The climate of Jackson (Mississippi
- United States of America)
Jackson is the capital of Mississippi. It is also the largest city in
this state with a population figure of just more than 200,000. Jackson
was named after the 7th president of the United States, Andrew
Jackson. More than two thirds of its population consists of
Afro-Americans. The most important attractions are the International
Museum of Muslim cultures, Jackson Zoo and the botanical gardens of
Jackson State University.
Jackson has a warm maritime climate (type Cfa according to the Köppen
climate classification) with long and warm summers and short and mild
winters. During the winter subzero temperatures occasionally occur.
However, subzero temperatures during the day are uncommon. Spring is
short followed by a long and warm summer in which daytime temperatures
may reach tropical values. Evenings are muggy and during the night
temperatures hardly drop. Fall is short, this is also the driest
period with only 6-9 days with precipitation per month. Jackson is
located in a region in which heavy thunderstorms are not uncommon. On
average thunder occurs once every five days. However, thunder is not
always accompanied by rain. Jackson is located in a region with a risk
of destructive storms.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Jackson:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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