Traverse City Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Traverse City, Michigan during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for the city, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 70, 80 or 90 °F each month in Traverse City, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

All the numbers are long-term historical averages based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010.

Average Traverse City temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
28 15 January -2 -9
30 15 February -1 -9
40 22 March 4 -6
54 32 April 12 0
66 42 May 19 5
76 52 June 24 11
80 58 July 27 14
78 57 August 26 14
70 50 September 21 10
57 39 October 14 4
44 30 November 7 -1
32 21 December 0 -6
55 36 Year 13 2

Days of Hot Weather in Traverse City

Most summer days at Traverse City have highs in the 70s or 80s Fahrenheit. From June to August, Traverse City averages just five days of 90-degree weather. In some years, the temperature also pops into the 90s for a day in May or September. Highs above 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here.

Number of days in Traverse City of at least 70, 80 or 90 °F
  70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
January 0 0 0
February 0 0 0
March 0 0 0
April 4 1 0
May 11 3 0
June 22 10 1
July 29 17 2
August 28 12 1
September 16 4 0
October 4 1 0
November 0 0 0
December 0 0 0
Year 112 48 5

How Often Traverse City Has Cold Temperatures

Traverse City averages 155 frosty nights a year, including most of November to April. On eight of those winter nights, the thermometer here drops to 0 °F (-18 °C) or below.

Typically on 62 days a year the temperature never rises above freezing. Days that chilly can show up anytime from November to April, including most of January and February.

Days per month on average in Traverse City when the minimum temperature drops to 32, 20 or 10 °F or below
  10 °F
-12 °C
20 °F
-8 °C
32 °F
0 °C
January 10 19 30
February 10 18 26
March 4 13 26
April 0 2 16
May 0 0 5
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 0
October 0 0 6
November 0 2 19
December 4 13 27
Year 28 67 155
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

Michigan Temperatures
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