Seasonally, Savannah tends to have hot and humid summers with frequent (but brief) thunderstorms that develop in the warm and tropical air masses, which are common.
Although summers in Savannah are frequently sunny, half of Savannah's annual precipitation falls during the months of June through September.
Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia.
Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport.
November and December are the driest months recorded at Savannah–Hilton Head International Airport.
The Shawnee destroyed another Native people, the Westo, and occupied their lands at the head of the Savannah River's navigation on the fall line, near present-day Augusta.Average dewpoints in summer range from 67.8 °F (20 °C) to 71.6 °F (22 °C).Winters in Savannah are mild and sunny with average daily high temperatures close to 60 °F (16 °C).However, the historical record shows that the city was frequently affected during the second half of the 19th century.The most prominent of these storms was the 1893 Sea Islands hurricane, which killed at least 2,000 people.