The best times to visit Sterling Heights for ideal weather are

May 14th to October 7th

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

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Weather in Sterling Heights

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sterling Heights 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 25th 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 Sterling Heights, 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 83.9°F (28.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64°F (17.8°C) at night.

Sterling Heights Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sterling Heights 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.

Sterling Heights Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sterling Heights Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sterling Heights 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 31.4 24.5 17.7
Feb 30.9 23.7 16.7
Mar 44.5 35 26.7
Apr 57.8 47 37.1
May 70.4 59.3 48.7
Jun 78.6 68.3 58.2
Jul 82.3 72.4 62.2
Aug 80.4 70.6 61.4
Sep 73.8 63.8 54.2
Oct 61.7 52.5 44.3
Nov 48.6 40.5 32.7
Dec 37.5 31.2 24.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -0.3 -4.2 -7.9
Feb -0.6 -4.6 -8.5
Mar 6.9 1.7 -2.9
Apr 14.3 8.3 2.8
May 21.3 15.2 9.3
Jun 25.9 20.2 14.6
Jul 27.9 22.4 16.8
Aug 26.9 21.4 16.3
Sep 23.2 17.7 12.3
Oct 16.5 11.4 6.8
Nov 9.2 4.7 0.4
Dec 3.1 -0.4 -4


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sterling Heights are February, January, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Sterling Heights? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to late November to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Sterling Heights is often around around November 26th when fresh powder is deepest. 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Sterling Heights.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sterling Heights (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 20% 3.4 2.5
Feb 18% 5.2 1.9
Mar 22% 3.7 2.8
Apr 27% 2 3.8
May 25% 0 4.3
Jun 29% 0 4.3
Jul 28% 0 5
Aug 24% 0 4.7
Sep 24% 0 4.5
Oct 27% 2.1 3.3
Nov 20% 5.7 2.8
Dec 26% 4.7 3.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 8.6 6.4
Feb 18 13.2 4.8
Mar 22 9.4 7.1
Apr 27 5.1 9.7
May 25 0 10.9
Jun 29 0 10.9
Jul 28 0 12.7
Aug 24 0 11.9
Sep 24 0 11.4
Oct 27 5.3 8.4
Nov 20 14.5 7.1
Dec 26 11.9 8.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Sterling Heights has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (57.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (72.3%).

Wind in Sterling Heights is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by January and February. April’s average wind speed of around 8.6 knots (9.9 MPH or 16 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 Sterling Heights.

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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 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Feb 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Mar 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Apr 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
May 6.8 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Jun 6.7 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Jul 6.2 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Sep 6.3 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Oct 7.7 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Nov 8.2 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Dec 8.2 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68%
Feb 65.4%
Mar 62.2%
Apr 57.1%
May 61.1%
Jun 62.3%
Jul 61.6%
Aug 65.3%
Sep 67.2%
Oct 64.6%
Nov 66.2%
Dec 72.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sterling Heights?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Sterling Heights, MI, 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 Sterling Heights 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 41.6 in December means 41.6% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Sterling Heights Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.1°F (24.5°C) and 32.5°F (0.3°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 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 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sterling Heights, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.1°F (25.6°C) and 42.3°F (5.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 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 Sterling Heights to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.1°F (3.4°C) and 28.2°F (-2.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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