Gulfport, Mississippi 

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Climate in Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulfport, Mississippi gets 65 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gulfport averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 219 sunny days per year in Gulfport. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gulfport gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42
Rain: averages 65 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Gulfport is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Mississippi.

3.3 / 7.9

Summer   /   Winter
October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Gulfport, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Gulfport, MississippiUnited States
  65.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  109.6 days106.2 days
  219 days205 days
  20 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

August is the hottest month for Gulfport with an average high temperature of 90.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Mississippi. In Gulfport, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gulfport are October, April and May.

In Gulfport, there are 46.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Mississippi.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gulfport with an average of 42.1°. This is one of the warmest places in Mississippi.

In Gulfport, there are 13.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Mississippi.

In Gulfport, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Mississippi.

Humidity in Gulfport can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are August, July and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.

July is the wettest month in Gulfport with 7.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 65.0 inches in Gulfport means that it is one of the wettest places in Mississippi.

July is the rainiest month in Gulfport with 13.5 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 109.6 rainy days annually in Gulfport, which is one of the rainiest places in Mississippi. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Gulfport means that it is less snowy than most places in Mississippi. March is the snowiest month in Gulfport with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Gulfport    15 Reviews
    Gulfport- my new permanent home! - 1/13/2022
    I am a retiree who moved to Gulfport, MS two years ago and am truly enjoying this charming beach town. The crime rate is relatively low as is the cost of living. Yes,... Read More

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    The good and the bad - 12/18/2020
    Here is an updated review in 2020. The last review I’ve seen was in 2011. A lot of things have changed. Specifically speaking about Gulfport, the population has grown.... Read More

    A Place to Complain and Blame - 5/9/2011
    Apparently this forum is a place where people who can't or won't make their lives successful and happy come to blame the place they are living, which in this case is the... Read More

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