 32.5 26.4 20.8
Jul 32.8 26.9 21.8
Aug 33.2 26.7 21.5
Sep 30 23.7 18.4
Oct 24.3 17.4 11.6
Nov 18.1 11.4 5.8
Dec 14.1 8.7 4.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Starkville are August, June, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th 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 Starkville? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Starkville.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.3
Feb 7% 0 1.3
Mar 6% 0 1.3
Apr 3% 0 0.5
May 3% 0 0.4
Jun 2% 0 0.4
Jul 3% 0 0.3
Aug 2% 0 0.2
Sep 4% 0 0.6
Oct 3% 0 0.5
Nov 3% 0 0.4
Dec 8% 0 1.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.8
Feb 7 0 3.3
Mar 6 0 3.3
Apr 3 0 1.3
May 3 0 1
Jun 2 0 1
Jul 3 0 0.8
Aug 2 0 0.5
Sep 4 0 1.5
Oct 3 0 1.3
Nov 3 0 1
Dec 8 0 4.3


Humidity and Wind

Starkville has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (55% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (66.5%).

Wind in Starkville is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and December. February’s average wind speed of around 6.6 knots (7.6 MPH or 12.2 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 late February and early March 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 Starkville.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.1 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Feb 6.6 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 6.5 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Apr 6.2 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
May 5.2 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Jun 4.1 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.9 Barely noticeable 9.8 Significant breeze
Aug 3.9 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.6 Light breeze 10.1 Significant breeze
Oct 5 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.5 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Dec 6.4 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.5%
Feb 55%
Mar 56%
Apr 57.9%
May 62.8%
Jun 63.5%
Jul 66.5%
Aug 66.2%
Sep 63.9%
Oct 60.8%
Nov 59.5%
Dec 65.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Starkville?

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 Starkville, 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 Starkville 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

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 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 Starkville 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 61°F (16.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 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 the least precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Starkville, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.8°F (31.6°C) and 59.9°F (15.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 1 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 Starkville to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 61.4°F (16.3°C) and 52.2°F (11.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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