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ClimateCharleston, SCUnited States
Rainfall (in.)4636.5
Snowfall (in.)0.325
Precipitation Days106100
Sunny Days209205
Avg. July High8886.5
Avg. Jan. Low42.120.5
Comfort Index (higher=better)3144
UV Index5.14.3
Elevation ft.61,443

Charleston, SC, gets 46 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 106.

On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in Charleston, SC. The July high is around 88 degrees. The January low is 42. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 31 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

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re: re: - 11/28/2009: I just read a great article on Oklahoma City, which was on the website It says that people from LA, San Diego, NYC are moving there because you can get so... (read more)re: A Great Place to Live - 8/16/2011: Thanks for your note. I've lived in DC area also for several decades. Looking to relocate in 2 years. How is the air quality in... (read more)A Great Place to Live: I am from the South. I have lived in the Washington,DC areas for 26 years and returned to Charleston last year. I am so happy to be back in the South. Beautiful area,... (read more)Have an opinion about Charleston? Leave a commentTo See All SperlingViews for Charleston Click Here