The climate of Mississippi (United
States of America)
The state of Mississippi is located in the southeastern part of the
United States and was named after the river that flows through this
‘Magnolia State’. Mississippi has a fairly flat landscape. The climate
of Mississippi is very favorable for growing crops. This is why the
cultivation of cotton flourished here. Because of the many slaves that
were put to work in the cotton fields in Mississippi a large part of
the population is Afro-American. Mississippi has a warm maritime
climate with long and hot summers and fairly short and mild winters.
Summers last for 4-5 months. During this period average maximum
temperatures are between 29-34 degrees Celsius (84-93 degrees
Fahrenheit) and one in every three days is a day with precipitation.
During hurricane season, which is from July till December there is a
risk of hurricanes which come from the Gulf of Mexico. The amount of
rain that falls during a hurricane may cause floods. A recent example
is hurricane Katrina which caused 238 casualties in the state of
Mississippi in 2005. Another disastrous phenomenon that occurs in
Mississippi are tornadoes. Every year these storms cause a lot of
problems in this state. On average 27 tornadoes can be recorded per
year, a quarter of which can be categorized in the highest category.
Climate information of places in Mississippi
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Mississippi several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Jackson and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Mississippi please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Jackson. For climate
figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant
individual climate pages.
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