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Charleston Area Overview

Charleston Area Overview

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Area Location

Located on the southern coast of South Carolina and bordered on the east side by the Atlantic shoreline, the Charleston metropolitan area includes Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

The city of Charleston expands inward for 50 miles, occupying a total area of 90 square miles, including historic downtown Charleston, Daniel Island and surrounding suburban and island communities.

Distance to Popular Cities

Columbia, SC – 125 miles

Hilton Head, SC – 115 miles

Charlotte, NC – 200 miles

Atlanta, GA – 334 miles

Savannah, GA – 123 miles

Orlando, FL – 390 miles

Miami, FL – 590 miles

Washington, DC – 483 miles

New York, NY – 768 miles

Weather and Climate

Charleston boasts a “temperate to semi-tropical” climate, offering year-round outdoor enjoyment for residents and visitors. The area averages 63% days of sunshine each year and an annual growing season of 294 days.

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Current Weather
6:18 am,
72°F
clear sky
Humidity 85 %
Pressure 1022 mb
Wind 8 mph
Wind Gust: 0 mph
Visibility: 0 km

65.3° F

Average Annual Temperature

75.9° F

Average Daily Maximum

54.7° F

Average Daily Minimum

51.53 in.

Average Annual Rainfall

86%

Average Relative Humidity  (at 7am)

Average Temperatures by Month

January – 47.9°

February – 50.7°

March – 57.7°

April – 64.2°

May – 72.1°

June – 78.8°

July – 81.7°

August – 80.5°

September – 76.1°

October – 66.2°

November – 58.0°

December – 50.5°