Across the State - Environment and Climate

Environment and Climate


Due to its southeastern location and varied terrain, South Carolina has a number of different climates, ranging from temperate to sub-tropical; yet, all are mild and conducive to year-round outdoor activity. There are four distinct seasons, but warm weather prevails through most of the year. Average temperatures range from the 40’s in the winter to the 80’s in the summer. There is very little frozen precipitation during the winter months, and the frozen precipitation that does occur rarely accumulates to an extent that results in business closures and travel delays. South Carolina ’s temperate climate is not only a benefit in terms of quality of life, but also allows for year-round construction activity, an uninterrupted flow of transportation, and worker availability.