Chicago Water Temperature

Chicago is a city close to Lake Michigan. August is the month with the hottest water temperature at 73.9°F / 23.3°C. The coldest month is February with an ø water temperature of 33.3°F / 0.7°C. September is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and May with the highest precipitation in a year with 2.7in / 69.2mm. The avg. air temperature is around 74.8°F / 23.8°C, July is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 25°F / -3.9°C average air temperature. July, August, June, September would be the best time to visit. Hot-summer humid continental climate would be the climate here.

Chicago Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature 44.6 °F / 7 °C
Warmest Month Water Temperature: August with 73.9°F / 23.3°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: February with 33.3°F / 0.7°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: July with 74.8°F / 23.8°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: January with 25°F / -3.9°C
Wettest Month: May with 2.7in / 69.2mm
Driest Month: September with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity December with 75.3%
Lowest Humidity October with 69.4%
Best Time to Visit: July, August, June, September
Climate Classification Hot-summer humid continental climate

Chicago water temperature by month

Lake Michigan water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

37 35.6 33.8

February

34.3 33.4 32.4

March

36.1 34.5 33.6

April

41.7 38.3 36

May

54.9 46.9 41.5

June

67.8 60.1 53.2

July

74.7 71.1 65.3

August

75.2 72.9 70

September

73.6 68.4 63.3

October

63.7 57.2 51.1

November

51.3 47.5 43.5

December

43.5 40.3 37.6

Lake Michigan water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

2.8 2 1

February

1.3 0.8 0.2

March

2.3 1.4 0.9

April

5.4 3.5 2.2

May

12.7 8.3 5.3

June

19.9 15.6 11.8

July

23.7 21.7 18.5

August

24 22.7 21.1

September

23.1 20.2 17.4

October

17.6 14 10.6

November

10.7 8.6 6.4

December

6.4 4.6 3.1
August is the month with the highest water temperature at 73.9°F / 23.3°C. The month with the lowest is February with an average water temperature of 33.3°F / 0.7°C.

Chicago weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 17
Light snow
34 °F
28°F
1 °C
-2°C
2mph (3km/h)
west
0in (2mm)
90 %
93%
Jan. 18
Light snow
30 °F
26°F
-1 °C
-4°C
2mph (4km/h)
west-southwest
0in (1mm)
65 %
89%
Jan. 19
Scattered clouds
28 °F
24°F
-2 °C
-5°C
4mph (6km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
10 %
80%
Jan. 20
Broken clouds
36 °F
14°F
2 °C
-10°C
3mph (5km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
71%
Jan. 21
Broken clouds
36 °F
27°F
2 °C
-3°C
4mph (6km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
69%
Jan. 22
Broken clouds
26 °F
17°F
-3 °C
-8°C
3mph (4km/h)
northwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
58%
Jan. 23
Light snow
31 °F
17°F
-0 °C
-8°C
2mph (3km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
55 %
63%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 24
Mix snow/rain
37 °F
25°F
3 °C
-4°C
4mph (6km/h)
southeast
0in (2mm)
80 %
57%
Jan. 25
Moderate rain
24 °F
22°F
-5 °C
-6°C
4mph (6km/h)
south-southwest
0in (11mm)
90 %
87%
Jan. 26
Light snow
24 °F
12°F
-4 °C
-11°C
4mph (6km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
25 %
83%
Jan. 27
Overcast clouds
30 °F
8°F
-1 °C
-13°C
3mph (5km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
80%
Jan. 28
Broken clouds
36 °F
6°F
2 °C
-14°C
3mph (4km/h)
west-northwest
0in (0mm)
20 %
79%
Jan. 29
Overcast clouds
35 °F
9°F
2 °C
-13°C
2mph (3km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
74%
Jan. 30
Broken clouds
30 °F
22°F
-1 °C
-6°C
2mph (3km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
68%
Jan. 31
Broken clouds
36 °F
24°F
2 °C
-4°C
1mph (2km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
80%
Feb. 01
Overcast clouds
37 °F
26°F
3 °C
-3°C
2mph (4km/h)
west
0in (1mm)
45 %
82%

Chicago weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

36.1 25 16.2 1.3 1 74.5%

February

35.6 25.7 16.9 0.7 0 75.2%

March

46.8 34.3 20.8 0.3 1 75%

April

57.7 45.7 35.6 0.2 1 72.8%

May

72.5 57.9 47.7 2.7 3 73.8%

June

80.2 69.1 58.5 0.5 1 72.9%

July

83.3 74.8 66.2 0.9 1 69.8%

August

83.1 73.9 67.8 0.2 1 71.1%

September

79.5 67.6 55.6 0 1 70.5%

October

67.3 54.9 43.7 0.3 0 69.4%

November

54.3 43 32.9 0 0 70.7%

December

40.5 31.3 23.2 0.5 1 75.3%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

2.3 -3.9 -8.8 33.1 1 74.5%

February

2 -3.5 -8.4 17.7 0 75.2%

March

8.2 1.3 -6.2 7.6 1 75%

April

14.3 7.6 2 5.3 1 72.8%

May

22.5 14.4 8.7 69.2 3 73.8%

June

26.8 20.6 14.7 13.8 1 72.9%

July

28.5 23.8 19 23.9 1 69.8%

August

28.4 23.3 19.9 5.3 1 71.1%

September

26.4 19.8 13.1 0 1 70.5%

October

19.6 12.7 6.5 7.2 0 69.4%

November

12.4 6.1 0.5 0 0 70.7%

December

4.7 -0.4 -4.9 11.5 1 75.3%
The hottest avg. temperature is around 74.8°F / 23.8°C, July is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 25°F / -3.9°C average temperature. September is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and May with the maximum precipitation in a year with 2.7in / 69.2mm.

Activities & POI in Chicago

Type of Activity List
Beach Oak Street Beach, Belmont Harbor Dog Beach, 63rd Street Beach, 41st Street Beach, Montrose Avenue Beach, 12th Street Beach, Margaret Burroughs Beach, 49th Street Beach, Ohio Street Beach, North Avenue Beach, 57th Street Beach
Marina for Sailing, Boat adventures, fishing Jackson Park Inner Harbor, 59th Street Harbor, Jackson Park Outer Harbor, Diversey Harbor, Montrose Harbor, Monroe Harbor, Belmont Harbor, 31st Street Harbor, DuSable Harbor, Burnham Harbor, River City Marina, Marina City, Chicago Harbor
Attraction Seward Fountain, Seward Clock, Biograph Theatre, Navy Pier Dock, Chicago's First Lady, Wendella Boat Rides, The Wave Wall, Begin Route 66, Muelle, Cermak Road Bridge, Obama Kissing Rock, Japanese garden, Dwarf Crocodile, Klipspringer, Dolphin, Beluga, Sea Lion, Sea Otter, Penquins, Caracol, Navy Pier, Doane Observatory, Frederick C. Robie House, Columbia Yacht Club (Q.S.M.V. Abegweit), AT&T Endangered Species Carousel, City Mini Golf, Carousel, Buckingham Fountain, Centennial Wheel, Pepsi Wave Swinger, Remote Control Boats, Light Tower Ride, Japanese Macaque, Seal, African Penguin, Giraffe, Plains Zebra, Polar Bears, Eastern Black Rhinoceros, Baby Eastern Black Rhinoceros, Red River Hog, African Painted Dog, Western Lowland Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Grevy's Zebra, Chacoan Peccary, Bactrian Camel, Red Kangaroo, Patagonian Cavy, Ostrich, Muscovy Duck, Sichuan Takin, Trumpeter Swan, Chilean Flamingo, River Otter, American Beaver, Red Wolf, black bear, Rabbit, Chicken, Pony, Pig, Cow, Goat, Diana Monkey, Meerkat, Aardvark, Paris Metro Entryway (Metra)
Golf Course Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, Diversey Driving Range