Aiken, South Carolina 

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Climate in Aiken, South Carolina

Aiken, South Carolina gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Aiken averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Aiken. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Aiken gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 103 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 34
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Aiken is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in South Carolina.

7.3 / 10
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Aiken, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Aiken, South CarolinaUnited States
  47.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.6 in.27.8 in.
  103.0 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  92.1°85.8°
  34.1°21.7°
  7.37
  4.74.3
  515 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 Aiken with an average high temperature of 92.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in South Carolina. In Aiken, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Aiken are October, April and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Aiken with an average of 34.1°. This is warmer than most places in South Carolina.


In Aiken, there are 64.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in South Carolina.


In Aiken, there are 42.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in South Carolina.


In Aiken, 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 Aiken with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.7 inches in Aiken means that it is wetter than most places in South Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Aiken with 10.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. There are 103.0 rainy days annually in Aiken, which is about average compared to other places in South 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.


An annual snowfall of 0.6 inches in Aiken means that it is less snowy than most places in South Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Aiken with 0.4 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Aiken    32 Reviews
    Fuck Aiken - 9/5/2019
    My parents forced me to move here with them when I was 7 years old. I'm 23 now, and I'm still plotting my escape from this boring, redneck, backwards, unprogressive,... Read More

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    Aiken, SC - 4/11/2019
    Aiken is a great place to raise your family, there are many neighborhoods with kids but there are many if you are retiring and just want to relax. Every person I have... Read More

    Sadly not for me - 11/30/2018
    I have owned a house for over 6 yrs now and moved to Aiken from New York for warmer winters and the since there is a lot of horsey things to do. Well the people are... Read More


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