The best times to visit Sterling Heights for ideal weather are

April 9th to July 8th


August 6th to October 21st

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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Sterling Heights Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Sterling Heights


    Average temperatures in Sterling Heights vary somewhat and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 57 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 63.3°F (17.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.6°F (9.8°C) at night.

    Sterling Heights Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Sterling Heights 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.

    Sterling Heights Perceived Temperature (F)


    Sterling Heights Perceived Temperature (C)



    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 18.6
    Feb 31.1 24.2 18.1
    Mar 45.2 35.8 28.7
    Apr 57.5 46.9 38.4
    May 71.9 60.5 50.9
    Jun 78.7 68.4 60
    Jul 82 72.6 64.3
    Aug 80 70.9 63.1
    Sep 74.2 64.6 56.7
    Oct 62.5 53.4 45.8
    Nov 48.4 40.8 34.2
    Dec 39.6 33.7 28.7

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan -0.3 -4.2 -7.4
    Feb -0.5 -4.3 -7.7
    Mar 7.3 2.1 -1.8
    Apr 14.2 8.3 3.6
    May 22.2 15.8 10.5
    Jun 25.9 20.2 15.6
    Jul 27.8 22.6 17.9
    Aug 26.7 21.6 17.3
    Sep 23.4 18.1 13.7
    Oct 16.9 11.9 7.7
    Nov 9.1 4.9 1.2
    Dec 4.2 0.9 -1.8

    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 Sterling Heights.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 0 1.3
    Feb 0 6.8
    Mar 0 4.4
    Apr 0 0
    May 0 0
    Jun 0 0
    Jul 0 0
    Aug 0 0
    Sep 0 0
    Oct 0 0
    Nov 0 0.7
    Dec 0 0

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 0 3.3
    Feb 0 17.3
    Mar 0 11.2
    Apr 0 0
    May 0 0
    Jun 0 0
    Jul 0 0
    Aug 0 0
    Sep 0 0
    Oct 0 0
    Nov 0 1.8
    Dec 0 0


    Humidity and Wind

    Sterling Heights has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is April (45.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.5%).

    Wind in Sterling Heights is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by January and February. April’s average wind speed of around 3.5 knots (4 MPH or 6.5 KPH) is considered “light air.” 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 15.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    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.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 3.4 light air 13.5 a moderate breeze
    Feb 3.3 light air 13.5 a moderate breeze
    Mar 3.2 light air 13.5 a moderate breeze
    Apr 3.5 light air 15.1 a moderate breeze
    May 2.8 light air 12.9 a moderate breeze
    Jun 2.6 light air 12.4 a moderate breeze
    Jul 2.5 light air 11.7 a moderate breeze
    Aug 2.3 light air 11.2 a moderate breeze
    Sep 2.3 light air 11.3 a moderate breeze
    Oct 2.9 light air 12.6 a moderate breeze
    Nov 3.2 light air 13.1 a moderate breeze
    Dec 3.2 light air 13.1 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 62
    Feb 58.4
    Mar 50.5
    Apr 45.4
    May 47.2
    Jun 50.4
    Jul 49.1
    Aug 53.2
    Sep 55.6
    Oct 56
    Nov 58
    Dec 66.5


    Is it Safe to Travel to Sterling Heights?

    As of 6/22/2017 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.

    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 57.6°F (14.2°C) and 24.6°F (-4.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Sterling Heights, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 59.3°F (15.2°C) and 32.3°F (0.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Sterling Heights to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 30.1°F (-1.1°C) and 21.7°F (-5.7°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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