Weather in Lake Michigan, Chicago, United States in April

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Visiting Lake Michigan, Chicago, United States in April

April has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day. April has total rainfall of 8.9cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Lake Michigan. Sea temperatures are a cold 4°C (39°F). April is too cold for swimming in Lake Michigan for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Lake Michigan in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

April brings warmer weather to the Lake Michigan beach in Chicago, but the water remains too cold for swimming or water sports. The beach may be suitable for sunbathing on warmer days, but it is not yet the prime season for beach activities. You may enjoy a walk along the shore, a picnic, or flying a kite on a breezy day. Also consider one of our other suggestions for April.

Can you sunbathe in Lake Michigan in April?

No, April is not a good time for sunbathing in Lake Michigan.

April has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day. April has total rainfall of 8.9cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Lake Michigan in April?

No, April is too cold for swimming in Lake Michigan for any length of time, with the sea water at 4°C (39°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about April sea temperatures.

Is April a good time to holiday in Lake Michigan?

Probably not, April is not a good time for a holiday in Lake Michigan.

April has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day. April has total rainfall of 8.9cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Lake Michigan. Sea temperatures are a cold 4°C (39°F). April is too cold for swimming in Lake Michigan for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the April temperatures and sunshine.

Is Lake Michigan warm in April?

No, Lake Michigan is a little too chilly for sunbathing in April.

The average maximum temperature in Lake Michigan in April is 16°C (60°F). The average maximum temperature is 9°C (48°) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Lake Michigan in April is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 4°C (40°F) in the previous month and 16°C (62°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Lake Michigan in April?

The average day light hours per day in Lake Michigan in April are 13.3. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Lake Michigan in April

April brings warmer weather, and more people may venture out to the beach for a walk or run. However, the water is still cold, and it is not yet swimming season. Easter may fall in April, but it does not have a significant impact on beach crowds.

Temperature in Lake Michigan in April

The average maximum temperature in Lake Michigan in April is 16°C (60°F). The average maximum temperature is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Lake Michigan in April is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 4°C (40°F) in the previous month and 16°C (62°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Lake Michigan in April is 6°C (42°F). The minimum temperature is 0°C (32°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Lake Michigan in April

During April the average day light hours are 13.3 per day in Lake Michigan. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Lake Michigan in April is typically 7 during April. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Lake Michigan in April

The average sea water temperature in Lake Michigan in April is 4°C (39.2°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in Lake Michigan in April

The average total rainfall in Lake Michigan in April is 8.9cm (3.5inches) and on average there are 13.6 rainy days in April making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Lake Michigan in April

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Lake Michigan in April is 6°C (42°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 2°C (35°F) in the previous month and 11°C (11°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Lake Michigan in April is typically 79.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 83% in the previous month and 81.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Lake Michigan in April is typically 59.9%. The average relative humidity is 66.4% in the previous month and 61.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Lake Michigan in April

The average maximum wind speed in Lake Michigan in April is typically 33KM/H (20MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 30KM/H (19MPH) in the previous month and 30KM/H (19MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Lake Michigan in April is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average wind speed is 17KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Lake Michigan in April is from the North-Northeast.

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