Bluffton, South Carolina 

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Climate in Bluffton, South Carolina

Bluffton, SC is known for its warm and humid climate year-round. The average temperature in the summertime is around 80 degrees Fahrenheit and during the winter months the temperatures typically dip down to around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year, with spring taking home the title of wettest season with almost 14 inches of rain per month on average. Winters are mild compared to other parts of the United States, and snowfall is extremely rare. Overall, Bluffton has a pleasant subtropical climate which makes it an ideal place for tourists to visit!

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

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

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Bluffton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bluffton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 104 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


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

3.7 / 7.8

Summer   /   Winter
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Bluffton, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bluffton, South CarolinaUnited States
  48.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  103.6 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  20 ft.2443 ft.


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 Bluffton with an average high temperature of 90.9°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in South Carolina. In Bluffton, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bluffton are October, April and May.

In Bluffton, there are 52.0 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 Bluffton with an average of 39.2°. This is one of the warmest places in South Carolina.

In Bluffton, there are 17.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in South Carolina.

In Bluffton, 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 Bluffton can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.

August is the wettest month in Bluffton 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 48.1 inches in Bluffton means that it is wetter than most places in South Carolina.

August is the rainiest month in Bluffton with 12.3 days of rain, and May is the driest month with only 6.4 rainy days. There are 103.6 rainy days annually in Bluffton, which is about average compared to other 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 Bluffton means that it is one of the least snowy places in South Carolina. December is the snowiest month in Bluffton with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Bluffton    10 Reviews
    Nature, weather - positive. - 10/1/2022
    Hello: As I have been within this town, off-and-on, for a few years - the lovely atmosphere of weather/nature is a fragrance of delight. Fortressed with a lovely... Read More

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    cost of living - 1/11/2015
    I would like yo know the cost of living differences between bluffton and Columbus,ohio. I am considering moving down south for employment. Thank... Read More

    I love living in Bluffton, SC - 11/14/2012
    I moved to the south because I love the romance of cities like Savannah and Beaufort. I also like the weather here. You get used to the hot summers and learn to love... Read More

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