The best times to visit Petoskey for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 9th

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

 

 


Other Petoskey Travel Info

Weather in Petoskey

Temperature

Average temperatures in Petoskey vary drastically. 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 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 Petoskey, 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 80.9°F (27.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55°F (12.8°C) at night.

Petoskey Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Petoskey 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.

Petoskey Perceived Temperature (F)

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Petoskey Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Petoskey 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 27 18.8 9.1
Feb 26.7 17.4 6.6
Mar 39.7 28.2 16.6
Apr 53 40.5 28.6
May 68.3 54 39.6
Jun 75.9 62.7 49.3
Jul 79.8 67 53.3
Aug 78.5 65.9 53.1
Sep 71.1 58 45.6
Oct 57.6 47 37
Nov 45.1 36.6 28.3
Dec 32.4 25.8 18.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -2.8 -7.3 -12.7
Feb -2.9 -8.1 -14.1
Mar 4.3 -2.1 -8.6
Apr 11.7 4.7 -1.9
May 20.2 12.2 4.2
Jun 24.4 17.1 9.6
Jul 26.6 19.4 11.8
Aug 25.8 18.8 11.7
Sep 21.7 14.4 7.6
Oct 14.2 8.3 2.8
Nov 7.3 2.6 -2.1
Dec 0.2 -3.4 -7.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Petoskey 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 late October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 22nd.

When can you find snow in Petoskey? 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 Petoskey.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Petoskey (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 7% 0 1
Feb 6% 0 0.5
Mar 13% 0 1.3
Apr 19% 0 2.5
May 21% 0 2.8
Jun 24% 0 3.7
Jul 19% 0 2.4
Aug 21% 0 2.9
Sep 26% 0 3.6
Oct 30% 0 4.5
Nov 23% 0 2.8
Dec 17% 0 1.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 2.5
Feb 6 0 1.3
Mar 13 0 3.3
Apr 19 0 6.4
May 21 0 7.1
Jun 24 0 9.4
Jul 19 0 6.1
Aug 21 0 7.4
Sep 26 0 9.1
Oct 30 0 11.4
Nov 23 0 7.1
Dec 17 0 4.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Petoskey has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (53% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73%).

Wind in Petoskey is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.7 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 16.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 6.8 Light breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Feb 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Mar 6.9 Light breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Apr 7.5 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Jun 5.3 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Aug 4.9 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Sep 5 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Oct 6 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 6.8 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Dec 6.8 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.3%
Feb 65.1%
Mar 57.3%
Apr 53.6%
May 53%
Jun 61.2%
Jul 62.3%
Aug 65.2%
Sep 69%
Oct 70.3%
Nov 68.3%
Dec 73%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Petoskey?

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 Petoskey, 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 Petoskey 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

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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 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 Petoskey Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72.9°F (22.7°C) and 27.2°F (-2.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 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 moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Petoskey, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 74.3°F (23.5°C) and 36.7°F (2.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 9 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 Petoskey to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 33°F (0.6°C) and 24.6°F (-4.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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