Lake Erie Water Temperature

Lake Erie is considered one of the great lakes in North America. Considered as the shallowest lakes among the five lakes, big waves and warmer temperature of the waters are observed. One of the most attractive destinations that occupies much of this lake is the Kelleys Island.

So, tourists can come and experience Lake Erie by staying in this island since it directly faces the lake. Tourists can do outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, and fishing or do indoor activities as lagoon trips, enjoy rain indoor water parks, Kalahari and many more.

Lake Erie is a city close to Lake Erie. Warm-summer humid continental climate would be the climate here. July is the month with the highest water temperature at 82.2°F / 27.9°C. The month with the lowest is February with an average water temperature of 32.4°F / 0.2°C. The avg. air temperature is around 74.3°F / 23.5°C, July is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 26.6°F / -3°C average air temperature. September is the month with the min. precipitation of 0.1in / 3.6mm and January with the max. precipitation in a year with 3.1in / 78mm. July, June, August, September would be the best time to visit this place.

Lake Erie Summary

Description Value
Warmest Month Water Temperature: July with 82.2°F / 27.9°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: February with 32.4°F / 0.2°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: July with 74.3°F / 23.5°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: January with 26.6°F / -3°C
Wettest Month: January with 3.1in / 78mm
Driest Month: September with 0.1in / 3.6mm
Highest Humidity February with 76.2%
Lowest Humidity July with 70.9%
Best Time to Visit: July, June, August, September
Climate Classification Warm-summer humid continental climate

The good thing about this lake is that it never freezes. It always been temperate that ranges around 29°F to 70°F, which is considered normal.

So, tourists can enjoy the lake regardless of the seasons are. They will only consider the condition of the lake such as the wave currents because of the shallow waters of the lake.

Lake Erie water temperature by month

Lake Erie water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

35.2 33.4 32.4

February

32.5 32.4 32.2

March

36.5 33.8 32.5

April

52.5 43.7 36.9

May

75.2 62.4 52.2

June

82 74.3 67.8

July

83.3 79 74.1

August

83.3 77.7 73.4

September

79 71.1 63.5

October

66.4 57.9 50.9

November

52.2 46.6 42.1

December

42.1 38.3 35.4

Lake Erie water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

1.8 0.8 0.2

February

0.3 0.2 0.1

March

2.5 1 0.3

April

11.4 6.5 2.7

May

24 16.9 11.2

June

27.8 23.5 19.9

July

28.5 26.1 23.4

August

28.5 25.4 23

September

26.1 21.7 17.5

October

19.1 14.4 10.5

November

11.2 8.1 5.6

December

5.6 3.5 1.9


The highest water temperature will be reached in July with around 82.2°F / 27.9°C. The lowest in February with an average water temperature of 32.4°F / 0.2°C.


Lake Erie weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 15
Overcast clouds
44 °F
32°F
7 °C
0°C
4mph (7km/h)
southeast
0in (1mm)
40 %
78%
Jan. 16
Mix snow/rain
35 °F
28°F
1 °C
-2°C
3mph (4km/h)
south-southwest
0in (1mm)
70 %
91%
Jan. 17
Light snow
34 °F
28°F
1 °C
-2°C
5mph (7km/h)
west-southwest
0in (3mm)
90 %
88%
Jan. 18
Snow
32 °F
27°F
-0 °C
-3°C
4mph (7km/h)
west-southwest
0in (9mm)
95 %
94%
Jan. 19
Light snow
31 °F
26°F
-1 °C
-4°C
4mph (7km/h)
west-southwest
0in (4mm)
95 %
89%
Jan. 20
Light snow
34 °F
19°F
1 °C
-7°C
4mph (6km/h)
west
0in (2mm)
85 %
81%
Jan. 21
Light snow
31 °F
24°F
-0 °C
-4°C
5mph (7km/h)
southwest
0in (2mm)
90 %
89%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 22
Light snow
21 °F
19°F
-6 °C
-8°C
5mph (8km/h)
west-northwest
0in (3mm)
90 %
80%
Jan. 23
Light snow
25 °F
13°F
-4 °C
-10°C
3mph (5km/h)
northwest
0in (1mm)
70 %
80%
Jan. 24
Overcast clouds
29 °F
12°F
-2 °C
-11°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
83%
Jan. 25
Light snow
15 °F
23°F
-10 °C
-5°C
3mph (5km/h)
west-southwest
0in (2mm)
85 %
87%
Jan. 26
Light snow
15 °F
15°F
-9 °C
-9°C
4mph (6km/h)
north-northwest
0in (0mm)
40 %
78%
Jan. 27
Overcast clouds
22 °F
13°F
-6 °C
-11°C
4mph (6km/h)
north-northwest
0in (0mm)
10 %
76%
Jan. 28
Light snow
16 °F
12°F
-9 °C
-11°C
4mph (6km/h)
north-northwest
0in (1mm)
80 %
90%
Jan. 29
Light snow
15 °F
11°F
-9 °C
-12°C
3mph (5km/h)
north
0in (1mm)
80 %
89%
Jan. 30
Light snow
23 °F
7°F
-5 °C
-14°C
2mph (3km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
45 %
89%

Lake Erie weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

36.7 26.6 17.1 3.1 7 76.2%

February

37.4 27.3 19 1.7 3 76.2%

March

47.3 34.3 21.7 0.9 1 74.9%

April

58.1 46.4 35.4 0.2 5 72.8%

May

74.7 60.1 50 1.6 4 72.3%

June

80.2 70 59.5 1.7 5 72%

July

82.9 74.3 67.3 1.2 2 70.9%

August

81.5 73.2 66.2 1.6 1 72.9%

September

78.8 67.3 57.2 0.1 0 73.6%

October

66.9 55 44.4 0.5 0 73.5%

November

54.3 43.7 35.1 0.5 3 73.8%

December

44.1 33.6 27.5 1.8 8 76%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

2.6 -3 -8.3 78 7 76.2%

February

3 -2.6 -7.2 44.4 3 76.2%

March

8.5 1.3 -5.7 22.1 1 74.9%

April

14.5 8 1.9 5.1 5 72.8%

May

23.7 15.6 10 39.9 4 72.3%

June

26.8 21.1 15.3 42.4 5 72%

July

28.3 23.5 19.6 30.5 2 70.9%

August

27.5 22.9 19 41.4 1 72.9%

September

26 19.6 14 3.6 0 73.6%

October

19.4 12.8 6.9 13 0 73.5%

November

12.4 6.5 1.7 13.1 3 73.8%

December

6.7 0.9 -2.5 45.6 8 76%
September is the most draught at 0.1in / 3.6mm and January the month with the most rain around 3.1in / 78mm. The avg. temperature is around 74.3°F / 23.5°C, July is the hottest month in a year. January is the coolest with 26.6°F / -3°C avg. temperature.

In sum, these wonders can be enjoyed by considering safety precautions to have a safer trip with your loved ones. By updating oneself to the weather forecasts or by just checking the condition of the lake, you can swim all you can.

Activities & POI in Lake Erie

Type of Activity List
Beach Edgewater Beach, Clifton Beach
Marina for Sailing, Boat adventures, fishing Rock & Dock Marina, Emerald Necklace Marina
Attraction Birthplace of John Heisman, NASA Glenn Visitor Center, League Park, USS Cod Submarine Memorial, SS William G. Mather, The Rainforest, Solstice Steps, Cleveland Coast Guard Station, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

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