Lake Michigan Water Temperature

Take a family vacation to the “third coast” of the United States and enjoy plenty of recreation and enticing scenery at Lake Michigan. Here, you will find yourself walking on the “singing sands” of the shore or feasting your eyes on the beautiful blue waters of the lake.


The area is a popular tourist destination as it offers something for everyone. Energetic holiday makers have a choice of swimming, skateboarding and hiking among others. Those who prefer to sit back and relax can do so by taking in the panoramic views while camping.

Lake Michigan is a town close to Great Lakes,lake. August is the month with the hottest water temperature at 77.9°F / 25.5°C. The coldest month is March with an ø water temperature of 32.9°F / 0.5°C. June is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and January with the highest precipitation in a year with 1.8in / 45.6mm. The avg. air temperature is around 72.5°F / 22.5°C, August is the month with the highest temperature. February is the coolest with 25.3°F / -3.7°C average air temperature. July, June, August, September would be the best time to visit. Hot-summer humid continental climate would be the climate here.

Lake Michigan Summary

Description Value
Warmest Month Water Temperature: August with 77.9°F / 25.5°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: March with 32.9°F / 0.5°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: August with 72.5°F / 22.5°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: February with 25.3°F / -3.7°C
Wettest Month: January with 1.8in / 45.6mm
Driest Month: June with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity June with 84.1%
Lowest Humidity October with 71.5%
Best Time to Visit: July, June, August, September
Climate Classification Hot-summer humid continental climate

Lake Michigan water temperature by month

Great Lakes,lake water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

39.6 36.9 34.2

February

34.2 33.3 32.7

March

33.8 33.1 32.5

April

39.2 36.3 34

May

52.2 44.2 39.4

June

68.4 58.8 50.2

July

78.6 71.6 64.2

August

79.5 75.2 71.8

September

77.4 70.3 63.9

October

65.7 59 52.5

November

53.1 48.6 44.6

December

44.6 41.9 39.7

Great Lakes,lake water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

4.2 2.7 1.2

February

1.2 0.7 0.4

March

1 0.6 0.3

April

4 2.4 1.1

May

11.2 6.8 4.1

June

20.2 14.9 10.1

July

25.9 22 17.9

August

26.4 24 22.1

September

25.2 21.3 17.7

October

18.7 15 11.4

November

11.7 9.2 7

December

7 5.5 4.3

The hottest water temperature typically reached in August with around 77.9°F / 25.5°C. The coldest in March with an average water temperature of 32.9°F / 0.5°C.

The best time to visit would be during the summer months as the choice of activities are far and wide. You are not limited to certain recreational activities and you are free to experience all that this beautiful place has to offer.

The Lake Michigan Water Temperatures also happen to be at their warmest in July and August, reaching highs of up to 70 degrees, making water activities perfect. Your modes of transport to Lake Michigan are not limited and its left to your discretion. You can travel to the Lake Michigan area by plane, train, car or boat.


Lake Michigan weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 22
Light snow
20 °F
16°F
-7 °C
-9°C
3mph (5km/h)
northwest
0in (1mm)
65 %
71%
Jan. 23
Scattered clouds
26 °F
16°F
-3 °C
-9°C
2mph (3km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
73%
Jan. 24
Snow
27 °F
19°F
-3 °C
-7°C
2mph (3km/h)
southeast
0in (5mm)
95 %
95%
Jan. 25
Light snow
29 °F
18°F
-2 °C
-8°C
3mph (4km/h)
east-northeast
0in (0mm)
55 %
92%
Jan. 26
Few clouds
24 °F
13°F
-5 °C
-11°C
2mph (3km/h)
northeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
89%
Jan. 27
Overcast clouds
25 °F
12°F
-4 °C
-11°C
2mph (3km/h)
northeast
0in (0mm)
20 %
92%
Jan. 28
Scattered clouds
27 °F
13°F
-3 °C
-10°C
2mph (3km/h)
northeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
90%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 29
Broken clouds
33 °F
13°F
0 °C
-10°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
91%
Jan. 30
Light snow
31 °F
21°F
-0 °C
-6°C
2mph (4km/h)
south
0in (3mm)
90 %
90%
Jan. 31
Snow
20 °F
12°F
-7 °C
-11°C
3mph (6km/h)
west
0in (8mm)
95 %
91%
Feb. 01
Light snow
33 °F
2°F
0 °C
-17°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
40 %
86%
Feb. 02
Overcast clouds
42 °F
-0°F
5 °C
-18°C
2mph (4km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
90%
Feb. 03
Snow
35 °F
11°F
2 °C
-12°C
4mph (7km/h)
east-southeast
0in (5mm)
95 %
91%
Feb. 04
Light snow
33 °F
20°F
0 °C
-7°C
2mph (4km/h)
east-northeast
0in (4mm)
95 %
97%
Feb. 05
Overcast clouds
42 °F
33°F
6 °C
0°C
2mph (3km/h)
east-northeast
0in (3mm)
75 %
99%
Feb. 06
Mix snow/rain
40 °F
35°F
5 °C
2°C
7mph (11km/h)
south
0in (7mm)
90 %
89%

Lake Michigan weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

35.6 27.3 20.1 1.8 4 76%

February

32.7 25.3 19.2 1.1 1 77.4%

March

38.7 30.6 19.6 0.4 1 80%

April

45.5 39 32.5 0.2 1 80.2%

May

57.2 47.7 41 1.2 2 84%

June

69.4 60.3 50.7 0 1 84.1%

July

76.3 70.9 63.5 0 0 78.1%

August

77 72.5 68.9 0.3 1 73.9%

September

75 67.1 57.2 0.4 1 72.6%

October

64.2 54.9 46 1 0 71.5%

November

52.2 43.7 35.8 1.1 1 73.1%

December

41 33.6 28.4 1.6 3 76%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

2 -2.6 -6.6 45.6 4 76%

February

0.4 -3.7 -7.1 27.3 1 77.4%

March

3.7 -0.8 -6.9 9.7 1 80%

April

7.5 3.9 0.3 5.9 1 80.2%

May

14 8.7 5 30.6 2 84%

June

20.8 15.7 10.4 0 1 84.1%

July

24.6 21.6 17.5 0 0 78.1%

August

25 22.5 20.5 8.1 1 73.9%

September

23.9 19.5 14 10.6 1 72.6%

October

17.9 12.7 7.8 24.6 0 71.5%

November

11.2 6.5 2.1 27.5 1 73.1%

December

5 0.9 -2 40.6 3 76%
June is the month with the lowest rain of 0in / 0mm and January with the highest precipitation in a year with 1.8in / 45.6mm. The avg. temperature is around 72.5°F / 22.5°C, August is the month with the highest temperature. February is the coolest with 25.3°F / -3.7°C average temperature.

Activities around Lake Michigan

Once you arrive here, you will find that there is no shortage of activities or entertainment. If you prefer to take it easy, there are a number of camping spots around the lake. On the other hand if you are an adrenalin junky, then go ahead and try out the swimming, hiking and horse back riding activities. If you visit in the warm months, then the kids can enjoy plenty of fun in the sun on the shores of the beach.

Activities & POI in Lake Michigan

Type of Activity List
Attraction Lighthouse Place Outlet Shopping Mall, Blue Chip Hotel, Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City Marina, Michigan City East Pierhead Light, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Monkey Island, Australian Aviary, Alligators, Petting Yard, Hawks, Otters, Cougars, Bears, Wolves, Bengal tiger, Lions, Fallow deer, Zebras, Australian Walk About: Wallaby and Emu, Bald eagles, Bobcats, Upper Aviary, Tortoise, Raptors
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