What Are the Warmest Cities in Mississippi?

What Are the Warmest Cities in Mississippi?

In this article I’m going to share with you my ranking of the warmest places in Mississippi.

I created my list by researching data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other climate data providers.

Below I’m listing the top 10 warmest places in Mississippi that have the highest average yearly temperatures. Later in the article I share a table with 50 most populous cities in Mississippi.

Top 10 Warmest Cities in Mississippi

Warmest Mississippi Cities

Here are the top 10 warmest places in Mississippi ranked by their daily mean temperature. If you’re looking for the highest temperature year round, these ten places are up to 8 degrees warmer than the coldest places of the state located in its northern part.

For the top five cities I also give average winter and summer temperatures.

1. Ocean Springs – daily mean temperature of 68.5 °F

Ocean Springs is a small coastal city of 18,000 people, located in the southeastern corner of the state on the Mississippi Sound. It’s the warmest city in Mississippi. Ocean Springs has some of the mildest winters. The average temperature is 60-63 °F during the day and 45-47 °F at night between December and February. In the summer, Ocean Springs experiences very hot weather. The average temperature during the day is 88-90 °F and the average temperature at night is 74-76 °F. Summers are muggy and uncomfortable.

Winter temperatures: highs of 60-63 °F, lows of 45-47 °F

Summer temperatures: highs of 88-90 °F, lows of 74-76 °F

2. Biloxi – daily mean temperature of 68.45 °F

Biloxi, a city of 50,000 residents, lies about 4 miles west of Ocean Springs. It’s the fourth largest city in Mississippi. It has almost exactly the same climate as Ocean Springs, with slightly higher maximum temperatures and slightly lower minimum temperatures.

Winter temperatures: highs of 60-63 °F, lows of 44-47 °F

Summer temperatures: highs of 88-90 °F, lows of 74-75 °F

3. Gulfport – daily mean temperature of 68.35 °F

Gulfport is a city of 73,000 people, located 13 miles west of Biloxi. It’s the second largest city in the state. Because it’s located in the same area as the previous two cities, its climate is very similar. Weather stations report slightly warmer winter days at 61-65 °F and slightly cooler nights.

Winter temperatures: highs of 61-65 °F, lows of 42-46 °F

Summer temperatures: highs of 89-91 °F, lows of 73-75 °F

4. Yazoo City – daily mean temperature of 67.55 °F

Located 46 miles north of Jackson, Yazoo City, along with Picayune and Wiggins, has the highest average high temperature in Mississippi, at 78.2 °F. That’s over two degrees higher than in Ocean Springs that is overall the warmest city of the state due to much warmer nights (the average low temperature there is 61 °F compared to 56.9 °F in Yazoo City). Yazoo City has the hottest summer days out of all cities on this list, with temperatures reaching 92-95 °F.

Winter temperatures: highs of 58-63 °F, lows of 39-41 °F

Summer temperatures: highs of 92-95 °F, lows of 72-76 °F

5. Waveland – daily mean temperature of 67 °F

Waveland is another city on the Mississippi Sound. It’s located even further southwest, 20 miles of Gulfport, and in the southwestern corner of the state. At 7,000 residents, it’s one of the smallest cities in this ranking. In the winter, Waveland has average highs of 59-63 °F and lows of 42-44 °F. In the summer, it has slightly lower temperatures than Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Gulfport, getting temperatures between 87-89 °F.

Winter temperatures: highs of 59-63 °F, lows of 42-44 °F

Summer temperatures: highs of 87-89 °F, lows of 72-74 °F

6. Columbia – daily mean temperature of 66.55 °F

Columbia is a small city of 6,000 people, located 33 miles west of Hattiesburg that ranks seventh in this ranking. Columbia has some of the warmest days on this list (60-64 °F in the winter and 90-92 °F in the summer) while having some of the coolest nights (38-42 °F in the winter and 70-72 °F in the summer).

7. Hattiesburg – daily mean temperature of 66.45 °F

At almost 49,000 residents, Hattiesburg is the fifth most populous city in Mississippi. Hattiesburg has a climate virtually the same as Columbia.

8. Picayune – daily mean temperature of 66.4 °F

Picayune is a city of 12,000 inhabitants, located 5 miles from the border with Louisiana in southwestern Mississippi. Picayune enjoys some of the warmest winter days in Mississippi, getting average high temperatures of 62-66 °F between December and February. Nights are much colder, though, with temperatures dropping to 38-41 °F (as opposed to much milder 45-47 °F in Ocean Springs).

9. Vicksburg – daily mean temperature of 66.15 °F

Vicksburg lies on the Yazoo River on the border with Louisiana, 44 miles west of Jackson. About 21,5000 people call the city home. At 53.4 inches of annual rainfall, Vicksburg has the lowest precipitation out of all ten cities in this ranking. Vicksburg has one of the least moderate climates on this list. Winters are colder than in other cities, ranging from 57 to 62 °F. Meanwhile, summers are some of the hottest, ranging from 90 to 93 °F.

10. McComb – daily mean temperature of 66.15 °F

McComb is located 75 miles west of Hattiesburg. This small city of 12,500 people has the same annual daily mean temperature as Vicksburg. It has different temperatures, though. Winters are between 60-64 °F and summers are between 89-91 °F.

Video Summary of the Warmest Mississippi Cities

50 Biggest Cities in Mississippi Ranked by Daily Mean Temperature

Jackson is not the warmest city in Mississippi

I created the table below by researching data for the most populous municipalities in Mississippi. When I couldn’t find data for a given city, I moved on to another. While the list includes 50 cities, some of the bigger cities may be missing because there was no data for them. Please check the closest geographically city then.

CityAverage high temperature (°F)Average low temperature (°F)Daily mean temperature (°F)
Ocean Springs766168.5
Yazoo City78.256.967.55
Bay St. Louis75.455.765.55
Crystal Springs76.754.365.5
Water Valley73.649.461.5
Olive Branch715060.5
Holly Springs72.148.460.25

Check the Warmest Cities in Neighboring States

If you’re interested in learning about the warmest cities in states neighboring Mississippi, check out the following articles:

Also check my article on the warmest cities in the US in every state.

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