May is sunny in South Carolina, with clear skies and is the driest month of the spring season. The average high temperatures are in the warm 71°F (21.7°C) to 82°F (27.8°C) range, while the average low temperatures are in the mild 51°F (10.6°C) to 63°F (17.2°C) zone. The 8 hours of daily sunshine is the time to explore the beauty of nature and visit national and state parks. Allergies are on the rise with the abundant pollen in the air. Wild animals and bird sightings are regular, especially during dawn and dusk. Warm weather birds like orioles and hummingbirds arrive in the land. The coast is popular, and the public takes advantage of the long shoreline and beautiful beaches. Expect the temperatures to rise rapidly by the end of the spring season. The fresh air and charged atmosphere offers an ideal atmosphere for biking and hiking the mountain trails. Thunderstorms and tornadoes are common in May in South Carolina.