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Best time to visit Milwaukee, WI, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Milwaukee is October-November

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, October-November is the best time to go to Milwaukee.

The very hottest temperatures in Milwaukee get to around 28℃ (82℉) in the height of summer. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -14℃ (7℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Milwaukee during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Milwaukee falls around May, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in December instead.

Learn more about when to travel to Milwaukee, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

July

Milwaukee seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Milwaukee as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee

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 Milwaukee 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.

Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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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DEC

Milwaukee in January

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Milwaukee in February

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (24℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Milwaukee in March

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Milwaukee in April

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Milwaukee in May

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Milwaukee in June

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Milwaukee in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Milwaukee 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.


Milwaukee in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Milwaukee 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.


Milwaukee in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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

Milwaukee in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Milwaukee in November

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Milwaukee in December

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 25℃ (77℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee, 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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