The best times to visit Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach

Temperature

Average temperatures in Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach, 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.

Myrtle Beach Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Myrtle Beach 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.

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Myrtle Beach Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Myrtle Beach 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 56.3 46.8 38.6
Feb 57.9 48.3 39.9
Mar 64.8 55.4 46.8
Apr 72.6 64 55.8
May 79.2 71.8 64.1
Jun 86.4 79 71.8
Jul 88 80.9 74.1
Aug 87.2 80.2 73.6
Sep 83.3 75.7 68.5
Oct 75.3 65.9 57.7
Nov 65.8 55.4 46.6
Dec 61.7 52 43.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.5 8.2 3.7
Feb 14.4 9.1 4.4
Mar 18.2 13 8.2
Apr 22.6 17.8 13.2
May 26.2 22.1 17.8
Jun 30.2 26.1 22.1
Jul 31.1 27.2 23.4
Aug 30.7 26.8 23.1
Sep 28.5 24.3 20.3
Oct 24.1 18.8 14.3
Nov 18.8 13 8.1
Dec 16.5 11.1 6.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach? 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 Myrtle Beach.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Myrtle Beach (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 0 0.1
Feb 4% 0 0.4
Mar 4% 0 0.5
Apr 5% 0 0.5
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 2% 0 0.4
Jul 4% 0 0.8
Aug 3% 0 0.6
Sep 2% 0 0.2
Oct 3% 0 0.5
Nov 3% 0 0.5
Dec 3% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 4 0 1
Mar 4 0 1.3
Apr 5 0 1.3
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 2 0 1
Jul 4 0 2
Aug 3 0 1.5
Sep 2 0 0.5
Oct 3 0 1.3
Nov 3 0 1.3
Dec 3 0 0.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach.

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Feb 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Mar 8.5 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Apr 8.8 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
May 8.5 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Jun 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Jul 7.8 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Aug 7 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Sep 7.7 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Oct 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Nov 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Dec 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.1%
Feb 56.2%
Mar 57.9%
Apr 61.1%
May 64.9%
Jun 67.4%
Jul 68%
Aug 69.4%
Sep 65.6%
Oct 64.4%
Nov 61.7%
Dec 64.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Myrtle Beach?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 07, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach 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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