The best times to visit Mackinaw City for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 30th

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



Other Mackinaw City Travel Info

Weather in Mackinaw City


Average temperatures in Mackinaw City 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 54th 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 Mackinaw City, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 75.4°F (24.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.8°F (16°C) at night.

Mackinaw City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Mackinaw City 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.

Mackinaw City Perceived Temperature (F)


Mackinaw City Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Mackinaw City 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 26.7 20.4 14.3
Feb 26.2 19.2 12.9
Mar 36.4 28.7 21.7
Apr 47.7 39.3 32.7
May 60.6 50.6 42.3
Jun 69.1 60 52.5
Jul 74.6 66.3 58.9
Aug 74.3 66.2 59.2
Sep 67.7 59.6 52.7
Oct 55.2 48.5 42.6
Nov 43.6 37.9 33
Dec 32.2 27.2 22.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -2.9 -6.4 -9.8
Feb -3.2 -7.1 -10.6
Mar 2.4 -1.8 -5.7
Apr 8.7 4.1 0.4
May 15.9 10.3 5.7
Jun 20.6 15.6 11.4
Jul 23.7 19.1 14.9
Aug 23.5 19 15.1
Sep 19.8 15.3 11.5
Oct 12.9 9.2 5.9
Nov 6.4 3.3 0.6
Dec 0.1 -2.7 -5.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mackinaw City are February, March, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

When can you find snow in Mackinaw City? 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 Mackinaw City.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 10% 0 0.7
Feb 1% 0 0.1
Mar 4% 0 0.3
Apr 9% 0 1.2
May 9% 0 1
Jun 6% 0 0.9
Jul 7% 0 1.2
Aug 7% 0 0.9
Sep 10% 0 1.1
Oct 6% 0 1.1
Nov 5% 0 1.4
Dec 13% 0 1.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 1.8
Feb 1 0 0.3
Mar 4 0 0.8
Apr 9 0 3
May 9 0 2.5
Jun 6 0 2.3
Jul 7 0 3
Aug 7 0 2.3
Sep 10 0 2.8
Oct 6 0 2.8
Nov 5 0 3.6
Dec 13 0 4.3


Humidity and Wind

Mackinaw City has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (59% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (72.7%).

Wind in Mackinaw City is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and January. December’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.9 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 to mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 14.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Feb 6.7 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Apr 6.4 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
May 5.6 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Jun 4.6 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.5 Light breeze 9.9 Significant breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 5 Light breeze 10.6 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Nov 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Dec 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 70.6%
Feb 66%
Mar 61.9%
Apr 60.6%
May 59%
Jun 64.8%
Jul 65.7%
Aug 67.8%
Sep 69.5%
Oct 69%
Nov 68.8%
Dec 72.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Mackinaw City?

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 Mackinaw City, MI, US is February, followed by August and March. 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 Mackinaw City in December. 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 57.8 in December means 57.8% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Mackinaw City Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 66°F (18.9°C) and 26.4°F (-3.1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 about 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Mackinaw City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 36.5°F (2.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Mackinaw City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 32.6°F (0.3°C) and 24.2°F (-4.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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