:. South Carolina Weather And Climate .:

South Carolina Weather is influenced by the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic Ocean. The mountains keep cooler air currents from Canada away from the rest of the state and effects the amount of precipitation that falls on the areas to the east. The ocean keeps temperatures slightly lower in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Precipitation is ample year-round. It snows a few times a year in South Carolina, but heavy snow is rare. Thunderstorms are common in the summer, but rarely cause major damage.

Hurricanes have been destructive to South Carolina in the past. Tornadoes are frequent, and sometimes deadly.

Typical High and Low Temperatures For Various South Carolina Cities

City Charleston Columbia Greenville
Jan 59/37 55/34 50/31
Feb 62/39 60/36 55/34
Mar 69/46 67/44 63/40
Apr 76/52 76/51 71/47
May 83/61 83/60 78/56
Jun 88/68 89/68 85/64
Jul 91/72 92/72 89/69
Aug 89/72 90/71 87/68
Sep 85/67 85/65 81/62
Oct 77/55 76/52 71/50
Nov 70/46 67/43 61/41
Dec 62/39 58/36 53/34