Best time to visit South Carolina

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in South Carolina. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit South Carolina?

The best time to visit South Carolina (Columbia) is April and May based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 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

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The weather guide for South Carolina (Columbia) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in South Carolina?

The hottest time of year in Columbia, South Carolina is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 33°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in South Carolina?

In terms of rainfall, July is usually the wettest month in Columbia, South Carolina with 136mm on average. There are normally 11 days in July with some rain.

When is it sunniest in South Carolina?

The sunniest time of year in Columbia, South Carolina is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 69% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

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