Return to the Hilton Head Island Guide >
(HHIsland.com's New Site)
island weather. Hilton Head's year-round
mild temperatures are briefly spiked with true wintertime weather.
The climate on Hilton Head is delightful, with a semi-tropical
warmth and enough of a seasonal change to keep it interesting.
Springtime blooms early and fall late. There are even days in
the middle of December that edge up to low 70s and high 80s. Overall,
the year-round average of midday and evening temperatures are
approximately 75 and 55 degrees, respectively.
all sports are enjoyed here year round, even water sports enthusiasts
have a advantage on Hilton Head, since waters are warmed from
the Gulf Stream, heating the sea to a year-round 69 degrees. And
in the spring the ocean heats up quickly, beckoning even the most
particular swimmers and sun-worshippers in for a dip.
As in any coastal community, hurricane season makes the weather
a bit unpredictable in the late summer and early autumn months,
when tropical storms and depressions brew offshore, threatening
the coast from the Caribbean to Maine. Most often, these translate
into heavy rains, and visitors have little to fear since hurricanes
are well-tracked and adequate warnings are posted in advance of
an actual evacuation.
aside, the island possesses a delightfully temperate and seasonal
climate that is blessedly warm throughout at least eighty percent
of the calendar year. For basking in the great outdoors, there
is no more beautiful or eventful place to be than on Hilton Head