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2019 Compare Climate & Weather:
Miami, FL vs Charleston, SC

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Highlights

On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in Charleston. Miami averages 248 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Charleston, South Carolina gets 48.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. Miami, Florida gets 59.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Charleston averages 0.4 inches of snow per year. Miami averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Charleston, South Carolina
Summer High:
the July high is around 89.9 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39.3
Rain: averages 48.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0.4 inches of snow a year

Miami, Florida
Summer High:
the July high is around 89.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 60.6
Rain: averages 59.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Charleston

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Charleston is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in South Carolina.

7.2 / 10
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Charleston, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Miami

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Miami is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Florida.

6.4 / 10
February, January and December are the most pleasant months in Miami, while August and July are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Miami, FL

10 PM PST

Clear

66°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightClear62° / 79°W 3 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear67° / 79°NE 8 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear69° / 81°E 5 to 9 mph
Monday NightMostly Clear70° / 82°SE 5 to 8 mph
Tuesday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers69° / 82°SE 2 to 10 mph
Wednesday NightChance Rain Showers68° / 78°NE 9 to 16 mph
Thursday NightChance Rain Showers67° / 79°NE 15 to 21 mph

Today's Weather - Charleston, SC

10 PM PST

Mostly Cloudy

51°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Cloudy47° / 63°N 3 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear43° / 60°NE 12 mph
Sunday NightChance Rain Showers52° / 70°SE 2 to 8 mph
Monday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Cloudy59° / 72°SW 12 mph
Tuesday NightChance Rain Showers51° / 60°W 6 to 13 mph
Wednesday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers then Partly Cloudy41° / 55°N 8 to 12 mph
Thursday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers42° / 61°NE 9 to 14 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthMiami, FLCharleston, SC
January75° / 61°58° / 39°
February76° / 63°61° / 42°
March78° / 66°67° / 48°
April81° / 69°74° / 56°
May85° / 73°81° / 64°
June88° / 76°87° / 72°
July89° / 78°90° / 75°
August89° / 78°89° / 74°
September88° / 77°84° / 69°
October85° / 74°77° / 59°
November80° / 69°69° / 50°
December77° / 64°61° / 42°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Miami / Charleston
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 00 / 77 / 100 / 0
February0 / 00 / 47 / 80 / 0
March0 / 00 / 17 / 80 / 0
April1 / 00 / 07 / 70 / 0
May3 / 20 / 010 / 70 / 0
June6 / 90 / 016 / 100 / 0
July11 / 150 / 015 / 120 / 0
August12 / 120 / 016 / 120 / 0
September6 / 40 / 017 / 90 / 0
October1 / 00 / 012 / 70 / 0
November0 / 00 / 19 / 70 / 0
December0 / 00 / 57 / 90 / 0
August is the hottest month for Miami with an average high temperature of 89.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Florida. In Miami, there are 8 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Miami are March, December and February.

July is the hottest month for Charleston with an average high temperature of 89.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Carolina. In Charleston, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Charleston are October, May and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Miami with an average of 60.6°. This is one of the warmest places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Charleston with an average of 39.3°. This is one of the warmest places in South Carolina.



In Miami, there are 39.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Florida.

In Charleston, there are 41.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Carolina.



In Miami, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Florida.

In Charleston, there are 17.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in South Carolina.



In Miami, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

In Charleston, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in South Carolina.



June is the wettest month in Miami with 9.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 59.3 inches in Miami means that it is wetter than most places in Florida.


August is the wettest month in Charleston with 6.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 2.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.3 inches in Charleston means that it is wetter than most places in South Carolina.


September is the rainiest month in Miami with 16.6 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. There are 128.8 rainy days annually in Miami, which is rainier than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 37% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.

August is the rainiest month in Charleston with 11.7 days of rain, and May is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 105.9 rainy days annually in Charleston, which is rainier than most places in South Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.



There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Miami, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida.

An annual snowfall of 0.4 inches in Charleston means that it is less snowy than most places in South Carolina.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Miami.

December is the snowiest month in Charleston with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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ZIPS IN MIAMI, FLORIDA
33125, 33142, 33126, 33135, 33133, 33145, 33127, 33138, 33144, 33150, 18 total
ZIPS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
29412, 29414, 29407, 29403, 29455, 29492, 29401, 29450, 29409, 29424, 10 total

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