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Lake Michigan, United States
Lake Michigan, United States | © Marwan

The most detailed information about the water temperature in Lake Michigan in Large Lakes (Michigan, United States). Forecast of changes in water temperature for the next 10 days. Statistics by months for recent years. Information about the neighboring resorts. Weather forecast in Lake Michigan for a week.

Water temperature in Lake Michigan right now

data updated 27 minutes ago

40°F

yesterday: 41°F

a week ago: 42°F

Trend: slow drop

Today water temperature in Lake Michigan is 40.5°F. At this temperature, you can only immerse yourself in water for a few minutes. But it should be remembered that even for trained and seasoned people, this can be dangerous. In any case, the general weather is also important. So, the air temperature at the same time will reach 34°F.

Analysis and forecast

The water temperature today is slightly lower than the average on this day in recent years. Its value has rise over the last week, but has drop compared to 20 days ago. Exactly a year ago, on this day, the water temperature in this location was 44°F. Water temperature range in Lake Michigan In December is from 32 to 46 degrees.

According to our forecast, in the coming days, the water temperature value in Lake Michigan will slightly drop and in 10 days it will be 38°F.

Table of water temperature values in Lake Michigan

DayFact*Average**Forecast***
Dec 16.2°C6.8°C
Dec 26.0°C6.8°C
Dec 35.9°C6.5°C
Dec 45.4°C6.5°C
Dec 55.1°C6.0°C
Dec 64.9°C5.8°C
Dec 75.0°C5.8°C
Dec 84.7°C5.8°C
Dec 95.8°C4.7°C
Dec 105.8°C4.7°C
Dec 115.3°C4.3°C
Dec 125.0°C4.1°C
Dec 135.3°C4.3°C
Dec 145.0°C4.1°C
Dec 155.0°C4.1°C
* Fact - Actual value of water temperature
** Average - Average water temperature on this day in past years
*** Forecast - Our forecast for the water temperature

Actual nearshore temperatures may vary by several degrees from the indicated values. This is noticeable after heavy rain or after prolonged periods of strong winds. Some downstream winds cause cold, deep waters to replace surface waters that have been warmed by the sun.

To develop a forecast, we use our own mathematical model, which takes into account the current change in water temperature, historical data and the main weather trends, wind strength and direction, air temperature in each specific region. We also take into account data for other resorts in United States.

Sault Sainte Marie, United States
Sault Sainte Marie, United States | © Harish Mukundan

Annual graph of average water temperature change in Lake Michigan

Water temperature in Lake Michigan by month

Lake Michigan located in the northern hemisphere, at latitude 43 degrees. The comfortable water temperature for swimming is set here in July, almost always only at the end of the month. During a year in Lake Michigan there are 42 days of swimming. In general, the swimming season ends in September. Average annual water temperature on the coast in Lake Michigan is 48°F, by the seasons: in winter 38°F, in spring 38°F, in summer 62°F, in autumn 54°F. Minimum water temperature (34°F) in Lake Michigan it happens in March, maximum (73°F) in July.

You can find out detailed data on how the water temperature in Lake Michigan changes in each specific month:

Lake Michigan: general information and map

Original name
Lake Michigan
Continent
Region
Reservoir
The local time
16:07
Timezone
UTC-6
Sunrise
07:08
Sunset
16:12
Length of the day
9 hours 4 minutes

Neighboring cities and resorts

CityWater*Distance**
Sheboygan40°C 51km
Whitefish Bay41°C 66km
Milwaukee41°C 72km
Pentwater40°C 73km
Muskegon40°C 77km
Manitowoc40°C 79km
Ludington40°C 83km
Wind Point42°C 86km
* Water temperature in this place today
** Straight line distance in kilometers
New Buffalo, United States
New Buffalo, United States | © Declan Lopez

The warmest water today in United States recorded in Lantana, its value is 80°F. Lowest - in Kotzebue, there water temperature now 28°F. Average water temperature in the country today - 56°F.

Water temperature data in Lake Michigan and neighboring towns and resorts collected from various sources, using buoys, using satellite maps of sea, river and lake surfaces of the NOAA agency.

We use data from various local authorities in each specific location of the world to more accurately reflect temperature values.

The nearest airport is located in a 75 kilometers. This is Lawrence J Timmerman (MWC) airport. We have no information as to whether it is valid and what flights it receives or sends.

Lake Michigan: weather forecast

The weather forecast is shown in local time in Lake Michigan

TODAY
15:00
34°F
14km/h
feels like 27°F, Clouds (scattered clouds: 25-50%)
humidity: 65%, clouds: 33%
18:00
38°F
18km/h
feels like 30°F, Clouds (broken clouds: 51-84%)
humidity: 57%, clouds: 66%
21:00
37°F
25km/h
feels like 28°F, Clouds (scattered clouds: 25-50%)
humidity: 66%, clouds: 48%
DECEMBER 9
00:00
37°F
27km/h
feels like 28°F, Clouds (broken clouds: 51-84%)
humidity: 73%, clouds: 69%
03:00
36°F
35km/h
feels like 25°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 75%, clouds: 100%
06:00
36°F
41km/h
feels like 24°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 73%, clouds: 100%
09:00
36°F
44km/h
feels like 24°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 73%, clouds: 100%
12:00
36°F
36km/h
feels like 24°F, Rain (light rain)
humidity: 85%, clouds: 100%
15:00
34°F
40km/h
feels like 22°F, Snow (snow)
humidity: 100%, clouds: 100%
18:00
36°F
43km/h
feels like 24°F, Rain (light rain)
humidity: 98%, clouds: 100%
21:00
37°F
39km/h
feels like 26°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 89%, clouds: 100%
DECEMBER 10
00:00
37°F
33km/h
feels like 27°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 85%, clouds: 100%
03:00
37°F
30km/h
feels like 26°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 88%, clouds: 100%
06:00
37°F
34km/h
feels like 26°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 85%, clouds: 100%
09:00
37°F
34km/h
feels like 26°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 85%, clouds: 100%
12:00
38°F
24km/h
feels like 29°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 87%, clouds: 100%
15:00
38°F
29km/h
feels like 28°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 88%, clouds: 96%
18:00
38°F
23km/h
feels like 30°F, Rain (light rain)
humidity: 91%, clouds: 98%
21:00
38°F
10km/h
feels like 33°F, Rain (light rain)
humidity: 95%, clouds: 100%
DECEMBER 11
00:00
37°F
9km/h
feels like 33°F, Rain (light rain)
humidity: 97%, clouds: 100%
03:00
36°F
23km/h
feels like 27°F, Rain (light rain)
humidity: 98%, clouds: 100%
06:00
37°F
30km/h
feels like 26°F, Rain (light rain)
humidity: 90%, clouds: 100%
09:00
36°F
31km/h
feels like 26°F, Rain (light rain)
humidity: 85%, clouds: 100%
12:00
37°F
28km/h
feels like 27°F, Rain (light rain)
humidity: 82%, clouds: 100%
15:00
37°F
24km/h
feels like 28°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 78%, clouds: 100%
18:00
37°F
22km/h
feels like 29°F, Snow (light snow)
humidity: 76%, clouds: 100%
21:00
37°F
18km/h
feels like 30°F, Snow (light snow)
humidity: 78%, clouds: 100%
DECEMBER 12
00:00
37°F
14km/h
feels like 31°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 81%, clouds: 100%
03:00
37°F
12km/h
feels like 32°F, Snow (light snow)
humidity: 83%, clouds: 100%
06:00
37°F
10km/h
feels like 32°F, Snow (light snow)
humidity: 80%, clouds: 100%
09:00
38°F
11km/h
feels like 32°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 73%, clouds: 100%
12:00
38°F
11km/h
feels like 32°F, Clouds (overcast clouds: 85-100%)
humidity: 74%, clouds: 100%
Lincolnville, United States
Lincolnville, United States | © Trevor Hauck

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