Charleston, South Carolina 

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Weather in Charleston, South Carolina

The most pleasant months of the year for Charleston are October, May and April. In Charleston, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Charleston with an average high temperature of 89.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in South Carolina. December is the snowiest month in Charleston with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June.


Today's Weather - Charleston, SC

4 AM PST

Mostly Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms

81°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodayMostly Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms93° / 79°SW 6 to 15 mph
FridayChance Showers And Thunderstorms94° / 77°SW 6 to 13 mph
SaturdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms95° / 77°SW 6 to 12 mph
SundayChance Showers And Thunderstorms94° / 77°SW 7 to 14 mph
MondayChance Showers And Thunderstorms93° / 77°SW 6 to 14 mph
TuesdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms92° / 75°SW 7 to 12 mph
WednesdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms88° / 74°SW 3 to 7 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 90 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 the Charleston area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in South Carolina.

7.2 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January58° 39°
February61° 42°
March67° 48°
April74° 56°
May81° 64°
June87° 72°
July90° 75°
August89° 74°
September84° 69°
October77° 59°
November69° 50°
December61° 42°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Charleston
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January07100
February0480
March0180
April0070
May2070
June90100
July150120
August120120
September4090
October0070
November0170
December0590

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.


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Reviews for Charleston    75 Reviews
Beautiful but Expensive - 7/1/2019
I've lived in and around Charleston my entire life. There are some pros and cons to living here. It is truly beautiful with plenty to see, do, and eat. However, these... Read More

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Charleston is a great city with drawbacks - 4/15/2019
I lived in Charleston for 7 years before moving on to Denver CO. I have also decided that Denver is not for me, but that's another story. Charleston is a great place.... Read More

Charleston: Pro’s, Cons and Why We Moved On - 1/3/2019
If you’re considering relocating to an east coast city with an historic appeal, walkable downtown and great restaurants, Charleston should absolutely be on your short... Read More


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