The best times to visit Saugatuck for ideal weather are

May 21st 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 Saugatuck Travel Info

Weather in Saugatuck


Average temperatures in Saugatuck 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 27th 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 Saugatuck, 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 84.6°F (29.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.5°F (18.1°C) at night.

Saugatuck Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Saugatuck 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.

Saugatuck Perceived Temperature (F)


Saugatuck Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Saugatuck 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 33 26.3 19.4
Feb 32.3 25.3 18.2
Mar 46.7 37 28.8
Apr 59.5 48.2 38.8
May 72.5 60.8 49.9
Jun 80.1 69.4 59.4
Jul 83.3 72.8 62.6
Aug 81.4 71.1 61
Sep 75.4 64 53.9
Oct 63 53.1 44.3
Nov 50.4 41.9 34.4
Dec 38.8 32.6 26.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.6 -3.2 -7
Feb 0.2 -3.7 -7.7
Mar 8.2 2.8 -1.8
Apr 15.3 9 3.8
May 22.5 16 9.9
Jun 26.7 20.8 15.2
Jul 28.5 22.7 17
Aug 27.4 21.7 16.1
Sep 24.1 17.8 12.2
Oct 17.2 11.7 6.8
Nov 10.2 5.5 1.3
Dec 3.8 0.3 -2.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Saugatuck are March, February, and then January. 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 is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 15th.

When can you find snow in Saugatuck? 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 Saugatuck.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 0 1.9
Feb 18% 0 1.8
Mar 17% 0 1.9
Apr 31% 0 4.5
May 26% 0 3.9
Jun 26% 0 4.3
Jul 19% 0 3.5
Aug 19% 0 3.3
Sep 20% 0 3.1
Oct 32% 0 4.4
Nov 22% 0 2.7
Dec 22% 0 2.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 4.8
Feb 18 0 4.6
Mar 17 0 4.8
Apr 31 0 11.4
May 26 0 9.9
Jun 26 0 10.9
Jul 19 0 8.9
Aug 19 0 8.4
Sep 20 0 7.9
Oct 32 0 11.2
Nov 22 0 6.9
Dec 22 0 6.4


Humidity and Wind

Saugatuck has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (64.1%).

Wind in Saugatuck is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by April and December. January’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16.1 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.7 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Feb 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Mar 7.8 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Apr 8.4 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
May 7.1 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Jun 6.2 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jul 5.3 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Aug 4.9 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Sep 5.3 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Oct 6.9 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Nov 8.2 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Dec 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.4%
Feb 61.1%
Mar 53.6%
Apr 50.3%
May 52.7%
Jun 57.7%
Jul 58.6%
Aug 62.9%
Sep 61.8%
Oct 60.2%
Nov 57.8%
Dec 64.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Saugatuck?

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 Saugatuck, 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 Saugatuck 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 Saugatuck Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.7°F (25.4°C) and 34.1°F (1.2°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 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 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Saugatuck, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 43.1°F (6.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 10 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 Saugatuck to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 39.4°F (4.1°C) and 30.8°F (-0.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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