The best times to visit West Columbia for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th

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

 

 


Other West Columbia Travel Info

Weather in West Columbia

Temperature

Average temperatures in West Columbia vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 West Columbia, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 94.6°F (34.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.4°F (23°C) at night.

West Columbia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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West Columbia 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.

West Columbia Perceived Temperature (F)

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West Columbia Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average West Columbia 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 57.4 45.6 36
Feb 61 48.1 37.8
Mar 69.9 56.6 45.5
Apr 78.5 65.3 53.4
May 84.9 72.8 61.9
Jun 92.3 80.2 70.4
Jul 93.3 81.6 72.8
Aug 92.2 80.9 72.5
Sep 87.1 75.9 67.1
Oct 77.8 64.8 54.7
Nov 67.4 53.9 43.3
Dec 62.5 50.7 41.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.1 7.6 2.2
Feb 16.1 8.9 3.2
Mar 21.1 13.7 7.5
Apr 25.8 18.5 11.9
May 29.4 22.7 16.6
Jun 33.5 26.8 21.3
Jul 34.1 27.6 22.7
Aug 33.4 27.2 22.5
Sep 30.6 24.4 19.5
Oct 25.4 18.2 12.6
Nov 19.7 12.2 6.3
Dec 16.9 10.4 5.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in West Columbia are November, October, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in West Columbia? 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.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in West Columbia.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in West Columbia (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 19% 0 2.7
Feb 24% 0 3.4
Mar 18% 0 3.6
Apr 18% 0 2.7
May 18% 0 3.2
Jun 25% 0 4.3
Jul 24% 0 4.8
Aug 24% 0 5.6
Sep 17% 0 4
Oct 15% 0 4.2
Nov 14% 0 2.9
Dec 22% 0 4.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 6.9
Feb 24 0 8.6
Mar 18 0 9.1
Apr 18 0 6.9
May 18 0 8.1
Jun 25 0 10.9
Jul 24 0 12.2
Aug 24 0 14.2
Sep 17 0 10.2
Oct 15 0 10.7
Nov 14 0 7.4
Dec 22 0 11.9

 

Humidity and Wind

West Columbia has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (48.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (63%).

Wind in West Columbia is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 3.8 knots (4.4 MPH or 7.1 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in West Columbia.

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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 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze
May 3.2 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 3 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.9 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.3 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.4 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.5 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.4 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 2.8 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 52.2%
Feb 48.8%
Mar 48.1%
Apr 49%
May 54.7%
Jun 57.4%
Jul 60.4%
Aug 63%
Sep 60.6%
Oct 59.5%
Nov 56.5%
Dec 60%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to West Columbia?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 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 Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in West Columbia, SC, US is February, followed by June and July. 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 West Columbia in November. 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 62.9 in November means 62.9% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall West Columbia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 63°F (17.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with about 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in West Columbia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 64.8°F (18.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 West Columbia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.4°F (17.4°C) and 56.8°F (13.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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