Myrtle Beach Weather Facts Infographic
Many of you have asked “What is the weather like in Myrtle Beach?” We found a fantastic infographic and Q&A on the MyrtleBeach.com website that answers this question and others about Myrtle Beach weather. For instance, did you know that Myrtle Beach averages close to as many sunny days as Las Vegas and San Diego? We’re delighted to share this infographic with you to help you plan for your vacation at Plantation Resort:
Myrtle Beach Weather Frequently Asked Questions
A: Temperatures vary throughout the seasons. It’s safe to assume you’ll see temperatures as high as the mid-90s during the height of summer and there will be lows in the 20s for a few days during the winter. The all-time high and low along the Grand Strand were 104 degrees in August 1983 and 4 degrees in January 1985.
A: Generally the weather in Myrtle Beach begins warming up in March and average air temperature rise into the 70s by April, however the water temperatures will likely still be between 60-65 degrees until late spring. This Myrtle Beach weather is great for enjoying walks on the beach or a good book in a comfy chair in the sunshine. Only the bravest swimmers will want to take a plunge in the cool ocean before May. Average water temperatures will hit the low to mid-70s in May and stay at a comfortable level throughout the summer and into the fall. Water temps generally drop back into chilly levels in late October or early November.
A: July is typically the hottest month in Myrtle Beach. Temperatures will reach into the low 90s, and humidity can climb to nearly 90 percent. Myrtle Beach’s spot on the coast keeps the weather mild with temperatures about 5 degrees lower than cities farther inland.
A: The beauty of Myrtle Beach’s mild weather is that any month is a good month to visit! It depends on what kind of beach vacation you’re looking for. Golfers typically enjoy the mild temperatures of early spring and fall, while families with children come for the hot summer months when kids are out of school and the ocean, water parks and hotel pools are perfect for cooling off. Many visitors from the Northeast and Canada flock to Myrtle Beach during the winter for our relatively warm weather. Here’s our look at the best times of year to visit.
A: Yes. All of the Grand Strand’s city and local governments put a premium on the safety of visitors and residents and adhere to a water monitoring program administered by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. DHEC tests the ocean water and surf at numerous sites along the coast to make sure there are no dangerous contaminants and that it meets Environmental Protections Agency standards. To be safest, it is suggested that visitors avoid swimming immediately after a heavy rain, when runoff from lawns and streets may flush out trash, fertilizer, or pesticides. Guests should also avoid swashes and water discharging from storm drainage pipes as swimming in contaminated water may result in minor illnesses such as sore throats or diarrhea.
A: Even though the Grand Strand is known primarily for it’s great beaches and awesome weather, you can’t always count on sunshine. Luckily, if you catch a rare stretch of bad weather or rain during your Myrtle Beach vacation there’s still plenty of things to do here. Activities like shopping, museums, arcades and even indoor mini golf can easily get your family through a rough patch. Here’s some of our favorite suggestions for rainy day activities in Myrtle Beach, but don’t just take our word for it…here’s what our Facebook fans suggested as well.
A: On average, the Myrtle Beach area sees 49 inches of rain per year — slightly above the U.S. average of 37 inches per year — with an average of 94 days that have any measurable precipitation. The rainiest months of the year are August and September, when high humidity makes it common to see a fast, furious storm of heavy rain that rarely lasts more than 30 minutes or an hour, followed by warm, sunny weather the rest of the day. The least rainy months are November and April, making these some of the best times to visit.
A: Like any place along the East Coast, there is a possibility of tropical storms and inclement weather in Myrtle Beach during Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. However, unlike some vacation destinations in Florida and along the coast, the likelihood of a direct hit from a strong storm or hurricane in Myrtle Beach is very rare. The most recent storms to cause major damage in the area were Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and Hurricane Floyd, which caused widespread flooding in 1999. More often than not, the few storms that do come our way tend to create good conditions for surfing and nothing more than a minor distraction to visitors.
The tides in the Atlantic Ocean near the Myrtle Beach area change on a daily basis. The best way to plan your day at the beach or to catch a wave is to check the monthly tide charts by clicking here.
Every Day is a Great Day to Visit Plantation Resort
When is the best weather in Myrtle Beach? We agree there’s no bad time to visit. You’ll love experiencing all four seasons here at Plantation Resort with almost any day of the year being a perfect time to come and enjoy a wonderful vacation at one of America’s most popular beach vacation destinations.
Even when the myrtle beach weather may be a little too cool for your liking to go to the beach, Plantation Resort has one of the largest indoor pool and recreation amenities around. With the indoor pool being an inviting 85 degrees year round, a spacious weight room, a full menu of fitness, activities and spa services, there is always something to make a fantastic Plantation Resort vacation even better any time of year. To make your reservation, call 1-800-845-5039. Hope to see you soon!