The Climate of Georgia

By | August 27, 2022

The US state of Georgia (GA) in the southeastern United States, directly above Florida. Georgia has a warm maritime climate (type Cfa according to the Köppen-Geiger climate system), with warm and fairly humid summers, in which it can become very muggy. Winters are generally very mild, although night frost can certainly occur inland from November to March. This is especially true of the mountainous landscape of northern Georgia, where the Blue Ridge Mountains reach elevations between 600 and 1000 feet. During the winter, the Piedmont Plateau also regularly has to deal with frost at night and especially with frost on the ground.

Warm summers

Georgia is one of the hottest areas in the entire southeastern region in summer, with temperatures averaging between 30 and 34 degrees during the day. Outliers upwards are quite possible; maximum temperatures below the summer limit of 25 degrees do not occur in most of Georgia during the period June through August. In addition to heat in the summer, Georgia also has to deal with a fair amount of rain and thunderstorms. These are sometimes caused by cold fronts trying to dislodge warm air. More often they are the result of tropical depressions that come ashore from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean and reach Georgia mainly via neighboring Florida. The summer months are therefore the wettest months of the year.

Winter in Georgia

After a long hot summer, a fairly short and still warm autumn follows, in which the chance of precipitation decreases slightly. You notice in October and November that it gets chilly faster in the evenings. December is winter in Georgia, with snow and other winter precipitation only likely in the higher elevations in the north of the state. On the coast, you can still call the weather spring-like at this time of year. In March and April you see the temperatures rise again quickly, after which the summer actually starts again in May.


In Georgia, there is a chance of occasional high precipitation and wind due to hurricanes moving north along the coast and remnants of hurricanes that reach mainland Georgia via Florida. Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and lasts until December 1.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month
January 10℃ 0℃ 5 11
February 13℃ 1℃ 6 10
March 18℃ 6℃ 7 11
April 23℃ 10℃ 9 9
May 27℃ 14℃ 9 10
June 31℃ 19℃ 10 10
July 33℃ 21℃ 9 12
August 32℃ 20℃ 8 10
September 28℃ 17℃ 8 8
October 23℃ 11℃ 8 7
November 18℃ 6℃ 6 9
December 12℃ 2℃ 5 10

The climate of Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital of the US state of Georgia. The city with more than five million inhabitants is also the city where multinational Coca Cola has its headquarters. Tourists notice this mainly due to the presence of the “World of Coca-Cola”, which is a permanent exhibition of the globally very popular soft drink brand. More than a million visitors come here every year. Atlanta also houses the main studios of the cable television network CNN, the famous 24-hour news channel. In 1996 the Olympic Games were held in Atlanta under very warm conditions. The athletes had great difficulty performing in the warm, almost tropical summer conditions. The warm summers are part of the warm maritime climate that Atlanta has, with very warm summers slowly turning into mild winters. Atlanta belongs, with an average annual maximum temperature of 22.2 degrees Celsius. among the hottest cities in the United States. Atlanta also has an annual average of 2783 hours of sunshine, 1275 millimeters of precipitation and 6 centimeters of snowfall.

The climate of Augusta

Augusta is located in northern Georgia near the South Carolina border , on the Savannah River. The city is the birthplace of soul legend James Brown and hosts the renowned Masters golf tournament every year. Every year the best golf players come here to test their strengths. Augusta has a high development arrow. The city is an important center for biotechnology and medical developments. There are a number of universities in the city and there is a university hospital.

Augusta has a warm maritime climate. This climate is strongly influenced by the sea, which in practice means that there is a lot of rainfall and the differences in temperature between the seasons are small. The winter months are mild and there are only a few days where the temperature dips below zero. In winter it can occasionally snow. Spring starts early and the temperature quickly rises to pleasant heights. In the summer months it is often hot and sweltering and there can be showers. Autumn is also pleasantly warm.

The climate of Columbus

Columbus is located in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River. Columbus was founded in the 19th century as a port that could easily be reached upstream. The city was of course named after the great explorer. Its practical location soon led to economic prosperity. Columbus has a large number of tourist attractions. There are several museums, such as the Columbus Museum and the National Civil War Naval Museum. Both give a good picture of the history of Columbus. In addition, there are several well-preserved historic districts in Columbus where you can still taste the old atmosphere.

Columbus has a warm maritime climate. The winter months are relatively mild. It is pleasantly warm in the spring and summer months. Precipitation is fairly constant throughout the year. Even in the summer months there can be heavy precipitation with some regularity.

The climate of Macon

Macon is centrally located in the state, on the Ocmulgee River. The city is located in a metropolitan area and is the county’s capital. Until the 18th century, the area was inhabited by Creek Indians who were expelled there by the white settlers. The city was created by the presence of Fort Benjamin Hawkins, which had to defend the then border against the “wild” Indians. In the 19th century, more and more white farmers came to the area to cultivate the land along the river. Due to the heat, high humidity and the presence of fresh river water, large cotton plantations were soon established. Macon was one of the areas where many black slaves were put to work. Because Macon was one of the first settlements of settlers, the city is home to a large number of historical sites. the old fortress, the cemetery and several old historic houses can still be visited. Macon also has a number of museums where you can learn more about the city and region.

Macon has a warm maritime climate. Summers are hot and sweltering, with a lot of precipitation. This culminates in a pleasantly warm autumn. The winter months are mild and do not have extremely low temperatures, although snowfall can occasionally occur. Spring in Macon starts early. Due to the influence of the sea, the temperature is moderate throughout the year and large temperature differences between summer and winter hardly occur.

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