Summer weather forecast in Charleston, SC for 2022

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We’re hoping for beautiful days in Charleston. | Photo by @benjaminbbryson

Grab your sunglasses, Charlestonians — summer starts Tues., June 21. The season signals the promise of warmer days + the ever-frequent afternoon showers, so to keep you and your wardrobe prepared, we’ve put together some of the major weather trends headed our way over the next few months.

Here’s what you can expect this summer in the Holy City and beyond, based on predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.

🌡️ Temperature

Think warm. Expect to see warmer-than-normal temperatures across much of the US, with the exception of the Midwest.

The predicted continuation of La Niña conditions plays a large role in the expected hotter-than-average June through August for the US, especially in the West.

In Charleston, temperatures are expected to be warm through at least July. There’s a 40-50% chance of temps being above normal. Usually, Charleston averages highs of 85° in June, 88° in July, and 87° in August.

🌨️ Precipitation

Keep your umbrella nearby. There’s a 33-47% chance that rain will trend above normal through July. Usually, Charleston averages 5.9 inches of rain in June, 6.1 in July, and 6.9 in August.

🌀 Hurricanes

The Atlantic hurricane season began Wed., June 1, and it’s predicted to be a season with slightly above-average activity. Stay tuned for more info.

⌛ Drought

The chances of a drought developing are low through July 31.
If you’re interested in celebrating the start of summer, check out these June events:

Yoga Fest | Thurs., June 16 | 6-8 p.m. | James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. | $35+ | As the sun rises to the highest point in the sky, head to the meadow at the park to celebrate summer + community during this flowing yoga class with live music from Mystic Vibrations.

Dancing on the Cooper | Fri., June 18 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | $8+ | Spend the evening dancing along to pop and rock while overlooking the Charleston Harbor.

It’s almost time to get out + enjoy Chucktown in the summertime. Check out June events and start planning your summer months.

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