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Woodland Beach, United States
Woodland Beach, United States | © Brian Leonard

Current water temperature in the Large Lakes. Historical and statistical data. Forecast of changes in water temperature in the Large Lakes.

Current water temperature in Large Lakes


At the moment on the beaches in Large Lakes the water temperature is very low and not suitable for swimming.

Large Lakes: countries

We track and show sea surface temperature in the following countries and regions related to this sea:

Large Lakes: water temperature data

Bathing comfort is also affected by air temperature, wind or precipitation. All this data you can see on the page of each location. To do this, you can use the search or view all locations in a region, country, state or coastline of a particular part of Earth.

Saint Clair, United States
Saint Clair, United States | © Roy Fellows

The warmest water in Large Lakes was recorded today in Rossford. The water temperature in this location is 56°F. And the coldest in Apostle Islands, its value 39°F.

The water temperature in Large Lakes has risen both over the past week and over the month. The general trend can be seen on the graph. It shows the change in the average water temperature, calculated at all points in Large Lakes over the past two months.

Indicators of changes in water temperature values throughout the year are important. For the two most popular swimming location in Large Lakes, the annual schedules look like this:

Large Lakes: general information

Michigan City, United States
Michigan City, United States | © Michael Unruh

The Great Lakes are a system of freshwater lakes in North America, on the territory of the United States and Canada (Lake Michigan is located entirely in the United States, the other lakes and the short rivers connecting them are the border between the United States and Canada. It includes a number of large and medium-sized bodies of water connected by rivers and straits. The Great Lakes proper include the five largest: Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario, although sometimes they include Lake St. Clare, they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth.

The climate of the Great Lakes is a humid, temperate type, similar to the climate of the Middle Baltic. The Great Lakes region is characterized by sharp changes in meteorological conditions. This is due to the proximity of areas as diverse as the cold Hudson Bay in the north and the very warm Gulf of Mexico in the south. The most variable season is winter, it is snowy, there is an active cyclone activity. Cyclones are also associated with frequent incursions of the Arctic air at this time, leading to a sharp cooling, while sometimes areas important for navigation are frozen in a few hours. In winter, ice first covers Lake Superior, then Huron and Michigan, and lastly Erie. The lakes are not completely frozen in ice, but navigation stops, becoming impossible from December to April. Spring lasts a long time, frosts are frequent. Summers are cool, like winter, changeable, with frequent rains and strong winds. Autumn includes a period of up to two weeks, called «Indian summer» with clear and dry weather. Autumn is considered the best season in the Great Lakes region.

Below is information about the current water temperature, the current trend of its change, information about the weather in selected locations in Large Lakes.

Lake Michigan45°F54°F
Lake Superior41°F43°F
Traverse City45°F60°F
Lake St Clair52°F61°F
Port Huron51°F57°F
Port Clinton56°F60°F

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Cleveland, United States
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