January weather forecast and climate
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, like December, in Columbia, South Carolina, is another fresh winter month, with average temperature fluctuating between 37.9°F (3.3°C) and 52.9°F (11.6°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

January, July and November, with an average relative humidity of 69%, are the least humid months.

Rainfall

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

Snowfall

January, February and December are months with snowfall in Columbia, South Carolina. In Columbia, South Carolina, snow falls for 0.2 days, with typically accumulated 0.12" (3mm) of snow. 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 is 10.2h.

Sunshine

In Columbia, the average sunshine in January is 5.5h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. 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 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?

January is the coldest month in Columbia, South Carolina, 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?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Columbia, South Carolina, is 52.9°F (11.6°C), while the average low-temperature is 37.9°F (3.3°C).

What is the least humid month in Columbia?

Months with the lowest humidity are January, July and November, with an average relative humidity of 69%.

What is the average humidity in January in Columbia?

The average relative humidity in January in Columbia is 69%.

How much does it rain in Columbia in January?

In Columbia, South Carolina, during January, the rain falls for 9.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Columbia in January?

In January, in Columbia, it is snowing for 0.2 days. Throughout January, 0.12" (3mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in January in Columbia?

In Columbia, the average length of the day in January is 10.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Columbia have in January?

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

When is the lowest UV index in Columbia?

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

How high is the UV index in January in Columbia?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Columbia, South Carolina, is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

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"

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

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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%).
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").
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).
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: 10.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5.5h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.3h).

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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

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 7).
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

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 42).
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

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

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