Climate

South Carolina's location along the eastern seaboard provides a near-perfect climate, with four distinct seasons, hot summers and mild winters. Precipitation is abundant and fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The subtropical climate found in most of the state arises from the combination of the state’s relatively low latitude, its generally low elevation, proximity of the warm Gulf Stream in the Atlantic and the Appalachian Mountains, which in winter help to screen out cold air in the interior of the country. South Carolinians enjoy outdoor activities year-round, thanks to the temperate climate, and that means more days for production and few – if any – weather-related interruptions.

Climate Averages

 

Month

Avg
Daylight Hours

Amount of
Avg Rainfall

Avg Coastal
Temp (H/L)

Avg Midlands
Temp (H/L)

Avg Upstate
Temp (H/L)

 

January

10:08

3.99"

60°/40°

57°/34°

51°/31°

 

February

10:59

3.94"

62°/42°

60°/37°

55°/34°

 

March

11:55

4.85"

69°/47°

67°/42°

63°/39°

 

April

13:00

3.27"

76°/54°

77°/50°

73°/46°

 

May

13:56

4.04"

83°/63°

84°/59°

79°/56°

 

June

14:24

5.33"

88°/70°

89°/67°

86°/64°

 

July

14:11

5.66"

92°/75°

94°/72°

91°/69°

 

August

13:25

5.75"

89°/73°

90°/70°

87°/68°

 

September

12:23

4.12"

84°/68°

85°/64°

80°/61°

 

October

11:21

3.31"

76°/57°

76°/51°

70°/49°

 

November

10:24

3.01"

69°/49°

67°/42°

61°/39°

 

December

9:54

3.63"

60°/40°

56°/37°

51°/35°

 

Temperature report is based on the average high and low in each region.



Source: SC Department of Natural Resources 

 

For Temperature & Precipitation information, click here

 

Looking for a climate summary for a specific city or town in SC?  Go here

 

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