Columbia Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Columbia, South Carolina during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for Columbia, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 80, 90 or 100 °F each month in the city, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

The first set of high and low temperatures are averages for 2010 to 2019. Everything else here is based on 1981 to 2010 weather.

10-year temperature averages for Columbia, SC 2010 to 2019
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
57 34 January 14 1
62 39 February 17 4
69 44 March 21 7
79 54 April 26 12
86 63 May 30 17
92 71 June 33 21
94 74 July 35 23
92 73 August 33 23
88 68 September 31 20
79 54 October 26 12
67 42 November 19 5
61 40 December 16 4
77 55 Year 25 13
30-year temperature averages for Columbia, SC 1981 to 2010
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
58 37 January 15 3
63 41 February 17 5
71 47 March 22 8
80 54 April 26 12
87 63 May 30 17
92 70 June 34 21
95 73 July 35 23
93 72 August 34 22
88 67 September 31 19
79 55 October 26 13
69 47 November 21 8
60 39 December 16 4
78 56 Year 26 13

Days of Hot Weather in Columbia

The hottest days at Columbia are into the 100s Fahrenheit. A few days of really hot weather usually show up in each of June, July and August.

One-hundred degree temperatures are also possible in May or September. But those months do not see extreme heat every year.

Days per month in Columbia of at least 80, 90 or 100 °F
  80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
100 °F
38 °C
January 0 0 0
February 1 0 0
March 6 0 0
April 16 3 0
May 27 10 0
June 29 21 3
July 31 27 5
August 30 23 4
September 27 11 0
October 14 1 0
November 3 0 0
December 1 0 0
Year 184 95 12

How Often Columbia Has Cold Temperatures

From November to March in Columbia, some nights turn frosty. The coldest nights in December, January or February get down to 20 °F (-8 °C) or below. Only one or two nights a year on average have temperatures that chilly.

Days per month on average in Columbia when the minimum temperature drops to 32, 40, or 50 °F or less
  32 °F
0 °C
40 °F
4 °C
50 °F
10 °C
January 10 19 27
February 5 14 23
March 2 7 19
April 0 2 10
May 0 0 1
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 0
October 0 1 9
November 2 8 19
December 8 18 26
Year 27 69 135
References

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Month and Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals. (Data Access. FTP.)

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