Charleston, West Virginia has a temperate climate, which means that the city experiences four distinct season changes.  Although it can be visited throughout the year, certain months can be more comfortable for outdoor activities than others.

            On average, the hottest months of the year are July and August, during which time the daily high temperatures will generally hover in the low to mid 80’s.  Temperatures will reach into the 90’s during very hot days, but this is not the norm.  Although the temperatures during the summer months don’t seem extremely hot, the humidity seems to add a few degrees to the heat.   The nighttime temperatures during these months will generally drop to the mid to lower 60’s. 

            The coldest months of the year on average are January and February, during which time the daily high temperatures will reach the mid to upper 40’s.  The nighttime temperatures during these months will generally drop to the mid 20’s.  Snow or rain can be expected during the winters in Charleston, but rain is more common.

            Charleston has a relatively wet climate throughout the year, but on average the months of May through August receive the most precipitation.  

            For more weather information about Charleston, check out this Ten Day Forecast, and this Monthly Weather Averages page.