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Chicago Weather in April

Averages By Month

In April, winter has passed and spring is finally starting. The weather in Chicago can be anything from pleasantly mild to slightly cool. Temperatures range between 43°F (6°C) and 56°F (13°C). It’s a great time for walking around and seeing the sights as there are much less people around compared to summertime. The sun shines for an average of 7 hours each day but there is also a bit of rain around with 7 rainy days on average for the month. Lake Michigan is still freezing at 37°F (3°C) and in rare cases there is a tiny bit of snowfall (1 inch (3 cm) on average).

During spring break children can have so much to explore in Chicago. From splashing around at the indoor water park to spending time at the Nature Centre. Then there is also much fun to be had at the Chicago Improv Festival.

High and Low Temperature in April °F

Precipitation days in April °F

Current Weather Chicago

54°F light rain
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Chicago

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

32° 36° 45° 56° 66° 77° 82° 81° 74° 62° 50° 37°

Low °F

22° 26° 34° 43° 53° 63° 70° 70° 62° 50° 39° 27°

Sun

4h 5h 6h 7h 9h 10h 10h 9h 8h 6h 4h 3h

Rain days

5 7 5 7 7 9 6 6 5 7 4 7

Water °F

40 37 36 37 39 46 68 72 68 61 50 43

Chicago Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Chicago

Weatherwise, any time between May and October is a good time to visit Chicago. Spring and fall aren’t too warm with temperatures ranging from anything between the 30s F (0s C) and the 70s F (20s C) making it ideal for exploring the city.

Summers do get really summery and warm with highs reaching the low 80s F (high 20s C). Between July and September is also the time you want to visit Chicago if you would like to take a swim in Lake Michigan too.

Winters are best to visit to save on accomodation but it does get chilly with temperatures around the freezing point, cold winds and snowfall of up to 11 inches (27 cm).

Things to know about Chicago

Plan a city trip to Chicago because it doesn’t always have to be NYC that’s front of mind for a city break! For anyone into art and architecture, Chicago, as the city of birth of the skyscraper, has so much to offer and can compare itself without doubt to NYC in this regard. Starting with Chicago’s location, it’s simply unique how much Lake Michigan resembles the sea and spreads out in front of the US’s third largest city. So you can enjoy some summer vacation feeling on the beach or the pier during your city trip.
Chicago Downtown skyline lake Michigan beach
Chicago navy pier carousel swings ferris wheel
Must sees:
Chicago loop downtown train
Chicago John Hancock Center view skyscrapers Lake Michigan
From above: Art and museums:
Chicago loop bean scultpure downtown skyscrapers
Chicago skyline Lake Michigan view
Neighborhoods:
Chicago Frannk Lloyd Wright house
Chicago Wrigley field baseball cap cubs field
Food and Pizza:

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