West Columbia, South Carolina 

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Climate in West Columbia, South Carolina

West Columbia, South Carolina gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 220 sunny days per year in West Columbia. The US average is 205 sunny days.

West Columbia gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 94 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 36
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.2 / 10
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in West Columbia, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  West Columbia, South CarolinaUnited States
  45.4 in.38.1 in.
  1.0 in.27.8 in.
  108.7 days106.2 days
  220 days205 days
  93.5°85.8°
  35.7°21.7°
  7.27
  4.74.3
  282 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 West Columbia with an average high temperature of 93.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in South Carolina. In West Columbia, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for West Columbia are April, October and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for West Columbia with an average of 35.7°. This is one of the warmest places in South Carolina.


In West Columbia, there are 79.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in South Carolina.


In West Columbia, there are 35.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in South Carolina.


In West Columbia, 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.


July is the wettest month in West Columbia with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 34% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.4 inches in West Columbia means that it is drier than most places in South Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in West Columbia with 11.2 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.3 rainy days. There are 108.7 rainy days annually in West Columbia, which is rainier than most 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 1.0 inches in West Columbia means that it is snowier than most places in South Carolina. January is the snowiest month in West Columbia with 0.7 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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