Climate & Dress
The Golden Isles enjoys a climate typical of a semi-tropical location. Summers are long and warm, with daytime temperatures in the 80s and 90s and nights in the 70s. Coastal breezes, however, normally preclude extreme heat. Winters are short and mild, generally from early December through early February with daytime highs in the 50s.
The average relative humidity ranges from 87-93% in early morning and 59-69% in the afternoon. Rainfall in the area is ample, with an annual average of 54.7 inches. Snow is extremely rare. View the current weather on St. Simons Island through our live webcam.
Average Temperature & Rainfall
|Average Maximum||Average Minimum||Water Temp||Average Rainfall|
|January||62 F||14 C||43 F||6 C||49 F||2.77"|
|February||64 F||15 C||45 F||7 C||52 F||3.13"|
|March||69 F||15 C||50 F||10 C||60F||4.06"|
|April||76 F||25 C||58 F||13 C||66 F||2.99"|
|May||83 F||28 C||66 F||20 C||74 F||3.97"|
|June||88 F||31 C||72 F||23 C||77 F||5.82"|
|July||89 F||31 C||74 F||24 C||79 F||7.62"|
|August||89 F||31 C||74 F||24 C||82 F||7.18"|
|September||85 F||27 C||71 F||21 C||74 F||8.43"|
|October||77 F||26 C||61 F||14 C||68 F||3.97"|
|November||70 F||21 C||51 F||11 C||63 F||1.87"|
|December||62 F||14 C||43 F||6 C||50 F||1.87"|
What to Pack & Wear
The moderate year-round climate allows for very few hot or extremely cold days. Lighter fabric weights are in order from mid-March until November, and mid-weight clothes, jackets and sweaters from November through February. Even in summer, most women wear a shawl or light sweater for cool evenings and air conditioned restaurants. Some dining establishments require jackets for the men. A raincoat can come in handy during any season.