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Tides & Weather

Want to see what the weather is going to be during your Hilton Head vacation? Our 5-day forecast shows not only the weather but also the tides. You can easily find when the next high tide or low tide will be. Our tides and weather tool is great for planning what you want to do during you beach trip and can help you be prepared for any weather.

December, January, February

This is the peak snow-bird season. The island starts to slow-down which means all your favorite activities are easier to book. Some people schedule their stay during this season for that very reason; our snowbirds are those who stay on the island during the winter months and leave during the summer months. The temperature is quite pleasant with most days hitting the low 60’s. Humidity and precipitation are lower than the hot months. The weather is pleasantly temperate when compared to northern states. These months some of the best seasonal. February and March are big seafood producers which is why the Seafood Festival, Gullah Celebration, and the Wine and Food Festival take place at this time. These events focus on local culture and some of the best food you will have on the island.

March, April, May

During these months, the temperature starts rising and the air gets to be in the 70s. There is lots of fresh seafood to be eaten from the catches made in March. Contrary to the classic staying, “April showers bring May flowers,” Hilton Head has a relatively low amount of precipitation. In May, the temperatures start to creep toward the mid 80’s while remaining not too humid. This weather is perfect golf weather which is why it’s the prime time for the Heritage Golf Tournament to come to town. If you’re a golf fan, check your calendar with this year’s dates and plan accordingly!

June, July, August

June, July, and August are the peak summer months. The island is bustling with people and energy. The months are a bit hotter with temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s. Expect afternoon showers to cut the humidity and cool the air. Summer is one of the best times to come explore the island and local coastline. Sunset cruises, jet skiing, and parasailing are just some of the exciting activities to be taken advantage of during these months. Local produce is booming during the summer months. The Sea Pines Center Farmers Market and Coastal Discovery Museum Farmers Market have some of the freshest local produce.

September, October, November

These months are when the temperature starts to cool down. September is a great time for swimming since the air is in the 80s and the water temperatures are still warm from the summer heat. Crowds begin slowing down as school ramps back up. October and November the temperatures drop to be in the 70s which make them ideal outdoor adventure months. Many folks like to take the time to come back to the island to spend time golfing without the summer heat.  

Hurricane Season

Hurricanes have impacted our state as early as May and as late as November! The peak tropical activity usually occurs in a six week period from mid-August to late September, during which time our state can experience multiple hurricanes or tropical storms within weeks of each other.
Links for Tides and Weather:
Weather for Hilton Head. Tides for Hilton Head. Click here.  
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