Columbia
South Carolina, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October 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
October, like September, in Columbia, South Carolina, is a moderately hot autumn month, with average temperature fluctuating between 76.1°F (24.5°C) and 52.2°F (11.2°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature decreases, from 85.3°F (29.6°C) in September, to a still moderately hot 76.1°F (24.5°C). The average low-temperature, in Columbia, is 52.2°F (11.2°C).

Humidity

In Columbia, the average relative humidity is 73%.

Rainfall

In Columbia, it is raining for 7 days, with typically 3.2" (80.5mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 106.7 rainfall days, and 44.6" (1132.4mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

April through November are months without snowfall.

Daylight

In Columbia, the average length of the day is 11.3h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Columbia is 7.6h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Columbia is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in October interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in October in Columbia?

In Columbia, South Carolina, in October, the average high-temperature is 76.1°F (24.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 52.2°F (11.2°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Columbia?

In Columbia, the average relative humidity in October is 73%.

How many days does it rain in October in Columbia?

In Columbia, during October, the rain falls for 7 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.2" (80.5mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Columbia?

In Columbia, South Carolina, snow does not fall in April through November.

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

The average length of the day in October in Columbia is 11.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Columbia have in October?

The average sunshine in October in Columbia is 7.6h.

How high is the UV index in October in Columbia?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Columbia is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Columbia, SC
  • Average high temperature in October: 76.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (92.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (56°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 52.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (33.7°F).

Average humidity in October - Columbia, SC
  • Average humidity in October: 73%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (76.5%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (62.1%).

Average rainfall in October - Columbia, SC
  • Average rainfall in October: 3.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (5.5").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (2.6").

Average rainfall days in October - Columbia, SC
  • Average rainfall days in October: 7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (7 days).

Average snowfall in October - Columbia, SC
  • Average snowfall in October: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.8").
Months with the lowest snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

Average snowfall days in October - Columbia, SC
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.5 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Columbia, SC
  • Average daylight in October: 11.3h

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

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.6h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 9.4h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5.6).

Average UV index in October - Columbia, SC
  • Average UV index in October: 6

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 10).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).