The most pleasant months of the year for Columbia are April, October and May. In Columbia, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Columbia with an average high temperature of 93.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in South Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Columbia with 0.6 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June.
Today's Weather - Columbia, SC
5 PM PST
Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Rain
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Tonight||Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Rain||54° / 66°||S 3 mph|
|Saturday Night||Rain Showers||49° / 61°||SW 12 mph|
|Sunday Night||Clear||39° / 61°||W 0 to 5 mph|
|Monday Night||Mostly Clear||39° / 64°||W 1 mph|
|Tuesday Night||Mostly Cloudy||47° / 67°||S 3 mph|
|Wednesday Night||Slight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Cloudy||44° / 60°||NW 3 mph|
|Thursday Night||Mostly Cloudy||44° / 61°||NE 3 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 94 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Columbia 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)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Columbia
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.