Chicago, Illinois 

264 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Chicago Gifts

Weather in Chicago, Illinois

The most pleasant months of the year for Chicago are June, September and August. In Chicago, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Chicago with an average high temperature of 83.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Chicago with 11.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.


Today's Weather - Chicago, IL

5 PM PST

Mostly Clear

78°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TonightMostly Clear65° / 80°N 5 to 10 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear66° / 76°S 5 to 15 mph
Monday NightMostly Clear62° / 72°N 5 to 15 mph
Tuesday NightClear59° / 74°NNE 10 to 15 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear58° / 88°E 0 to 10 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms68° / 90°SSW 10 mph
Friday NightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms65° / 78°WNW 10 to 15 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Chicago area is 7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Illinois.

7 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January32° 19°
February37° 23°
March47° 31°
April58° 41°
May69° 51°
June79° 61°
July84° 68°
August82° 67°
September75° 59°
October63° 47°
November49° 36°
December36° 24°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Chicago
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January027107
February02385
March017114
April03111
May10120
June30100
July60100
August40100
September1090
October01100
November010112
December024116

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


View More Data >

Reviews for Chicago    264 Reviews
At your own risk - 3/17/2021
Lived here for five years, right downtown for three, and two at the end of the Brown train line, a close suburb known as Ravenswood, commuting in to the city for work.... Read More

Start Your Review of Chicago


its safe then why does local new start with shooti - 12/18/2020
Went to Chicago once for a live event was told to go to the main airport because the second one was in the middle of a war zone only stayed two days just wondering for... Read More

Great history, devastating present, live elsewhere - 11/27/2020
Place is a train wreck which is too bad as it has good architecture, interesting history and good airports. If you are interested in personal safety responsible... Read More


View More Data >

COMPARE COST OF LIVING
Compare Chicago, Illinois to any other place in the USA.


MAPS OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.Chicago,Illinois Map
ZIP CODES IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, ... 56 more


PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, unlimited access to our DataEngine, and more.

Try Now
Join BestPlaces