Best Time To Visit Chicago, Illinois

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:

22-May-2018
Today 22 May

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Partly cloudy throughout the day.

Wind:1.1 m/s

Humidity:78%

Precipitation:0.02%

  • Wed 23 May
    77 | 60

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Thu 24 May
    82 | 66

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Fri 25 May
    81 | 66

    Partly cloudy until evening.

  • Sat 26 May
    86 | 69

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sun 27 May
    81 | 59

    Partly cloudy until afternoon.

  • Mon 28 May
    74 | 59

    Partly cloudy until afternoon.

Month wise Weather in Chicago

Average Temperature in Chicago by month

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  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 30℉

Minimum temperature: 3℉

Maximum temperature: 57℉

Feb

Average temperature: 38℉

Minimum temperature: 16℉

Maximum temperature: 64℉

Mar

Average temperature: 38℉

Minimum temperature: 19℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Apr

Average temperature: 51℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 79℉

May

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Jun

Average temperature: 70℉

Minimum temperature: 54℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Jul

Average temperature: 72℉

Minimum temperature: 61℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Aug

Average temperature: 70℉

Minimum temperature: 54℉

Maximum temperature: 82℉

Sep

Average temperature: 68℉

Minimum temperature: 50℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Oct

Average temperature: 58℉

Minimum temperature: 34℉

Maximum temperature: 79℉

Nov

Average temperature: 40℉

Minimum temperature: 23℉

Maximum temperature: 61℉

Dec

Average temperature: 27℉

Minimum temperature: -4℉

Maximum temperature: 52℉

Highest temperature in Chicago is recorded as 91.4℉ in June.

Lowest temperature in Chicago is recorded as -4℉ in December.

Average Rain in Chicago by Month (in mm)

  • 120
  • 90
  • 60
  • 30 0
Jan

Average Rain: 31.31 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 255.48 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 32.35 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 534.19 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 73.27 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 738.59 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 76.39 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 602.35 mm

May

Average Rain: 63.48 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 379.35 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 45.16 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 291.08 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 71.37 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 435.07 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 34.11 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 334.43 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 7.9 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 108.39 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 115.48 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1616.54 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 25.45 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 204.4 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 14.29 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 139.35 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Chicago is 1616.54 mm in October.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Chicago is September.

Average Humidity in Chicago by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 53%

Maximum Humidity: 98%

Feb

Average Humidity: 67%

Minimum Humidity: 49%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Mar

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 35%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Apr

Average Humidity: 69%

Minimum Humidity: 45%

Maximum Humidity: 98%

May

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 98%

Jun

Average Humidity: 62%

Minimum Humidity: 43%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Jul

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Aug

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 61%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Sep

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Oct

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 51%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Nov

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 46%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Dec

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 61%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Most humid month in Chicago is January.

Least humid month in Chicago is June.

Best time to visit Chicago Attractions in May

  • Best time to visit The Art Institute Of Chicago in Chicago
    • Everyday : 10:30 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Millennium Park in Chicago
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Cloud Gate in Chicago
    • Everyday : 07:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Willis Tower in Chicago
    • Everyday : 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM