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How Is the Weather in Charleston im February?

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February in Charleston features mostly cool afternoons with cold nights and early mornings.


Temperatures

Daytime high temperatures during February tend to be near 58-60 F (about 15 C) early in the month, warming gradually to 63-65 F (17-18 C) near the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially late in the month, can reach up near 75 F (24 C).

The record high temperature in Charleston during February is 87 F (30.6 C).

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be around 42-44 F (6-7 C) early in the month, warming slowly to 47-49 F (8-9 C) by the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings, especially early in the month, can dip down near 32 F (0 C).

The record low temperature in Charleston during February is 12 F (-11.1 C).


Sky and Rain

During February you should expect, on average, about 9 sunny, 6 partly sunny, and 13 mostly cloudy days in Charleston. 

About 8 days will record some rain, however, of these, only about 2 days record 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) or more.

Measurable snowfall is rare with the last snowfall occurring on February 12, 2010 (3.3 inches/8.4 cm).


Daylight

The number of daylight hours this month increases slowly from just over 10.6 hours on the 1st to about 11.5 hours on the 28th.


Windspeed

The prevailing winds during this month are mainly gentle to moderate at 8-18 mph (12-28 kph).


Ocean Temperatures

February is not a month for hanging out at the beach as ocean temperature averages around 64 F (18C).


What to Wear in Charleston During February?

Early Spring to occasionally winter-like weather prevails here most of the month.

A mix of early Spring and Winter attire works best this month so you should pack long-sleeve tops, a few sweaters, jeans or other long pants, boots plus a medium-weight jacket or coat.

You might also consider a light windbreaker for the few warmer days later in the month. 


Things to Do in Charleston During February

Although spring is fast approaching, the weather will still be quite cold in Charleston at this time of year.

That said, if you're willing to brave the chill, you might want to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish walking tour.

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If you're looking for indoor activities, there will be plenty to choose from. One of the biggest theatrical events in Charleston this February will be the Off-Broadway musical Aladdin.

Hockey fans will be happy to hear that the South Carolina Stingrays will be playing multiple home games this February at North Charleston Coliseum.

For even more ideas, make sure to read our full post covering things to do in Charleston during February.


Fred Pickhardt

Ocean Weather Services 

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: October 6th, 2022
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