The Hottest County In South Carolina

By Sarah Tate

August 15, 2023

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Summer is still in full swing, and with it has come some extremely hot temperatures. From average warm temps and high humidity sending people flocking to swimming pools or the beach to heat waves forcing them to take shelter indoors, some places experience hotter temperatures than others.

Stacker analyzed data from years past to determine which South Carolina counties get a bit warmer during the summer months than others. Here's how the site determined the list:

"Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the warmest summers in South Carolina using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information. Data represents the average temperatures from June to August 2022; the historic average is the average for these months from 1901 to 2000."

According to the site, the hottest county in South Carolina is Beaufort County, with a summer 2022 average temperature of 82 degrees. The historic average summer temp is 80 degrees, and last summer had a 1.7 degree difference.

These are the South Carolina counties with the Top 10 hottest summers:

  1. Beaufort County
  2. Jasper County
  3. Charleston County
  4. Florence County
  5. Hampton County
  6. Darlington County
  7. Aiken County
  8. Dillon County
  9. Marlboro County
  10. Colleton County

Check out Stacker's full list to see more of the hottest counties in South Carolina. To see the other side of the thermometer's effects, read up on the coldest city in South Carolina and see where the biggest snowfall in the state was recorded.

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