Columbia - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Columbia, South Carolina. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Columbia rose above 105 °F? What was the highest temperature in Columbia five decades ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Columbia and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1930. The highest temperature measured during that time was 109 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) on June 30, 2012 and also earlier in 2012.

Since 1948 the temperature extremes were observed at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Columbia.

Highest Columbia temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
103 July 11, 2018 39
98 August 17, 2017 + 37
104 July 08, 2016 + 40
103 July 21, 2015 39
101 July 28, 2014 38
96 August 29, 2013 + 36
109 June 30, 2012 + 43
104 July 23, 2011 + 40
103 July 08, 2010 39
Highest temperature recorded at Columbia each year
Max °F Date Max °C
100 July 01, 2009 + 38
102 August 06, 2008 39
107 August 10, 2007 42
100 August 04, 2006 + 38
101 July 27, 2005 38
98 July 14, 2004 37
95 August 26, 2003 + 35
104 August 24, 2002 40
98 August 10, 2001 + 37
103 August 18, 2000 39
104 August 01, 1999 40
104 June 27, 1998 40
101 July 04, 1997 38
101 July 02, 1996 + 38
104 August 18, 1995 40
98 June 22, 1994 37
103 July 29, 1993 + 39
102 July 12, 1992 39
99 September 15, 1991 + 37
106 June 21, 1990 41
99 June 02, 1989 37
104 July 15, 1988 40
101 August 23, 1987 + 38
106 July 19, 1986 41
100 June 06, 1985 + 38
101 June 20, 1984 + 38
107 August 21, 1983 42
97 July 04, 1982 36
100 July 21, 1981 + 38
103 July 13, 1980 39
99 August 20, 1979 + 37
99 June 30, 1978 + 37
105 July 08, 1977 41
100 July 15, 1976 38
100 August 25, 1975 38
100 June 22, 1974 38
99 July 30, 1973 37
97 August 19, 1972 + 36
99 June 15, 1971 + 37
104 June 19, 1970 40
100 June 28, 1969 38
106 August 23, 1968 41
95 June 24, 1967 35
103 July 29, 1966 39
98 August 27, 1965 37
99 June 21, 1964 + 37
102 June 10, 1963 39
101 July 24, 1962 38
100 July 31, 1961 38
100 July 01, 1960 38
103 June 30, 1959 39
102 June 14, 1958 + 39
102 August 12, 1957 39
104 August 06, 1956 40
100 July 03, 1955 38
107 June 27, 1954 42
103 August 05, 1953 39
107 July 29, 1952 + 42
104 June 03, 1951 40
104 June 27, 1950 40
104 July 28, 1949 40
102 August 30, 1948 + 39
101 June 09, 1947 38
98 June 19, 1946 37
103 June 28, 1945 39
103 June 18, 1944 39
104 June 05, 1943 40
104 July 20, 1942 40
100 June 10, 1941 + 38
103 July 24, 1940 39
102 July 19, 1939 39
100 August 24, 1938 38
100 July 16, 1937 38
103 June 29, 1936 39
101 August 04, 1935 38
101 July 21, 1934 38
100 June 21, 1933 + 38
102 July 22, 1932 + 39
101 July 02, 1931 + 38
104 July 12, 1930 40
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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