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Best time to visit Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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The best time to visit Ann Arbor is September

Want to know when to travel to Ann Arbor? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, September is the best time to go to Ann Arbor. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 27℃ (80℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 29℃ (84℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -13℃ (8℉).

The days are longest in Ann Arbor in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Ann Arbor falls around May, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in December instead.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Ann Arbor, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

July

Ann Arbor seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Ann Arbor as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Ann Arbor is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Ann Arbor

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Ann Arbor for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Ann Arbor climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Ann Arbor for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Ann Arbor in January

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Ann Arbor in February

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Ann Arbor in March

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Ann Arbor in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Ann Arbor in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Ann Arbor in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Ann Arbor in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Ann Arbor in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Ann Arbor in September

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Ann Arbor in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Ann Arbor in November

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Ann Arbor in December

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ann Arbor in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Ann Arbor is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Ann Arbor is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Ann Arbor is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Ann Arbor, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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