The best times to visit Sturgeon Bay 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 Sturgeon Bay Travel Info

Weather in Sturgeon Bay

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sturgeon Bay vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th 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 Sturgeon Bay, 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 79.6°F (26.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.6°F (16.4°C) at night.

Sturgeon Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sturgeon Bay 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.

Sturgeon Bay Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sturgeon Bay Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sturgeon Bay 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 25.7 18.7 12
Feb 26.7 19.5 12.6
Mar 39.4 31 23.7
Apr 51 41.6 34.4
May 64.2 53.9 45.2
Jun 73.1 63.2 55
Jul 78.6 68.8 60.1
Aug 76.5 67.9 60
Sep 69.4 60.6 53
Oct 56.6 49.6 43.3
Nov 43.7 37.4 31.4
Dec 31.7 25.9 20

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -3.5 -7.4 -11.1
Feb -2.9 -6.9 -10.8
Mar 4.1 -0.6 -4.6
Apr 10.6 5.3 1.3
May 17.9 12.2 7.3
Jun 22.8 17.3 12.8
Jul 25.9 20.4 15.6
Aug 24.7 19.9 15.6
Sep 20.8 15.9 11.7
Oct 13.7 9.8 6.3
Nov 6.5 3 -0.3
Dec -0.2 -3.4 -6.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sturgeon Bay 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 mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.

When can you find snow in Sturgeon Bay? 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 Sturgeon Bay.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sturgeon Bay (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 5% 0 0.6
Feb 3% 0 0.3
Mar 6% 0 0.6
Apr 19% 0 2.3
May 15% 0 2.2
Jun 17% 0 3
Jul 18% 0 3.2
Aug 8% 0 1.1
Sep 11% 0 1.6
Oct 15% 0 2.2
Nov 9% 0 1
Dec 6% 0 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1.5
Feb 3 0 0.8
Mar 6 0 1.5
Apr 19 0 5.8
May 15 0 5.6
Jun 17 0 7.6
Jul 18 0 8.1
Aug 8 0 2.8
Sep 11 0 4.1
Oct 15 0 5.6
Nov 9 0 2.5
Dec 6 0 1.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Sturgeon Bay has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (67.3%).

Wind in Sturgeon Bay is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by April and January. November’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.2 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 mid November where average top sustained speeds reach 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 8.8 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Feb 8.5 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Mar 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Apr 8.9 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
May 8.2 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Jun 7 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Jul 6.6 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Aug 6.3 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Sep 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Oct 8.4 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Nov 9.3 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Dec 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.2%
Feb 59.8%
Mar 57.5%
Apr 54.8%
May 55.2%
Jun 63.2%
Jul 63.5%
Aug 66.3%
Sep 66.5%
Oct 63.2%
Nov 61.3%
Dec 67.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sturgeon Bay?

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 Sturgeon Bay, WI, US is July, followed by June and May. 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 Sturgeon Bay in November. 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 38.2 in November means 38.2% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Sturgeon Bay Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.4°F (21.3°C) and 28.4°F (-2°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 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 2 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sturgeon Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 72.5°F (22.5°C) and 36.4°F (2.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 5 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 Sturgeon Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 32.1°F (0.1°C) and 23.1°F (-4.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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