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Weather in Dorchester County, South Carolina

The most pleasant months of the year for Dorchester County are October, April and May. In Dorchester County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Dorchester County with an average high temperature of 91.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in South Carolina. December is the snowiest month in Dorchester County with 0.3 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 - Dorchester, SC

5 AM PST

Rain Showers

44°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodayRain Showers52° / 51°E 5 to 8 mph
SaturdayChance Rain Showers64° / 42°W 7 to 14 mph
SundaySunny65° / 43°SW 5 mph
MondaySunny73° / 57°S 1 to 7 mph
TuesdayRain Showers Likely74° / 41°SW 7 to 10 mph
WednesdayChance Rain Showers then Sunny55° / 31°N 8 mph
ThursdaySunny55° / 33°N 3 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Dorchester County area is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in South Carolina.

7.3 / 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
January59° 35°
February63° 37°
March70° 44°
April77° 50°
May83° 59°
June89° 67°
July92° 71°
August90° 70°
September85° 65°
October77° 54°
November69° 44°
December61° 37°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Dorchester
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January01490
February0980
March0470
April1070
May4070
June130100
July200110
August160110
September6080
October0060
November0360
December01180

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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ZIP CODES IN DORCHESTER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
29483 29485 29420 29472 29477 29437 29448 29471

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