Best Time To Visit Chicago

Best Time To Go To Chicago

Chicago has a humid continental climate and experiences four different seasons. Although, the best time to visit Chicago is during the month of April and October; the peak season in Chicago is between June and August, during which it is warm and glows with festivities. But if you want to skip the crowd and want to experience Chicago all alone, try visiting during the months of November and March. The climate during that time is freezing but you will get good deals, as the prices go down (know all attractions from Chicago). You can book the best suitable Chicago tours, available for all the seasons. Check out the detailed weather of Chicago, month wise which will help you to plan awesome trip.

  • Spring (March - May): Spring is one of the mild seasons in Chicago with low humidity. The flowers start to bloom during this season.
  • Summers (June - September): Summers in Chicago are hot and humid and the average temperature during this time will be around 24.3-degree Celsius.
  • Autumn (October - November): Autumn too is a mild season in Chicago as the temperature level drops in a bit signifying the forthcoming of the fall.
  • Winters (December - February): Winters in Chicago are really extreme with cold weather and are quite snowy

During the Spring and the Summer, there is a huge possibility for loud thunderstorms which might lead to heavy rains. Also, keep in your sweaters handy when you visit Chicago.

Quick FAQ's on the best time to visit Chicago

Q - What is the best time to visit Chicago, Illinois?

A - The best times to visit Chicago Illinois are April through May and between September and October, when the temperatures are warm.

Q - What is the best time to visit Chicago Skydeck?

A - The best time to visit is just after opening or after 5:00 pm. For great sunsets and twinkling nightscape viewing, plan on arriving to the Skydeck 30-45 minutes prior to your sunset time!

Q - What is the best time to visit Chicago in Summer?

A - June to September is the season of Summer, there are many festivals, but there are also crowds; the weather is quite hot and humid.

Q - What is the best time to visit Chicago Botanical Gardens?

A - Spring and Fall is the best time to visit Chicago Botanical Gardens.

Q - What is the best time to visit Chicago zoo?

A - The best time to visit Chicago's zoos depends on what you want to see.

Q - What is the best time to visit 360 Chicago?

A - The best time to visit is either early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the long lines.

Q - What is the best time to visit Legoland Chicago?

A - Weekday evenings is the best time to visit Legoland Chicago.

Q - What is the best time to visit Six Flags Chicago?

A - Weekdays in mid-May is the best time to visit Six Flags Chicago.

Climate in Chicago

Know weather for your travel dates:

17-Jan-2018
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Today 17 Jan

-6oC

-8oC

Snow (< 1 cm.) starting in the evening and breezy overnight.

Wind:2.56 m/s

Humidity:74%

Precipitation:0.04%

  • Thu 18 Jan
    -1oC | -4oC

    Partly cloudy starting in the evening.

  • Fri 19 Jan
    3oC | 1oC

    Foggy in the morning and windy starting in the evening.

  • Sat 20 Jan
    4oC | 2oC

    Foggy starting in the evening.

  • Sun 21 Jan
    8oC | 6oC

    Rain overnight.

  • Mon 22 Jan
    7oC | -3oC

    Light rain in the afternoon.

  • Tue 23 Jan
    -0oC | -9oC

    Mostly cloudy until afternoon.

Month wise Weather in Chicago

Average Temperature in Chicago by month

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Jan

Average temperature: 2oC

Minimum temperature: 0oC

Maximum temperature: 3oC

Feb

Average temperature: -3oC

Minimum temperature: -9oC

Maximum temperature: 4oC

Mar

Average temperature: 3oC

Minimum temperature: -5oC

Maximum temperature: 14oC

Apr

Average temperature: 6oC

Minimum temperature: 2oC

Maximum temperature: 11oC

May

Average temperature: 7oC

Minimum temperature: 4oC

Maximum temperature: 13oC

Jun

Average temperature: 18oC

Minimum temperature: 13oC

Maximum temperature: 24oC

Jul

Average temperature: 22oC

Minimum temperature: 17oC

Maximum temperature: 29oC

Aug

Average temperature: 23oC

Minimum temperature: 19oC

Maximum temperature: 27oC

Sep

Average temperature: 17oC

Minimum temperature: 12oC

Maximum temperature: 21oC

Oct

Average temperature: 18oC

Minimum temperature: 11oC

Maximum temperature: 26oC

Nov

Average temperature: 5oC

Minimum temperature: 2oC

Maximum temperature: 10oC

Dec

Average temperature: 3oC

Minimum temperature: 0oC

Maximum temperature: 5oC

Highest temperature in Chicago is recorded as 29oC in July.

Lowest temperature in Chicago is recorded as -9oC in February.

Average Rain in Chicago by Month (in mm)

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Jan

Average Rain: 13.94 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 41.82 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 3.6 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 9.27 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 228.64 mm

Minimum Rain: 1.52 mm

Maximum Rain: 534.19 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 4.65 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 13.96 mm

May

Average Rain: 177.03 mm

Minimum Rain: 20.12 mm

Maximum Rain: 351.5 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 19.1 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 30.97 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 33.04 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 83.64 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 36.13 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 108.39 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 39.24 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 99.12 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 2.07 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 6.22 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Chicago is 534.19 mm in March.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Chicago are June and October.

Average Humidity in Chicago by Month (in %)

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Jan

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 70%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Feb

Average Humidity: 65%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 75%

Mar

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 62%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Apr

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

May

Average Humidity: 85%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 98%

Jun

Average Humidity: 49%

Minimum Humidity: 43%

Maximum Humidity: 52%

Jul

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 63%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Aug

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 74%

Sep

Average Humidity: 67%

Minimum Humidity: 61%

Maximum Humidity: 73%

Oct

Average Humidity: 55%

Minimum Humidity: 51%

Maximum Humidity: 61%

Nov

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Dec

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 80%

Most humid month in Chicago is May.

Least humid month in Chicago is June.

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