Information & Facts
South Carolina's climate is subtropical, with plenty of humidity
in its long, hot summers. Temperatures tend to be higher on the
coast, with colder conditions in the mountains, though on average
the winters are short and mild. With predominately low altitudes in
the state, and the protection of the Appalachian Mountains
screening South Carolina from cold air from the interior, average
temperatures tend to range from 58°F (14°C) in the northwest, to
68°F (20°C) on the coast, though summer temperatures usually climb
to 90°F (32°C) and up, particularly in the central part of the
state. Rainfall occurs mostly in the spring and summer, with more
precipitation occurring in summer along the coast, and in spring
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).