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Best time to visit Hilton Head, SC, USA

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The best time to visit Hilton Head is March-April

When’s the best time to visit Hilton Head, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Hilton Head is March-April.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Hilton Head can reach a maximum of 32℃ (90℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Hilton Head is around 5℃ (40℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Hilton Head during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Hilton Head falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Hilton Head, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

Hilton Head seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Hilton Head as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Hilton Head 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 Hilton Head

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 Hilton Head 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.

Hilton Head 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 Hilton Head 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

Hilton Head in January

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hilton Head in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Hilton Head in February

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hilton Head in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Hilton Head in March

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hilton Head in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Hilton Head in April

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Hilton Head in May

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hilton Head in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hilton Head in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hilton Head in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hilton Head in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hilton Head in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Hilton Head in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 141mm (6") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hilton Head in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Hilton Head in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hilton Head in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Hilton Head in October

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Hilton Head in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hilton Head in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Hilton Head in December

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hilton Head in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Hilton Head 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 Hilton Head 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 Hilton Head is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Hilton Head, 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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