Detroit, MI has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are typically hot and humid, with temperatures often reaching into the mid-80s (Fahrenheit) and high humidity levels. Winters are cold and snowy, with temperatures often dipping below freezing and an average of 40 inches of snow annually. Spring is mild and wet, while fall brings cooler temperatures with some rain and occasional snowfall. Detroit experiences frequent thunderstorms in the summer months, especially from June to August.
Detroit, Michigan gets 34 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Detroit averages 33 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 183 sunny days per year in Detroit. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Detroit gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 125 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.
Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 33 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Detroit is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Michigan.
9.2 / 4.6
Summer / Winter
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Detroit, while January and February are the least comfortable months.