The best times to visit Murrells Inlet for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th

or

September 17th to November 4th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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    Weather in Murrells Inlet

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Murrells Inlet vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Murrells Inlet, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 88.9°F (31.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.1°F (23.9°C) at night.

    Murrells Inlet Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Murrells Inlet Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

    Murrells Inlet Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Murrells Inlet Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Murrells Inlet Temperatures by Month

    Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

    Show Fahrenheit

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan56.346.838.6
    Feb57.948.339.9
    Mar64.855.446.8
    Apr72.66455.8
    May79.271.864.1
    Jun86.47971.8
    Jul8880.974.1
    Aug87.280.273.6
    Sep83.375.768.5
    Oct75.365.957.7
    Nov65.855.446.6
    Dec61.75243.8

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan13.58.23.7
    Feb14.49.14.4
    Mar18.2138.2
    Apr22.617.813.2
    May26.222.117.8
    Jun30.226.122.1
    Jul31.127.223.4
    Aug30.726.823.1
    Sep28.524.320.3
    Oct24.118.814.3
    Nov18.8138.1
    Dec16.511.16.6


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Murrells Inlet are January, September, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid April with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.

    When can you find snow in Murrells Inlet? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

    Chanceof Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Murrells Inlet.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Murrells Inlet (in).

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan1%00.1
    Feb4%00.4
    Mar4%00.5
    Apr5%00.5
    May2%00.3
    Jun2%00.4
    Jul4%00.8
    Aug3%00.6
    Sep2%00.2
    Oct3%00.5
    Nov3%00.5
    Dec3%00.3

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan100.3
    Feb401
    Mar401.3
    Apr501.3
    May200.8
    Jun201
    Jul402
    Aug301.5
    Sep200.5
    Oct301.3
    Nov301.3
    Dec300.8

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Murrells Inlet has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (56.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (69.4%).

    Wind in Murrells Inlet is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 8.8 knots (10.1 MPH or 16.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 15.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Murrells Inlet.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan7.5Gentle breeze13.7Significant breeze
    Feb7.9Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
    Mar8.5Gentle breeze15Significant breeze
    Apr8.8Gentle breeze15.4Significant breeze
    May8.5Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze
    Jun7.9Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
    Jul7.8Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze
    Aug7Gentle breeze13.5Significant breeze
    Sep7.7Gentle breeze13.8Significant breeze
    Oct7.5Gentle breeze13.5Significant breeze
    Nov7.4Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
    Dec7.1Gentle breeze13.3Significant breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan57.1%
    Feb56.2%
    Mar57.9%
    Apr61.1%
    May64.9%
    Jun67.4%
    Jul68%
    Aug69.4%
    Sep65.6%
    Oct64.4%
    Nov61.7%
    Dec64.1%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Murrells Inlet?

    Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Mar 17, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Mar 15, 2019.


     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Murrells Inlet, SC, US is July, followed by April and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Murrells Inlet in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

    Estimated Tourism by Month

     

    Most Popular Months to Visit

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    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 63.4 in December means 63.4% of the tourists vs. July.



    Overall Murrells Inlet Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.5°F (28.1°C) and 59°F (15°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Murrells Inlet, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 63.5°F (17.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 1 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Murrells Inlet to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 62.5°F (16.9°C) and 54.9°F (12.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

     

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