Beaufort, SC Climate


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Beaufort, SC is located in the subtropical zone and has a mild, humid climate with warm summers and mild winters. Average summer temperatures range from the high 70s to the low 90s while winter temperatures average in the mid-50s. The area also receives plenty of sunshine year-round, averaging 230 days per year with clear skies and temperatures rarely dipping below freezing. Rainfall is common in Beaufort and averages around 48 inches per year. Spring tends to be wetter than other seasons while fall is usually drier.

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

Beaufort averages 0 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 Beaufort. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Beaufort gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

3.8 Summer - 7.8 Winter
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Beaufort, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateBeaufort, South CarolinaUnited States
  47.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  104.5 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  91.1°85.8°
  39.0°21.7°
  7.27
  5.54.3
  10 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 Beaufort with an average high temperature of 91.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Carolina. In Beaufort, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Beaufort are October, April and May.
In Beaufort, there are 54.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in South Carolina.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Beaufort with an average of 39.0°. This is one of the warmest places in South Carolina.
In Beaufort, there are 18.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in South Carolina.
In Beaufort, 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.
Humidity in Beaufort can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are August, July and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.
August is the wettest month in Beaufort with 7.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.7 inches in Beaufort means that it is wetter than most places in South Carolina.
August is the rainiest month in Beaufort with 12.3 days of rain, and May is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 104.5 rainy days annually in Beaufort, which is rainier than most places in South Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Beaufort means that it is one of the least snowy places in South Carolina. December is the snowiest month in Beaufort with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.
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My husband and I moved here a year and a half ago. We have already made more friends here, than we had in other places we have lived. Most of our neighbors are from  More

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This place is exactly what you'd expect for a small town. Great for old people who like a slow lifestyle of fishing and pig pickings. Horrible for young people --  More

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We are relocating to the area and I am wondering about the elementary school special needs programs. I will i appreciate any  More

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