Charleston Weather in January

Averages By Month

January Overview

The weather in Charleston in January offers some pleasantly mild highs of 57°F (14°C) - ideal for getting active outdoors. The sun shines for an average of 6 hours each day and it’s mostly just at night that temperatures drop to lows of 43°F (6°C). There is an average of 6 rainy days for the month of January and the Atlantic water temperature now measures 63°F (17°C).

Head to Charleston in January to escape harsh winters elsewhere and explore the great city in some mild weather. Everything from the city’s beautiful parks to the historic houses will thrill you! In January you can enjoy some great seafood at the Lowcountry Oyster Festival.

High and Low Temperature in January °F

Water Temperature in January °F

Current Weather Charleston

82°F clear sky
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Charleston

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

57° 60° 66° 73° 79° 85° 88° 87° 83° 75° 67° 61°

Low °F

43° 45° 51° 59° 67° 74° 77° 76° 72° 62° 53° 46°


6 7 8 9 10 9 9 8 7 7 6 6

Rain days

6 5 6 5 5 7 8 9 7 4 4 6

Water °F

63° 62° 62° 67° 73° 79° 83° 84° 82° 78° 72° 66°

Charleston Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Charleston

Thanks to its subtropical climate, Charleston is a great place to visit any time of the year. Weatherwise, spring and fall are a favourite due to the super pleasant and mild weather in these periods. Spring is a favourite for seeing the beautiful magnolia trees in their full bloom. Summers are hot and humid but a fantastic time to visit if you are after some splashing around in the warm Atlantic water. Fall, especially October, is the time to visit to avoid the crowd and get the best deals while winters are ideal for enjoying the mild weather outdoors.

Things to know about Charleston

Charleston- the Beauty of the South

Many say that Charleston is even more beautiful than Savannah. Besides the beautiful historic center of town you will also find plenty of plantages surrounding the city. Many of those can also be visited. Three of the most famous plantages are highlighted below.


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