The best times to visit North Central Wisconsin for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 16th

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



Other North Central Wisconsin Travel Info

Weather in North Central Wisconsin


Average temperatures in North Central Wisconsin vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 North Central Wisconsin, 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 80.6°F (27°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.2°F (13.4°C) at night.

North Central Wisconsin Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


North Central Wisconsin 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.

North Central Wisconsin Perceived Temperature (F)


North Central Wisconsin Perceived Temperature (C)



Average North Central Wisconsin 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 22.9 13.5 4.2
Feb 25.6 15 4.6
Mar 41.2 29.5 18.3
Apr 54.1 41.5 30.2
May 68.3 54.6 42
Jun 75.3 62.9 50.7
Jul 79.6 67 54
Aug 77.9 65 52.3
Sep 71 57.2 44.7
Oct 56.8 45.2 35.4
Nov 42.3 32.5 23.7
Dec 27.7 19.5 11.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -5.1 -10.3 -15.4
Feb -3.6 -9.4 -15.2
Mar 5.1 -1.4 -7.6
Apr 12.3 5.3 -1
May 20.2 12.6 5.6
Jun 24.1 17.2 10.4
Jul 26.4 19.4 12.2
Aug 25.5 18.3 11.3
Sep 21.7 14 7.1
Oct 13.8 7.3 1.9
Nov 5.7 0.3 -4.6
Dec -2.4 -6.9 -11.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in North Central Wisconsin are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in North Central Wisconsin? 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 North Central Wisconsin.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in North Central Wisconsin (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.2
Feb 2% 0 0.2
Mar 5% 0 0.5
Apr 11% 0 1.2
May 13% 0 2.1
Jun 19% 0 3.1
Jul 12% 0 2.3
Aug 14% 0 2.8
Sep 11% 0 2.5
Oct 14% 0 1.7
Nov 9% 0 1
Dec 9% 0 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.5
Feb 2 0 0.5
Mar 5 0 1.3
Apr 11 0 3
May 13 0 5.3
Jun 19 0 7.9
Jul 12 0 5.8
Aug 14 0 7.1
Sep 11 0 6.4
Oct 14 0 4.3
Nov 9 0 2.5
Dec 9 0 2.5


Humidity and Wind

North Central Wisconsin has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (53.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75.3%).

Wind in North Central Wisconsin is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.2 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 14.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in North Central Wisconsin.

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 4 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.5 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Mar 4.7 Light breeze 11.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.5 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 13.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.3 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 11.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.6 Barely noticeable 10.9 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 11.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.8%
Feb 60.5%
Mar 55.8%
Apr 53.1%
May 54.9%
Jun 66.6%
Jul 68%
Aug 70.5%
Sep 71.5%
Oct 69.1%
Nov 69.4%
Dec 75.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to North Central Wisconsin?

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 North Central Wisconsin, the United States is March, followed by July and October. 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 North Central Wisconsin 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 63.1 in December means 63.1% of the tourists vs. March.



Overall North Central Wisconsin Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 73.4°F (23°C) and 27.8°F (-2.3°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in North Central Wisconsin, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 74.9°F (23.8°C) and 32.8°F (0.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 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 North Central Wisconsin to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 28.1°F (-2.2°C) and 21.2°F (-6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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