Weather in South Carolina, United States in August

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Visiting South Carolina, United States in August

August is one of the best months to visit South Carolina for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

August has average maximum temperatures of 32°C (89°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71.2% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.5hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 13.6cm (5.4inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). August is an excellent month for swimming in South Carolina with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Also consider visiting South Carolina in one of the other best months of June, July, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in South Carolina in August?

Yes, August is a good time for sunbathing in South Carolina.

August has average maximum temperatures of 32°C (89°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71.2% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.5hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 13.6cm (5.4inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

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Can you swim in South Carolina in August?

Yes, August is an excellent month for swimming in South Carolina with very warm sea temperatures 28°C (83°F).

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Is August a good time to holiday in South Carolina?

Yes, August is a good time for a holiday in South Carolina.

August has average maximum temperatures of 32°C (89°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71.2% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.5hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 13.6cm (5.4inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). August is an excellent month for swimming in South Carolina with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

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Is South Carolina warm in August?

Yes, South Carolina is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in August.

The average maximum temperature in South Carolina in August is 32°C (89°F). The average maximum temperature is 32°C (89°) in the previous month and 29°C (85°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in South Carolina in August is 28°C (82°F). The average temperature is 28°C (82°F) in the previous month and 25°C (77°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is South Carolina in August?

The average day light hours per day in South Carolina in August are 13.4. The sunshine percentage is 71.2% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.5hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in South Carolina in August

The average maximum temperature in South Carolina in August is 32°C (89°F). The average maximum temperature is 32°C (89°F) in the previous month and 29°C (85°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in South Carolina in August is 28°C (82°F). The average temperature is 28°C (82°F) in the previous month and 25°C (77°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in South Carolina in August is 24°C (75°F). The minimum temperature is 24°C (75°F) in the previous month and 21°C (69°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in South Carolina in August

During August the average day light hours are 13.4 per day in South Carolina. The sunshine percentage is 71.2% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.5hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in South Carolina in August is typically 10.6 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in South Carolina in August

The average sea water temperature in South Carolina in August is 28.1°C (82.6°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in South Carolina in August

The average total rainfall in South Carolina in August is 13.6cm (5.4inches) and on average there are 11.6 rainy days in August making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in South Carolina in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in South Carolina in August is 25°C (77°F) which is very uncomfortable and fairly oppressive unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning. The dew point is 25°C (77°F) in the previous month and 22°C (22°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in South Carolina in August is typically 94.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 91.7% in the previous month and 93.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in South Carolina in August is typically 79.5%. The average relative humidity is 76.8% in the previous month and 78.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in South Carolina in August

The average maximum wind speed in South Carolina in August is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in South Carolina in August is typically 8KM/H (5MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 9KM/H (5MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in South Carolina in August is from the South.

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