The best times to visit Gary for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 8th

or

August 6th to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Gary Travel Info

Weather in Gary

Temperature

Average temperatures in Gary vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Gary, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 85.3°F (29.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.2°F (20.1°C) at night.

Gary Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Gary Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Gary Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Gary Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 33.9 27.1 20.3
Feb 34.2 27.5 20.6
Mar 49.3 41.1 33.3
Apr 61 51.4 42.1
May 72.5 62.8 53
Jun 79.9 71.5 62.2
Jul 83.1 75.7 66.3
Aug 81.9 74.3 65
Sep 75.8 67.3 57.9
Oct 64.7 56.1 47.1
Nov 51.7 44 36.2
Dec 39.3 33.4 27.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.1 -2.7 -6.5
Feb 1.2 -2.5 -6.3
Mar 9.6 5.1 0.7
Apr 16.1 10.8 5.6
May 22.5 17.1 11.7
Jun 26.6 21.9 16.8
Jul 28.4 24.3 19.1
Aug 27.7 23.5 18.3
Sep 24.3 19.6 14.4
Oct 18.2 13.4 8.4
Nov 10.9 6.7 2.3
Dec 4.1 0.8 -2.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gary are February, March, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Gary? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Gary.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gary (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.1
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 1% 0 0.1
Apr 2% 0 0.2
May 5% 0 0.6
Jun 3% 0 0.3
Jul 2% 0 0.3
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 1% 0 0.4
Oct 2% 0 0.5
Nov 2% 0 0.2
Dec 3% 0 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.3
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 1 0 0.3
Apr 2 0 0.5
May 5 0 1.5
Jun 3 0 0.8
Jul 2 0 0.8
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 1 0 1
Oct 2 0 1.3
Nov 2 0 0.5
Dec 3 0 0.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Gary has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (49.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (65.6%).

Wind in Gary is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and January. April’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gary.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 9.3 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Feb 9.2 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Mar 9.3 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Apr 9.8 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
May 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Jun 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jul 6.7 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Aug 6.2 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Sep 6.7 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Oct 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Nov 9 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Dec 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.5%
Feb 58.9%
Mar 54.9%
Apr 49.9%
May 53.4%
Jun 60.3%
Jul 58.9%
Aug 61%
Sep 59.6%
Oct 55.1%
Nov 54.3%
Dec 65.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Gary?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Gary, IN, US is July, followed by June and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Gary in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 47.4 in November means 47.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Gary Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.8°F (24.9°C) and 36.8°F (2.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Gary, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.2°F (26.2°C) and 44.9°F (7.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Gary to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 39.7°F (4.3°C) and 31.5°F (-0.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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