The best times to visit Grand Haven for ideal weather are

May 7th 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 Grand Haven Travel Info

Weather in Grand Haven


Average temperatures in Grand Haven vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Grand Haven, 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 83.2°F (28.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.8°F (16.6°C) at night.

Grand Haven Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Grand Haven Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Grand Haven Perceived Temperature (F)


Grand Haven Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Grand Haven 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 33.1 25.6 18.4
Feb 32.3 24.6 16.5
Mar 45.7 35.5 25.2
Apr 59 46.6 35.4
May 71.4 59 46.7
Jun 78.9 67.5 55.9
Jul 81.9 71.6 60.2
Aug 80.8 70.5 59.8
Sep 75.2 63.5 52.5
Oct 62.4 52.3 42.7
Nov 50 41.3 32.8
Dec 38.7 31.9 25.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.6 -3.6 -7.6
Feb 0.2 -4.1 -8.6
Mar 7.6 1.9 -3.8
Apr 15 8.1 1.9
May 21.9 15 8.2
Jun 26.1 19.7 13.3
Jul 27.7 22 15.7
Aug 27.1 21.4 15.4
Sep 24 17.5 11.4
Oct 16.9 11.3 5.9
Nov 10 5.2 0.4
Dec 3.7 -0.1 -3.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Grand Haven are March, July, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 15th.

When can you find snow in Grand Haven? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Grand Haven is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Grand Haven.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 7.4 2.5
Feb 21% 10.3 2.2
Mar 15% 5.8 2.1
Apr 26% 2.4 4.1
May 23% 0 3
Jun 21% 0 4.4
Jul 17% 0 3.3
Aug 21% 0 3.1
Sep 19% 0 3.5
Oct 32% 0 3.7
Nov 20% 3.3 2.6
Dec 25% 4.6 2.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 18.8 6.4
Feb 21 26.2 5.6
Mar 15 14.7 5.3
Apr 26 6.1 10.4
May 23 0 7.6
Jun 21 0 11.2
Jul 17 0 8.4
Aug 21 0 7.9
Sep 19 0 8.9
Oct 32 0 9.4
Nov 20 8.4 6.6
Dec 25 11.7 7.1


Humidity and Wind

Grand Haven has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (65.9%).

Wind in Grand Haven is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by November and April. January’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.2 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 early January where average top sustained speeds reach 17.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 16 Significant breeze
Feb 8.8 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Mar 8.4 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Apr 9 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
May 7.7 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Jun 6.8 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Jul 6.2 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Aug 6.1 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Sep 6.4 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Oct 8 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Nov 9.2 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
Dec 9 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.2%
Feb 62.2%
Mar 54.6%
Apr 50.8%
May 52.7%
Jun 58.9%
Jul 59.6%
Aug 63%
Sep 62.2%
Oct 62%
Nov 59.4%
Dec 65.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Grand Haven?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Grand Haven, MI, 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 Grand Haven 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

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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 38.2 in November means 38.2% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Grand Haven Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.7°F (24.8°C) and 33.6°F (0.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 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 the least precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Grand Haven, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 42.7°F (5.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 10 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 Grand Haven to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 39.1°F (3.9°C) and 31.1°F (-0.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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