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Best time to visit Greenville, SC, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Greenville is September-November

Want to know when to travel to Greenville? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, September-November is the best time to go to Greenville. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Greenville can reach a maximum of 32℃ (90℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -2℃ (28℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Greenville in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Greenville in September – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Greenville, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

Greenville seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Greenville as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Greenville is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Greenville

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Greenville for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Greenville climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Greenville for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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NOV
DEC

Greenville in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Greenville in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Greenville in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 14 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Greenville in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in April, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Greenville in May

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Greenville in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Greenville in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Greenville in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Greenville in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 87mm (3") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Greenville in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Greenville in November

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Greenville in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 11 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Greenville in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Greenville is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Greenville is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Greenville is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Greenville, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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