South Carolina climate guide

Temperature in South Carolina (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
12°C maximum daytime temperature in January in South Carolina (Columbia)12
15°C maximum daytime temperature in February in South Carolina (Columbia)15
20°C maximum daytime temperature in March in South Carolina (Columbia)20
25°C maximum daytime temperature in April in South Carolina (Columbia)25
28°C maximum daytime temperature in May in South Carolina (Columbia)28
31°C maximum daytime temperature in June in South Carolina (Columbia)31
33°C maximum daytime temperature in July in South Carolina (Columbia)33
32°C maximum daytime temperature in August in South Carolina (Columbia)32
29°C maximum daytime temperature in September in South Carolina (Columbia)29
24°C maximum daytime temperature in October in South Carolina (Columbia)24
20°C maximum daytime temperature in November in South Carolina (Columbia)20
15°C maximum daytime temperature in December in South Carolina (Columbia)15
Min temperature (night-time)
0°C minimum night-time temperature in January in South Carolina (Columbia)0
1°C minimum night-time temperature in February in South Carolina (Columbia)1
5°C minimum night-time temperature in March in South Carolina (Columbia)5
9°C minimum night-time temperature in April in South Carolina (Columbia)9
14°C minimum night-time temperature in May in South Carolina (Columbia)14
19°C minimum night-time temperature in June in South Carolina (Columbia)19
21°C minimum night-time temperature in July in South Carolina (Columbia)21
20°C minimum night-time temperature in August in South Carolina (Columbia)20
17°C minimum night-time temperature in September in South Carolina (Columbia)17
10°C minimum night-time temperature in October in South Carolina (Columbia)10
5°C minimum night-time temperature in November in South Carolina (Columbia)5
1°C minimum night-time temperature in December in South Carolina (Columbia)1

Sunshine & Daylight in South Carolina

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
6 hours of sunshine per day (55% of daylight hours) in January in South Carolina6
6 hours of sunshine per day (58% of daylight hours) in February in South Carolina6
8 hours of sunshine per day (63% of daylight hours) in March in South Carolina8
9 hours of sunshine per day (69% of daylight hours) in April in South Carolina9
9 hours of sunshine per day (67% of daylight hours) in May in South Carolina9
9 hours of sunshine per day (65% of daylight hours) in June in South Carolina9
9 hours of sunshine per day (65% of daylight hours) in July in South Carolina9
9 hours of sunshine per day (64% of daylight hours) in August in South Carolina9
8 hours of sunshine per day (63% of daylight hours) in September in South Carolina8
8 hours of sunshine per day (66% of daylight hours) in October in South Carolina8
6 hours of sunshine per day (62% of daylight hours) in November in South Carolina6
6 hours of sunshine per day (56% of daylight hours) in December in South Carolina6
Daily hours of daylight
10 hours of daylight per day in January in South Carolina (Columbia)10
11 hours of daylight per day in February in South Carolina (Columbia)11
12 hours of daylight per day in March in South Carolina (Columbia)12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in South Carolina (Columbia)13
14 hours of daylight per day in May in South Carolina (Columbia)14
14 hours of daylight per day in June in South Carolina (Columbia)14
14 hours of daylight per day in July in South Carolina (Columbia)14
13 hours of daylight per day in August in South Carolina (Columbia)13
12 hours of daylight per day in September in South Carolina (Columbia)12
11 hours of daylight per day in October in South Carolina (Columbia)11
10 hours of daylight per day in November in South Carolina (Columbia)10
10 hours of daylight per day in December in South Carolina (Columbia)10

Rainfall in South Carolina

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
10 days with some rainfall in January in South Carolina (Columbia)10
9 days with some rainfall in February in South Carolina (Columbia)9
10 days with some rainfall in March in South Carolina (Columbia)10
8 days with some rainfall in April in South Carolina (Columbia)8
9 days with some rainfall in May in South Carolina (Columbia)9
10 days with some rainfall in June in South Carolina (Columbia)10
11 days with some rainfall in July in South Carolina (Columbia)11
10 days with some rainfall in August in South Carolina (Columbia)10
7 days with some rainfall in September in South Carolina (Columbia)7
6 days with some rainfall in October in South Carolina (Columbia)6
7 days with some rainfall in November in South Carolina (Columbia)7
9 days with some rainfall in December in South Carolina (Columbia)9
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
108 mm monthly rainfall in January in South Carolina (Columbia)108
98 mm monthly rainfall in February in South Carolina (Columbia)98
120 mm monthly rainfall in March in South Carolina (Columbia)120
82 mm monthly rainfall in April in South Carolina (Columbia)82
88 mm monthly rainfall in May in South Carolina (Columbia)88
113 mm monthly rainfall in June in South Carolina (Columbia)113
136 mm monthly rainfall in July in South Carolina (Columbia)136
131 mm monthly rainfall in August in South Carolina (Columbia)131
96 mm monthly rainfall in September in South Carolina (Columbia)96
72 mm monthly rainfall in October in South Carolina (Columbia)72
70 mm monthly rainfall in November in South Carolina (Columbia)70
86 mm monthly rainfall in December in South Carolina (Columbia)86

More climate for South Carolina

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in January in South Carolina (Columbia)3
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in February in South Carolina (Columbia)4
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in March in South Carolina (Columbia)6
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in April in South Carolina (Columbia)8
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in May in South Carolina (Columbia)9
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in June in South Carolina (Columbia)10
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in July in South Carolina (Columbia)10
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in August in South Carolina (Columbia)10
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in September in South Carolina (Columbia)8
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in October in South Carolina (Columbia)6
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in November in South Carolina (Columbia)4
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in December in South Carolina (Columbia)3
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in South Carolina (Columbia)0
No heat & humidity in February in South Carolina (Columbia)0
No heat & humidity in March in South Carolina (Columbia)0
No heat & humidity in April in South Carolina (Columbia)0
Moderate heat & humidity in May in South Carolina (Columbia)M
High heat & humidity in June in South Carolina (Columbia)H
Very high heat & humidity in July in South Carolina (Columbia)VH
Very high heat & humidity in August in South Carolina (Columbia)VH
Moderate heat & humidity in September in South Carolina (Columbia)M
No heat & humidity in October in South Carolina (Columbia)0
No heat & humidity in November in South Carolina (Columbia)0
No heat & humidity in December in South Carolina (Columbia)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for South Carolina, represented by Columbia, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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