The best times to visit Sandusky for ideal weather are

April 30th 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 Sandusky Travel Info

Weather in Sandusky


Average temperatures in Sandusky 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 Sandusky, 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 85.2°F (29.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65°F (18.3°C) at night.

Sandusky Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Sandusky 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.

Sandusky Perceived Temperature (F)


Sandusky Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Sandusky 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 34 26.5 19.5
Feb 34 25.9 18.6
Mar 48 38 29.9
Apr 61.7 50.3 40.4
May 74.2 62.4 51.6
Jun 80.9 70.3 60.8
Jul 84 73.4 63.3
Aug 82.1 71.3 61.3
Sep 76.9 65.3 55.4
Oct 64.5 53.9 45.2
Nov 51.9 42.7 34.6
Dec 41.3 34 27.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.1 -3.1 -6.9
Feb 1.1 -3.4 -7.4
Mar 8.9 3.3 -1.2
Apr 16.5 10.2 4.7
May 23.4 16.9 10.9
Jun 27.2 21.3 16
Jul 28.9 23 17.4
Aug 27.8 21.8 16.3
Sep 24.9 18.5 13
Oct 18.1 12.2 7.3
Nov 11.1 5.9 1.4
Dec 5.2 1.1 -2.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sandusky are January, February, and then August. 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 February. For example, on the week of February 12th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Sandusky? 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 Sandusky.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 0 2.1
Feb 16% 0 2.1
Mar 22% 0 2.9
Apr 25% 0 3.4
May 24% 0 3.6
Jun 29% 0 4.9
Jul 22% 0 3.5
Aug 19% 0 3.6
Sep 23% 0 3.9
Oct 25% 0 3.9
Nov 22% 0 2.9
Dec 23% 0 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 0 5.3
Feb 16 0 5.3
Mar 22 0 7.4
Apr 25 0 8.6
May 24 0 9.1
Jun 29 0 12.4
Jul 22 0 8.9
Aug 19 0 9.1
Sep 23 0 9.9
Oct 25 0 9.9
Nov 22 0 7.4
Dec 23 0 7.6


Humidity and Wind

Sandusky has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (51.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.1%).

Wind in Sandusky is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and April. January’s average wind speed of around 9.7 knots (11.2 MPH or 17.9 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 17.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 9.7 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Feb 9 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
Mar 8.7 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Apr 9 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
May 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Jun 6.5 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Jul 5.4 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.2 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Oct 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 8.5 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Dec 8.9 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 63.2%
Feb 62.5%
Mar 58.4%
Apr 51.8%
May 54.4%
Jun 60.3%
Jul 60%
Aug 64.1%
Sep 63.9%
Oct 60.9%
Nov 58.7%
Dec 66.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Sandusky?

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 Sandusky, OH, US is July, followed by August and June. 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 Sandusky 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 46.3 in December means 46.3% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Sandusky Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 79.5°F (26.4°C) and 37.1°F (2.8°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 7 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 moderate precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sandusky, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 45.8°F (7.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 8 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 Sandusky to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42°F (5.6°C) and 30.7°F (-0.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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