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Highlands, NC vs Charleston, SC

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Highlights

On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in Charleston. Highlands averages 211 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Charleston, South Carolina gets 48.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. Highlands, North Carolina gets 80.9 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. Highlands averages 10.6 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

Highlands, North Carolina
Summer High:
the July high is around 77.9 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24.6
Rain: averages 80.9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10.6 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.

Highlands

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Highlands is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in North Carolina.

7.1 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Highlands, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Highlands, NC

9 PM PST

Mostly Clear

38°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Clear34° / 52°NNE 6 mph
Sunday NightMostly Cloudy32° / 49°WSW 2 to 7 mph
Monday NightMostly Cloudy30° / 47°NW 9 to 14 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Clear30° / 53°NW 10 mph
Wednesday NightPartly Cloudy35° / 55°WNW 5 mph
Thursday NightChance Rain Showers40° / 52°WSW 10 mph
Friday NightChance Rain Showers33° / 50°NNW 14 to 20 mph

Today's Weather - Charleston, SC

9 PM PST

Chance Rain Showers

47°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightChance Rain Showers43° / 57°N 20 mph
Sunday NightMostly Cloudy46° / 61°N 6 to 12 mph
Monday NightPartly Cloudy49° / 62°W 6 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Clear45° / 65°NW 5 to 8 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear46° / 69°N 5 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy52° / 71°SW 6 mph
Friday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers49° / 65°NW 5 to 9 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthHighlands, NCCharleston, SC
January44° / 25°58° / 39°
February48° / 27°61° / 42°
March56° / 33°67° / 48°
April64° / 40°74° / 56°
May71° / 49°81° / 64°
June75° / 56°87° / 72°
July78° / 60°90° / 75°
August77° / 59°89° / 74°
September72° / 53°84° / 69°
October63° / 43°77° / 59°
November55° / 35°69° / 50°
December46° / 27°61° / 42°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Highlands / Charleston
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 023 / 712 / 101 / 0
February0 / 020 / 412 / 81 / 0
March0 / 014 / 112 / 81 / 0
April0 / 06 / 012 / 70 / 0
May0 / 20 / 013 / 70 / 0
June0 / 90 / 014 / 100 / 0
July0 / 150 / 016 / 120 / 0
August0 / 120 / 015 / 120 / 0
September0 / 40 / 011 / 90 / 0
October0 / 04 / 09 / 70 / 0
November0 / 012 / 111 / 70 / 0
December0 / 022 / 512 / 91 / 0
July is the hottest month for Highlands with an average high temperature of 77.9°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In Highlands, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Highlands are July, August and June.

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 Highlands with an average of 24.6°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.

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 Highlands, there are 0.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.

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 Highlands, there are 101.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.

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 Highlands, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.

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.



November is the wettest month in Highlands with 7.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 5.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 26% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 80.9 inches in Highlands means that it is one of the wettest places in North Carolina.


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.


July is the rainiest month in Highlands with 15.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 9.4 rainy days. There are 149.0 rainy days annually in Highlands, which is one of the rainiest places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% 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.



An annual snowfall of 10.6 inches in Highlands means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina.

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



January is the snowiest month in Highlands with 3.8 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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.


Reviews for Highlands    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

Reviews for Charleston    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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ZIPS IN HIGHLANDS, NORTH CAROLINA
28741
ZIPS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
29412, 29414, 29407, 29403, 29455, 29492, 29401, 29450, 29409, 29424, 10 total

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