Traverse City Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Traverse City, Michigan during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for the city, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 70, 80 or 90 °F each month in Traverse City, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

The first set of high and low temperatures are averages for 2010 to 2019. Everything else here is based on 1991 to 2020 weather.

10-year temperature averages for Traverse City, 2010 to 2019
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
29 17 January -2 -8
31 16 February -1 -9
41 23 March 5 -5
53 33 April 12 0
68 44 May 20 7
76 54 June 24 12
82 61 July 28 16
80 60 August 27 16
73 53 September 23 12
59 42 October 15 6
45 32 November 7 0
35 25 December 2 -4
56 38 Year 13 4
30-year temperature averages for Traverse City, 1991 to 2020
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
29 17 January -2 -8
31 16 February 0 -9
41 23 March 5 -5
54 33 April 12 0
67 43 May 20 6
77 54 June 25 12
81 59 July 27 15
80 59 August 26 15
72 52 September 22 11
59 41 October 15 5
46 32 November 8 0
35 24 December 1 -5
56 38 Year 13 3

Days of Hot Weather in Traverse City

Most summer days at Traverse City have highs in the 70s or 80s Fahrenheit. From May to September, Traverse City averages nine days of 90-degree weather. Highs above 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here.

Number of days in Traverse City of at least 70, 80 or 90 °F
  70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
January 0 0 0
February 0 0 0
March 1 0 0
April 3 1 0
May 12 5 1
June 23 12 2
July 29 19 4
August 29 15 2
September 18 6 1
October 5 1 0
November 1 0 0
December 0 0 0
Year 122 58 9

How Often Traverse City Has Cold Temperatures

Traverse City averages 149 frosty nights a year, including most of December to March. On seven of those winter nights, the thermometer here drops to 0 °F (-18 °C) or below.

Typically for 60 days a year the temperature never rises above freezing. Days that chilly can show up in Traverse City anytime from November to April.

Days per month on average in Traverse City when the minimum temperature drops to 32, 20 or 10 °F or below
  10 °F
-12 °C
20 °F
-8 °C
32 °F
0 °C
January 10 19 29
February 9 17 26
March 4 12 25
April 0 1 16
May 0 0 4
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 0
October 0 0 5
November 0 2 18
December 3 12 27
Year 26 63 149
References

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Month and Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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