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Columbia, South Carolina Climate & Temperature

  • Columbia, South Carolina, Usa is at 3357'N, 816'W, 69 m (226 ft). See map.
  • Columbia, South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Columbia, South Carolina is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 17.2 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 20.5 °C (36.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental. Columbia, South Carolina Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 14.3°C (57.8°F) on average falling to 1°C (33.7°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 24.5°C (76°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 10°C (50°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 32.3°C (90.2°F) and average low temperatures are 20.2°C (68.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 24.7°C (76.4°F) during the day and lows of 10.9°C (51.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1267.7 mm (49.9 inches) which is equivalent to 1267.7 Litres/m (31.09 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 3011 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Columbia, South Carolina you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Subtropical thorn woodland biome).

Columbia, South Carolina Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (55) 15 (59) 20 (68) 25 (76) 29 (83) 32 (89) 33 (92) 32 (90) 30 (85) 25 (76) 20 (68) 15 (59) 24 (75)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (44) 8 (47) 13 (55) 17 (63) 22 (71) 25 (77) 27 (81) 27 (80) 23 (74) 17 (63) 13 (55) 8 (47) 17 (63)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (32) 1 (34) 6 (42) 10 (49) 15 (58) 19 (66) 21 (70) 21 (69) 17 (63) 10 (50) 5 (42) 2 (35) 11 (51)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 112 (4) 105 (4) 122 (5) 83 (3) 94 (4) 122 (5) 140 (6) 155 (6) 93 (4) 77 (3) 74 (3) 91 (4) 1268 (50)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 8 (26) 9 (32) 9 (29) 8 (27) 8 (26) 9 (30) 12 (39) 11 (35) 8 (27) 5 (16) 6 (20) 9 (29) 102 (28)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 6h 03' 6h 49' 7h 29' 9h 30' 9h 52' 10h 52' 9h 50' 9h 52' 7h 56' 7h 29' 6h 54' 6h 13' 8h 14'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 09' 10h 54' 11h 54' 12h 59' 13h 54' 14h 21' 14h 09' 13h 22' 12h 20' 11h 15' 10h 21' 9h 55' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 61 (39) 63 (37) 64 (36) 74 (26) 72 (28) 76 (24) 70 (30) 75 (25) 65 (35) 67 (33) 68 (32) 64 (36) 69 (31)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 36.2 45.5 56.4 68.1 76.3 79.5 76.4 68 56.6 45.1 36 32.6 56.3

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