Weather in Chicago

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Chicago has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold, snowy winters. It’s often referred to as the “windy city” and got its name from the channeling of winds between the tall buildings. This causes strong breezes throughout the city with an average speed of 8mph that increases to 12mph in spring.

The best time to visit Chicago is in the summer. The average temperature is a pleasant 28°C with evening lows of 16°C. The weather begins to cool in autumn, which has an average daily temperature of 17°C and lows of just 6°C.

Tornado season runs from March to September, which is also when you’re most likely to experience thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall is common in June, but showers are usually short and fast, so it won’t be long before you’re back outside enjoying the summer sunshine.

Autumn is the best time to go to Chicago before the cold weather settles in for winter. January is the coldest month of the year, with an average of just 1°C. If you love the snow, then you’ll have a great time in Chicago because it has at least 10 to 98 inches of snow over winter.

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