Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach Climate and Weather
Myrtle Beach has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers tempered by ocean breezes and winters that stay cool and comfortable. The influence of the warm currents of the Gulf Stream just offshore ensures that this holiday strip is warm enough for fun in the sun most of the year.
Summers (June to August) are hot and humid, and experience frequent thunderstorms. Average highs during the summer hover around 86F (30C). Winters are mild, with highs averaging around 57F (14C) and lows dropping to 37F (3C).
As the city's climate is pleasant all year, any time of the year is a good time to visit Myrtle Beach. Although for travellers wanting to avoid the crowds, travel outside of the summer season is a good idea.
Tropical cyclones can sometimes affect Myrtle Beach but major storms are not common. It does rain suddenly, and heavily, particularly during summer. But the sandy soil allows for quick drainage and even the emerald green golf courses are ready for action again as soon as the showers let up.