Ridgeland, South Carolina 

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Climate in Ridgeland, South Carolina

Ridgeland, South Carolina gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ridgeland averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Ridgeland. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ridgeland gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 37
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ridgeland 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 Ridgeland, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Ridgeland, South CarolinaUnited States
  48.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.2 in.27.8 in.
  109.6 days106.2 days
  218 days205 days
  91.5°85.8°
  36.7°21.7°
  7.27
  5.54.3
  59 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Ridgeland with an average high temperature of 91.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in South Carolina. In Ridgeland, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ridgeland are April, October and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ridgeland with an average of 36.7°. This is one of the warmest places in South Carolina.


In Ridgeland, there are 60.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in South Carolina.


In Ridgeland, there are 31.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in South Carolina.


In Ridgeland, 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.


August is the wettest month in Ridgeland with 6.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.8 inches in Ridgeland means that it is wetter than most places in South Carolina.


August is the rainiest month in Ridgeland with 12.4 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 109.6 rainy days annually in Ridgeland, which is one of the rainiest places in South Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.2 inches in Ridgeland means that it is one of the least snowy places in South Carolina. December is the snowiest month in Ridgeland with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Ridgeland    1 Reviews
    beautiful on the outside - 10/16/2008
    Ridgeland is a wonderful town to grow up in. I've lived here for 29 years. The public school system here is very far behind and most of the people here have to pay extra... Read More

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