The best times to visit New Buffalo for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 1st

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

 

 


Other New Buffalo Travel Info

Weather in New Buffalo

Temperature

Average temperatures in New Buffalo vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 New Buffalo, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 85.1°F (29.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.5°F (16.9°C) at night.

New Buffalo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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New Buffalo 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.

New Buffalo Perceived Temperature (F)

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New Buffalo Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average New Buffalo 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan31.622.213.4
Feb29.820.311.1
Mar42.431.922.6
Apr6047.236.9
May75.66249.6
Jun81.269.358.2
Jul82.771.560.5
Aug80.969.258
Sep7764.152.6
Oct63.852.342.3
Nov49.639.229.9
Dec41.234.127.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-0.2-5.4-10.3
Feb-1.2-6.5-11.6
Mar5.8-0.1-5.2
Apr15.68.42.7
May24.216.79.8
Jun27.320.714.6
Jul28.221.915.8
Aug27.220.714.4
Sep2517.811.4
Oct17.711.35.7
Nov9.84-1.2
Dec5.11.2-2.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in New Buffalo are March, February, and then April. 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 late January and early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in New Buffalo? 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 New Buffalo.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan14%02.1
Feb12%01.3
Mar6%00.6
Apr14%02.6
May19%02.6
Jun30%05.2
Jul20%02.5
Aug17%03.1
Sep19%02.6
Oct20%02.5
Nov18%01.9
Dec14%01.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1405.3
Feb1203.3
Mar601.5
Apr1406.6
May1906.6
Jun30013.2
Jul2006.4
Aug1707.9
Sep1906.6
Oct2006.4
Nov1804.8
Dec1404.1

 

Humidity and Wind

New Buffalo has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (52.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (78%).

Wind in New Buffalo is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by January and November. April’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.6 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 18.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.9Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
Feb7.1Gentle breeze14Significant breeze
Mar7.1Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
Apr8.4Gentle breeze16.9Significant breeze
May6.6Light breeze14.9Significant breeze
Jun5.5Light breeze13.4Significant breeze
Jul4.5Light breeze12.1Significant breeze
Aug3.8Barely noticeable10.7Gentle breeze
Sep4.5Light breeze11.2Significant breeze
Oct6.8Light breeze14.4Significant breeze
Nov7.2Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
Dec7.1Gentle breeze13.2Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan68.8%
Feb66.1%
Mar61.3%
Apr52.7%
May55.8%
Jun65.7%
Jul67.4%
Aug71.1%
Sep68.6%
Oct65.9%
Nov65.1%
Dec78%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to New Buffalo?

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 New Buffalo, 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 New Buffalo 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 somewhat 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 New Buffalo Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 80.4°F (26.9°C) and 28.5°F (-1.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 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 most precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in New Buffalo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.5°F (27.5°C) and 43.5°F (6.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 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 New Buffalo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.3°F (6.3°C) and 25.9°F (-3.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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