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Weather in Myrtle Beach

Weather is one of the main reasons so many people choose to vacation in Myrtle Beach.  Our climate features fairly mild winters and warm summers, just right for enjoying the beach, playing 18 holes of golf, or visiting one of the many entertainment and shopping destinations in the area. 

Of course, living along the Atlantic Ocean means an occasional threat from a hurricane, and the City of Myrtle Beach has Hurricane Preparedness Plans in place for such an event.  Please visit the links at left and below for more details about our typical weather, as well as any tropical weather. 

We've created a brochure about lightning safety.  Do you know what do to and where to go when a thunderstorm threatens?  See the Lightning Safety Brochure for tips, along with facts and myths.  (Note:  To print the brochure, set "page scaling" to "none."  It will print and fold correctly.)

Here are the average air and water temperatures for the Myrtle Beach area.

Winter

Air

Water

December

60

55

January

56

50

February

60

51

Spring

Air

Water

March

68

56

April

76

68

May

83

72

Summer

Air

Water

June

88

80

July

91

85

August

89

85

Autumn

Air

Water

September

85

78

October

77

72

November

69

62

 

Annual weather statistics from the South Carolina State Climatology Office show that Myrtle Beach has 215 sunny days, 150 overcast days and 42 frost days each year.  The average summer month has 18 sunny days, while the average winter month has 15 sunny days.  

The hottest day ever recorded in Myrtle Beach was August 22, 1983, when the mercury reached 105 degrees.  The coldest day on record was January 21, 1985, with a low of four degrees. 

For more information about vacationing along the Grand Strand, visit the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce or call 1-800-356-3016.