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Mississippi Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

Mississippi's climate has short, mild winters and hot, humid summers. During the winter, coastal temperatures are warmer than in the north, with January averages ranging from 5°C (41°F) to 11°C (52°F). Steamy summers in the south can hover in the 30°C (90°F), often with 90% humidity.

Required clothing

Summer months require light cottons and linens. Heavier weight clothing is needed for the winter months.

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