Weather in South Carolina

  Beautiful summers and mild winters. Stunning fall foliage in autumn and glowing green countryside in the spring - South Carolina offers sensational weather year-round, and that means you can plan your vacation to the Palmetto State whenever it’s convenient for you.

When it gets cool, replace the winter blues with our golf course greens. In the summer, soak up the coastal sunshine on some of the best beaches on the East Coast. And discover the beauty of fall foliage in South Carolina state parks when October rolls around.

No matter when you plan to visit, the weather in South Carolina offers a warm sun, cool breeze or beautiful scenic view to welcome the dog days of summer or say goodbye to old man winter.

Normal High/Low Temperatures for Various South Carolina Cities


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 Charleston  59/37  62/39  69/46  76/52  83/61  88/68  91/72  89/72  85/67  77/55  70/46  62/39
 Columbia  55/34  60/36  67/44  76/51  83/60  89/68  92/72  90/71  85/65  76/52  67/43  58/36
 Greenville  50/31  55/34  63/40  71/47  78/56  85/64  89/69  87/68  81/62  71/50  61/41  53/34
 Hilton Head  59/48  61/41  68/48  76/56  83/64  87/70  89/74  89/74  85/69  77/59  69/49  61/42
 Myrtle Beach  57/34  61/37  68/44  75/50  82/59  88/67  91/71  89/70  85/65  76/53  69/44  60/37


In the summer, South Carolina is hot and humid with daytime temperatures averaging near 90 °F (32 °C) across most of the state with overnight lows near 70 °F (21 °C).

Winter temperatures are much less uniform. Coastal areas of the state have very mild winters with high temperatures averaging near 60 °F (16 °C) and overnight lows near 38 °F (3 °C). Further inland in the Piedmont, temperatures average between 55 °F (13 °C) during the day and 34 °F (1 °C) at night.