January weather forecast
Columbia, SC

The Us State House of South Carolina, in Columbia, with the Wade Hampton Statue
The Us State House of South Carolina, in Columbia, with the Wade Hampton Statue

Weather in January

January, the same as December, is another fresh winter month in Columbia, South Carolina, with an average temperature ranging between min 37.9°F (3.3°C) and max 52.9°F (11.6°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 52.9°F (11.6°C) and an average low-temperature of 37.9°F (3.3°C).

Humidity

The months with the lowest humidity in Columbia are January, July and November, with an average relative humidity of 69%.

Rainfall

In January, the rain falls for 9.9 days. Throughout January, 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Columbia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 141.3 days and collects up to 25.28" (642mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January, February and December. In January, it is snowing for 0.2 days. Throughout January, 0.12" (3mm) of snow is accumulated. In Columbia, during the entire year, snow falls for 0.7 days and aggregates up to 0.63" (16mm) of snow.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Columbia is 10h and 11min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:29 am and sunset at 5:25 pm. On the last day of January, in Columbia, sunrise is at 7:21 am and sunset at 5:53 pm EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January in Columbia, South Carolina, is 5.5h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Columbia are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 3 in January interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Columbia?

The coldest month in Columbia is January, with an average high-temperature of 52.9°F (11.6°C) and an average low-temperature of 37.9°F (3.3°C).

What is the temperature in January in Columbia?

In Columbia, in January, the average high-temperature is 52.9°F (11.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 37.9°F (3.3°C).

What are the least humid months in Columbia?

The months with the lowest humidity in Columbia are January, July and November, with an average relative humidity of 69%.

What is the average humidity in January in Columbia?

In Columbia, the average relative humidity in January is 69%.

How much does it rain in Columbia in January?

In January, in Columbia, South Carolina, the rain falls for 9.9 days. Throughout January, 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in January in Columbia?

In Columbia, in January, during 0.2 snowfall days, 0.12" (3mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Columbia have in January?

In Columbia, South Carolina, the average day length in January is 10h and 11min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Columbia?

On the first day of January in Columbia, South Carolina, sunrise is at 7:29 am and sunset at 5:25 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:21 am and sunset at 5:53 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in January in Columbia?

In January, the average sunshine duration is 5.5h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Columbia?

The months with the lowest UV index in Columbia, South Carolina, are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3.

How high is the UV index in January in Columbia?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Columbia, South Carolina, is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in January
Columbia, SC

Average temperature in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average high temperature in January: 52.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (52.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 37.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (37.9°F).

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Average pressure in January
Columbia, SC

Average pressure in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average pressure in January: 30.14"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January, November and December (30.14"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.97"Hg).

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Average wind speed in January
Columbia, SC

Average wind speed in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average wind speed in January: 8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.5mph).

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Average humidity in January
Columbia, SC

Average humidity in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average humidity in January: 69%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (74%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January, July and November (69%).

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Average rainfall in January
Columbia, SC

Average rainfall in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average rainfall in January: 1.77"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (2.91").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.46").

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Average rainfall days in January
Columbia, SC

Average rainfall days in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average rainfall days in January: 9.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is October (7.3 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Columbia, SC

Average snowfall in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average snowfall in January: 0.12"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.47").
The months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Columbia, SC

Average snowfall days in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average snowfall days in January: 0.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (0.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Columbia, SC

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average daylight in January: 10h and 11min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 23min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 56min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Columbia, SC

Average sunshine days in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average sunshine days in January: 19.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (22.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (11.7 days).

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Average UV index in January
Columbia, SC

Average UV index in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average UV index in January: 3

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in January
Columbia, SC

Average cloud cover in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average cloud cover in January: 37

The months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 42).
The months with the least cloud cover are June and October (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in January
Columbia, SC

Average visibility in January - Columbia, SC
  • Average visibility in January: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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