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Weather Forecast for South Carolina

Weather in South Carolina

The climate in South Carolina is humid subtropical, being characterized by torrid and humid summers and cold to mild winters. The temperature in South Carolina is high during the summer and the precipitations are evenly distributed during the entire year. The weather of South Carolina is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico as well as its latitude.

South Carolina is situated in the south east US and is being surrounded by North Carolina, Georgia and the Atlantic ocean.

During the summer, the weather in South Carolina is influenced by the ocean airflow coming from the Atlantic Ocean. The temperatures in South Carolina are high; in the warmest months the average temperature is 81 ℉ (27 ℃), with daily maximum temperature from 86 ℉ to 100 ℉ (30 ℃ to 38 ℃) and warm nights. The precipitation volume is bigger in summer than in the winter and this is caused by the tropical cyclones. The coldest month is January and is usually quite mild 41 ℉ (5 ℃), although frosts are not uncommon.

Tornadoes, thunderstorms, tropical cyclones and hurricanes are not uncommon in South Carolina. In average there are 11 to 14 tornadoes happening each year in South Carolina usually resulting in fatalities and injuries. South Carolina is on the 26th position in the United States tornado strikes top and on the 18th position in the number of tornadoes per square mile. South Carolina was hit by 25 hurricanes since 1851 since the official hurricane tracking started.

The highest temperature ever recorded in South Carolina was 113 ℉ (45 ℃) and it happened in at the University of Columbia on June 29, 2012. The lowest ever recorded temperature in South Carolina was -19 ℉ (-28.3 ℃) at Caesars Head on January 21, 1985.

South Carolina is one of the best places to visit in United States offering 180 miles of gorgeous coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. If you are planning to visit some of these amazing beaches we recommend you to come here between June of July, but be aware that September is the least crowded month. If you are exploring the beautiful cities in South Carolina, you should take into consideration that spring may be the best time to visit. From March to May you will be able to see the extraordinary azaleas which are famous for the South Carolina landscapes and beautiful dogwoods which grow all accross South Carolina.

Weather in South Carolina in January

January is the coldest month of the year in South Carolina but ,even so, the winters are usually pleasant with the average low temperature of 38 ℉ (3 ℃). There are some areas in the mountains where the temperature can still reach 26 ℉ (-3.3 ℃). Also, January is the month with the highest snowfall.

Weather in South Carolina in February

February as the final month of winter is mild and the temperatures can go up to an average of 63 ℉ (17 ℃) and an average low of 47 ℉ (8.3 ℃). February is also a drier month than January.

Weather in South Carolina in March

March is the first month of spring in North Carolina and it is the month of blooming flowers. The minimum temperature in March in South Carolina is 56 ℉ (13.3 ℃) and can go up to 69 ℉ (20.6 ℃). This is a very good month to visit North Carolina and enjoy its green and lush landscape.

Weather in South Carolina in April

In April the temperature will continue to rise. The minimum day temperature in April in South Carolina is 64 ℉ (17.8 ℃) and can go up to 75 ℉ (23.9 ℃). April is a month of tornadoes in South Carolina.

Weather in South Carolina in May

May in South Carolina is a month having the most sunshine days. The minimum day temperature in May in South Carolina is 71 ℉ (21.7 ℃) and can go up to 82 ℉ (27.8 ℃). The visitors should expect thunderstorms and tornadoes in May in South Carolina. Also, the mount of pollen in the air can cause increased number of allergies.

Weather in South Carolina in June

In June, the weather in South Carolina becomes torrid and humid as in the subtropical climate. The daily temperature can range between 76 ℉ (24.4℃) and 92 ℉ (33.3℃).

Weather in South Carolina in July

July in South Carolina is the hottest month of the year with the average high temperature reaching 91 ℉ (33 ℃). The average low temperature in July is 73 ℉ (23 ℃). Thunderstorms can happen during the afternoon.

Weather in South Carolina in August

August continues to be a hot month, making South Carolina a very good holiday destination to explore its gorgeous beaches. The minimum day temperature in August in South Carolina is 72 ℉ (22.2 ℃) and can go up to 93 ℉ (33.9 ℃).

Weather in South Carolina in September

September in South Carolina is the first month of autumn and continues to remain warm and pleasant. The average high temperature reaches 88 ℉ (31.1 ℃) while the low temperature is 55 ℉ (12.8 ℃). Visitors should expect hurricanes during this month.

Weather in South Carolina in October

The temperature decrease in October in South Carolina and can very between 55 ℉ (12.8 ℃) and 79 ℉ (26.1 ℃). This is a very good month to explore the beautiful landscapes and Blue Ridge mountains of South Carolina.

Weather in South Carolina in November

The volume of precipitations in South Carolina in November is reduced. The average high temperature is 70 ℉ (21 ℃) and is very pleasant for outdoor activities. During these months, the visitors can enjoy several wine local festivals.

Weather in South Carolina in December

In December the temperature drop again and the average high temperature can reach 60 ℉ (15.6 ℃). The low temperature average is 39 ℉ (3.9 ℃).

Weather in other cities from South Carolina

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