Climate in Wisconsin
(United States)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from ten measuring weather stations in Wisconsin.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Wisconsin is one of the coldest regions in the United States with an average daily high temperature of only 13 degrees centigrade. The climate is very changeable and offers varied seasons with deep winters and warm summers.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Wisconsin
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 11 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in the state of Wisconsin. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Wisconsin
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 10 rainy days, May offers the most number of rainy days, and in February the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Wisconsin
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.1 mm, the least rain falls in January. June, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Wisconsin
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 65% humidity on average, it is quite dry in May. The highest value of 78% is experienced here in December.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Wisconsin
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is only reached in a few months in Wisconsin, although these are always average values.
Map of Wisconsin

Most important cities in the federal state »Wisconsin«

The federal state has a west-east extension of about 430 km and over 470 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Milwaukee592,02543° 2' 20"N87° 54' 23"W
Madison252,55143° 4' 23"N89° 24' 4"W
Green Bay105,13944° 31' 9"N88° 1' 11"W
Kenosha99,21842° 35' 5"N87° 49' 16"W
Racine78,86042° 43' 34"N87° 46' 58"W
Appleton72,62344° 15' 43"N88° 24' 55"W
Waukesha70,71843° 0' 42"N88° 13' 53"W
Oshkosh66,08344° 1' 29"N88° 32' 33"W
Eau Claire65,88344° 48' 41"N91° 29' 55"W
Janesville63,57542° 40' 58"N89° 1' 7"W
West Allis60,41143° 1' 0"N88° 0' 25"W
La Crosse51,32043° 48' 5"N91° 14' 22"W
North La Crosse50,47043° 50' 47"N91° 14' 53"W
Sheboygan49,28843° 45' 3"N87° 42' 52"W
Wauwatosa46,39643° 2' 58"N88° 0' 27"W
Fond du Lac43,02143° 46' 30"N88° 26' 20"W
New Berlin39,58442° 58' 35"N88° 6' 30"W
Wausau39,10644° 57' 33"N89° 37' 48"W
Brookfield37,92043° 3' 38"N88° 6' 23"W
Beloit36,96642° 30' 30"N89° 1' 54"W
Greenfield36,72042° 57' 41"N88° 0' 45"W
Menomonee Falls35,62643° 10' 44"N88° 7' 2"W
Franklin35,45142° 53' 19"N88° 2' 18"W
Oak Creek34,45142° 53' 9"N87° 51' 47"W
Manitowoc33,73644° 5' 19"N87° 39' 27"W
West Bend31,07843° 25' 31"N88° 11' 0"W
Sun Prairie29,36443° 11' 1"N89° 12' 49"W
Superior27,24446° 43' 15"N92° 6' 15"W
Stevens Point26,71744° 31' 25"N89° 34' 28"W
Neenah25,50144° 11' 9"N88° 27' 45"W

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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