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LAKE MICHIGAN, CHICAGO, UNITED STATES BEACH WEATHER MONTHLY AVERAGES
Best
Best
Best
Best
Tan
Tan
Tan
Tan
Tan
Sea
 
Sea
 
Sea
 
Sea
 
Sea
 
Sea
10°
 
Sea
17°
 
Sea
20°
Swim
Sea
16°
 
Sea
13°
 
Sea
 
Sea
 
LAKE MICHIGAN, CHICAGO, UNITED STATES BEACH WEATHER FORECAST
Thu 20th June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 21° 20° 21° 23° 22° 20° 19°
12% 17% 61% 80% 86% 86% 83% 100%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.4mm
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
Fri 21st June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
18° 18° 19° 21° 25° 27° 26° 25°
100% 100% 83% 46% 83% 30% 46% 7%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.4mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
Sat 22nd June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
24° 23° 23° 26° 30° 31° 30° 27°
4% 8% 46% 41% 46% 28% 16% 11%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
Sun 23rd June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
26° 23° 22° 23° 25° 26° 25° 23°
18% 89% 87% 100% 78% 10% 0% 0%
0.0mm 2.2mm 0.0mm 0.2mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
Mon 24th June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
22° 22° 22° 26° 29° 30° 29° 25°
10% 10% 11% 15% 10% 18% 66% 84%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.3mm 1.4mm
22°
22°
22°
22°
22°
24°
24°
24°
Tue 25th June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
21° 20° 21° 22° 24° 25° 26° 25°
68% 74% 40% 62% 91% 87% 77% 24%
8.8mm 8.0mm 1.9mm 0.1mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.2mm 0.1mm
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
Wed 26th June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
24° 22° 21° 22° 21° 20° 18° 17°
0% 2% 2% 3% 14% 41% 51% 17%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
24°
Thu 20th June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11
kmh
8
kmh
7
kmh
9
kmh
12
kmh
17
kmh
17
kmh
17
kmh
1.1m
1.0m
1.0m
1.0m
1.1m
1.2m
1.3m
1.2m
7.3s 7.9s 7.7s 7.5s 8.2s 8.3s 8.1s 8.1s
Fri 21st June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
16
kmh
14
kmh
13
kmh
13
kmh
16
kmh
18
kmh
23
kmh
24
kmh
1.3m
1.3m
1.2m
1.1m
1.2m
1.1m
1.2m
1.2m
8.0s 7.9s 8.0s 8.1s 8.1s 8.0s 7.9s 7.7s
Sat 22nd June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23
kmh
19
kmh
17
kmh
18
kmh
20
kmh
25
kmh
29
kmh
31
kmh
1.2m
1.1m
0.9m
0.9m
1.0m
1.0m
1.2m
1.4m
7.6s 7.5s 7.4s 7.4s 7.4s 7.4s 7.4s 7.4s
Sun 23rd June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
26
kmh
25
kmh
23
kmh
22
kmh
25
kmh
31
kmh
36
kmh
36
kmh
1.2m
1.1m
1.2m
1.0m
1.1m
1.3m
1.7m
1.4m
7.4s 7.4s 7.2s 7.2s 7.2s 7.2s 7.2s 10.0s
Mon 24th June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23
kmh
28
kmh
29
kmh
24
kmh
27
kmh
32
kmh
19
kmh
14
kmh
1.2m
1.1m
0.9m
0.9m
0.8m
1.0m
1.0m
0.9m
10.0s 10.0s 10.0s 10.0s 10.0s 10.0s 10.0s 7.7s
Tue 25th June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
16
kmh
16
kmh
15
kmh
12
kmh
16
kmh
18
kmh
19
kmh
22
kmh
1.2m
1.2m
1.1m
1.1m
1.1m
1.0m
0.7m
0.6m
6.6s 6.7s 6.7s 6.7s 6.7s 6.6s 6.4s 6.2s
Wed 26th June
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
22
kmh
21
kmh
23
kmh
23
kmh
21
kmh
18
kmh
29
kmh
28
kmh
0.6m
0.7m
0.8m
0.8m
0.8m
0.8m
0.6m
0.5m
6.1s 6.2s 6.3s 6.6s 6.7s 6.7s 6.7s 6.6s
Thu 20th June
1:46 AM 7:53 AM 3:06 PM 8:38 PM
0.20 1.00 0.10 0.80
Fri 21st June
2:38 AM 8:34 AM 3:52 PM 9:20 PM
0.20 1.00 0.10 0.80
Sat 22nd June
3:29 AM 9:16 AM 4:38 PM 10:02 PM
0.10 1.00 0.10 0.90
Sun 23rd June
4:19 AM 10:01 AM 5:23 PM 10:45 PM
0.10 1.10 0.10 0.90
Mon 24th June
5:10 AM 10:47 AM 6:07 PM 11:29 PM
0.10 1.10 0.10 0.90
Tue 25th June
6:02 AM 11:37 AM 6:52 PM
0.10 1.00 0.10
Wed 26th June
12:18 AM 6:57 AM 12:29 PM 7:37 PM
0.90 0.10 1.00 0.10
Thu 20th June
23°
0.5mm
13kmh NNE
65%
Fri 21st June
27°
0.4mm
5kmh E
61%
Sat 22nd June
31°
0.0mm
21kmh SW
25%
Sun 23rd June
27°
2.5mm
12kmh WNW
47%
Mon 24th June
30°
1.7mm
15kmh WSW
28%
Tue 25th June
26°
19.2mm
11kmh WSW
65%
Wed 26th June
22°
0.0mm
20kmh NNE
16%
Thu 27th June
21°
0.0mm
14kmh NE
21%
Fri 28th June
22°
0.8mm
17kmh SSE
53%
Sat 29th June
28°
0.6mm
21kmh WSW
53%
Sun 30th June
20°
0.0mm
15kmh N
22%
Mon 1st July
22°
0.0mm
13kmh ENE
0%
Tue 2nd July
26°
1.8mm
14kmh S
21%
Wed 3rd July
24°
1.0mm
19kmh SE
55%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 25° which is warm and pleasant for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 23° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods. There will be 9 days of light rain with an average of 3.2mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 38%.

If you are sailing, windsurfing, fishing, surfing etc. in Lake Michigan don't forget to check the tide and wind and wave conditions

Holiday at Lake Michigan Beach, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Lake Michigan is the second largest of the Great Lakes in North America and it offers a variety of beautiful beaches for a perfect holiday experience. In Chicago, Illinois, there are several beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline that provide different types of sands and activities for visitors to enjoy.

Beach Type

The beaches at Lake Michigan in Chicago are known for their soft yellow sand with some areas featuring small pebbles. These beaches provide an ideal environment for sunbathing, building sandcastles or simply strolling along the shoreline. While you won't find powdery white sands like in tropical destinations, the sand is still comfortable and inviting.

As for snorkeling and diving opportunities, though not as abundant compared to rocky or reef-filled beaches, some areas around Lake Michigan do have rocky sections where fish tend to congregate. However, it's important to note that water temperatures in Lake Michigan can be quite chilly, so these activities may be best enjoyed during the warmer summer months.

Recommended Beach Activities

  1. Swimming: During the summer season, many of the beaches along Lake Michigan are equipped with lifeguards making swimming safe and enjoyable.
  2. Kayaking and Paddleboarding: The calm waters of Lake Michigan make it an excellent place for kayaking or paddleboarding. Rentals are available at various beach locations.
  3. Beach Volleyball: Many of Chicago's beaches have volleyball courts set up on the sand where both casual players and serious competitors can enjoy a game.
  4. Biking: The lakefront trail that runs alongside many of Chicago's Lake Michigan beaches provides a scenic route for biking enthusiasts.
  5. Sunbathing and Picnicking: With plenty of open sandy areas and grassy parks nearby, these beaches offer great spots for sunbathing or enjoying a picnic.

Beach Resorts and Hotels

While there are no beach resorts directly on Lake Michigan in Chicago, there are several hotels and accommodations nearby that offer easy access to the beaches. Some popular areas to stay in include:

  • The Gold Coast: This upscale neighborhood is located near Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach, offering a mix of luxury hotels, boutique accommodations, and vacation rentals.
  • Streeterville: Adjacent to the Magnificent Mile shopping district, Streeterville offers easy access to Ohio Street Beach and Navy Pier. This area has numerous hotel options ranging from budget-friendly to luxurious.

Beach Amenities

Lake Michigan beaches in Chicago provide various amenities for visitors, including:

  • Public restrooms
  • Beachside food concessions
  • Bike rental stations
  • Drinking fountains
  • Volleyball courts
  • Outdoor showers for rinsing off sand

A holiday at Lake Michigan beach in Chicago, Illinois offers a variety of activities and amenities for visitors to enjoy. With soft yellow sand beaches and various attractions nearby, it's an excellent destination for a beach vacation.

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