Weather in Lake Michigan, Chicago, United States in August

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Visiting Lake Michigan, Chicago, United States in August

August is one of the best months to visit Lake Michigan for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

August has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 11.5cm (4.5inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (68°F). August is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Lake Michigan.

Also consider visiting Lake Michigan in one of the other best months of June, July, September, for the best beach weather.

August is another warm and sunny month at the Lake Michigan beach in Chicago, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying various beach activities. Snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are popular during this time, with the water temperature being comfortable for extended periods in the water. Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Can you sunbathe in Lake Michigan in August?

Yes, August is a good time for sunbathing in Lake Michigan.

August has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 11.5cm (4.5inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

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Can you swim in Lake Michigan in August?

Yes, August is a a slightly chilly month for swimming in Lake Michigan with cool sea temperatures 20°C (68°F).

More about August sea temperatures.

Is August a good time to holiday in Lake Michigan?

Yes, August is a good time for a holiday in Lake Michigan.

August has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 11.5cm (4.5inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (68°F). August is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Lake Michigan.

More about the August temperatures and sunshine.

Is Lake Michigan warm in August?

Yes, Lake Michigan is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in August.

The average maximum temperature in Lake Michigan in August is 28°C (82°F). The average maximum temperature is 29°C (85°) in the previous month and 24°C (76°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Lake Michigan in August is 23°C (74°F). The average temperature is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Lake Michigan in August?

The average day light hours per day in Lake Michigan in August are 13.9. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright.

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Crowds in Lake Michigan in August

August is another busy month at the beach, with warm weather and numerous events attracting crowds. The Chicago Air and Water Show usually takes place in August, drawing large numbers of visitors to the beach. However, the crowds may start to thin out towards the end of the month as the summer season winds down.

Temperature in Lake Michigan in August

The average maximum temperature in Lake Michigan in August is 28°C (82°F). The average maximum temperature is 29°C (85°F) in the previous month and 24°C (76°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Lake Michigan in August is 23°C (74°F). The average temperature is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Lake Michigan in August is 19°C (67°F). The minimum temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Lake Michigan in August

During August the average day light hours are 13.9 per day in Lake Michigan. The sunshine percentage is 72% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Lake Michigan in August is typically 8.7 during August. 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 August

The average sea water temperature in Lake Michigan in August is 20°C (68°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Lake Michigan in August

The average total rainfall in Lake Michigan in August is 11.5cm (4.5inches) and on average there are 11 rainy days in August making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Lake Michigan in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Lake Michigan in August is 19°C (65°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 15°C (15°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Lake Michigan in August is typically 84%. The maximum relative humidity is 82.3% in the previous month and 84.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Lake Michigan in August is typically 65.2%. The average relative humidity is 62.2% in the previous month and 64.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Lake Michigan in August

The average maximum wind speed in Lake Michigan in August is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 28KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Lake Michigan in August is typically 12KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Lake Michigan in August is from the South-Southwest.

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