Lesslie, SC Climate


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Lesslie, SC has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The average temperature throughout the year is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, with highs reaching into the upper 80s in summer months, and lows down into the lower 40s during winter months. Summer months in Lesslie usually experience quite a bit of precipitation, with an average of about 4 inches per month from May through September. During the winter months, snowfall is rare but not unheard of. Overall, Lesslie offers a comfortable climate for its residents year round.

Lesslie, South Carolina gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lesslie averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Lesslie. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lesslie gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 99 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 31
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lesslie is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in South Carolina.

6.3 Summer - 6.9 Winter
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Lesslie, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateLesslie, South CarolinaUnited States
  43.6 in.38.1 in.
  2.6 in.27.8 in.
  99.3 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  90.8°85.8°
  30.5°21.7°
  7.57
  4.84.3
  702 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 Lesslie with an average high temperature of 90.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Carolina. In Lesslie, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lesslie are May, April and September.
In Lesslie, there are 49.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in South Carolina.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lesslie with an average of 30.5°. This is colder than most places in South Carolina.
In Lesslie, there are 60.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in South Carolina.
In Lesslie, 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 Lesslie can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.
August is the wettest month in Lesslie with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.6 inches in Lesslie means that it is one of the driest places in South Carolina.
March is the rainiest month in Lesslie with 9.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.3 rainy days. There are 99.3 rainy days annually in Lesslie, which is less rainy than most places in South Carolina. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 2.6 inches in Lesslie means that it is one of the snowiest places in South Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Lesslie with 1.1 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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