Beach Weather in 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
 
BEACH WEATHER FORECAST
Wed 28th February
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
12° -2° -3° -1° -1° -1°
7% 81% 100% 100% 70% 0% 0% 4%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Thu 29th February
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
-2° -3° -3° -2°
5% 0% 4% 7% 8% 5% 5% 4%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Fri 1st March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
88% 10% 52% 50% 100% 100% 99% 37%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.8mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Sat 2nd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10° 13° 13° 11°
6% 15% 15% 16% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Sun 3rd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11° 10° 10° 11° 14° 17° 17° 16°
2% 17% 54% 57% 11% 0% 0% 10%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Mon 4th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 14° 13°
25% 58% 91% 100% 99% 40% 10% 3%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 1.0mm 0.5mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Tue 5th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
0% 0% 0% 3% 3% 20% 37% 80%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Wed 28th February
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
38
kmh
32
kmh
34
kmh
27
kmh
41
kmh
41
kmh
40
kmh
37
kmh
1.5m
1.4m
1.3m
1.4m
1.5m
1.4m
1.4m
1.6m
8.4s 8.4s 8.4s 8.4s 8.4s 8.4s 9.4s 8.8s
Thu 29th February
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
42
kmh
37
kmh
30
kmh
29
kmh
25
kmh
20
kmh
8
kmh
6
kmh
1.8m
1.5m
1.2m
1.1m
0.9m
0.8m
0.6m
0.3m
9.4s 8.2s 7.7s 7.5s 7.6s 7.9s 7.7s 7.6s
Fri 1st March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
9
kmh
12
kmh
15
kmh
19
kmh
23
kmh
20
kmh
14
kmh
14
kmh
0.4m
0.5m
0.5m
0.6m
0.7m
0.6m
0.6m
0.7m
7.4s 7.2s 7.0s 6.9s 9.1s 9.7s 9.8s 9.5s
Sat 2nd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13
kmh
25
kmh
35
kmh
14
kmh
10
kmh
21
kmh
18
kmh
17
kmh
0.6m
0.7m
0.8m
0.7m
0.9m
0.9m
0.9m
0.8m
9.4s 9.5s 9.5s 9.3s 6.3s 5.6s 5.7s 6.4s
Sun 3rd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
17
kmh
15
kmh
13
kmh
14
kmh
8
kmh
12
kmh
14
kmh
12
kmh
1.1m
1.3m
1.3m
1.3m
1.2m
1.2m
1.1m
1.1m
7.2s 7.8s 8.1s 8.2s 8.3s 8.4s 8.4s 8.4s
Mon 4th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
9
kmh
7
kmh
7
kmh
9
kmh
12
kmh
13
kmh
12
kmh
12
kmh
1.2m
1.2m
1.2m
1.2m
1.3m
1.3m
1.2m
1.0m
8.5s 8.4s 8.4s 8.4s 8.4s 8.4s 8.4s 8.4s
Tue 5th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10
kmh
10
kmh
8
kmh
7
kmh
7
kmh
6
kmh
8
kmh
11
kmh
1.1m
1.1m
1.0m
1.0m
1.1m
1.1m
1.0m
1.1m
8.4s 8.5s 8.5s 8.5s 8.8s 9.4s 10.1s 10.4s
Wed 28th February
5:04 AM 10:54 AM 5:43 PM 11:21 PM
0.00 0.90 0.10 0.80
Thu 29th February
5:32 AM 11:25 AM 6:20 PM 11:58 PM
0.00 0.90 0.10 0.80
Fri 1st March
6:06 AM 12:02 PM 7:02 PM
0.10 0.90 0.10
Sat 2nd March
12:41 AM 6:48 AM 12:46 PM 7:50 PM
0.80 0.10 0.90 0.10
Sun 3rd March
1:32 AM 7:36 AM 1:37 PM 8:50 PM
0.70 0.10 0.90 0.10
Mon 4th March
2:30 AM 8:34 AM 2:37 PM 9:58 PM
0.70 0.10 0.90 0.10
Tue 5th March
3:35 AM 9:41 AM 3:44 PM 11:05 PM
0.70 0.10 0.90 0.10
Wed 28th February
0.0mm
35kmh WNW
45%
Thu 29th February
0.0mm
15kmh SSW
4%
Fri 1st March
0.8mm
17kmh S
67%
Sat 2nd March
14°
0.0mm
19kmh S
6%
Sun 3rd March
17°
0.0mm
27kmh S
18%
Mon 4th March
13°
1.6mm
18kmh N
53%
Tue 5th March
0.0mm
13kmh SE
17%
Wed 6th March
0.0mm
19kmh ENE
36%
Thu 7th March
0.0mm
10kmh E
27%
Fri 8th March
11°
2.5mm
24kmh SE
85%
Sat 9th March
16°
11.0mm
23kmh SSW
94%
Sun 10th March
0.5mm
21kmh NW
99%
Mon 11th March
0.1mm
10kmh NNW
70%
Tue 12th March
0.0mm
13kmh NW
54%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be which is too cold for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia. There will be 6 days of light rain with an average of 2.8mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 48%.

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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