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3 College Junior

Weather: Its great most of the time, just gets really humid when hot and really windy when its cold.

2 College Junior

Weather: The weather at UIUC is insane. I have been there for 3 years and I have literally seen everything imaginable. Two of the winters resulted in severe weather and dangerous driving conditions, with 57 being shut down for both. Summers have also been extreme, especially if you're in an older lecture hall or your housing does not have AC. There has been snow days after Spring break, as well as the polar vortex. Spring is a hot or miss, but the campus is beautiful after the winter. Rainboots are a must as campus does not seem to drain for days after rain and there are puddles everywhere if it is raining.

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5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather rarely negatively affects my campus experience.

3 College Student

Weather: Most of the year consists of a winterish rainy season. However, when summer comes, it's beautiful.

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2 College Junior

Weather: The winters are brutal, and living in the great plains doesn't help with the insane wind.

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The weather in Illinois is a consistent source of conversation and complaints. Not only is it freezing cold in winter and hellishly hot in summer, it is completely unpredictable in between. You may leave the house in a sweatshirt and coat in February, only to find that it is 60 degrees outside. Or maybe you leave the house in April in a tank top, only to be surprised by a sudden snowfall. Basically, if you’re not from the area or are not familiar with Midwest weather, you are definitely in for a few surprises.

The only thing you can do is be prepared. It is definitely suggested that you bring an umbrella and snow gear, because Illinois is also home to a lot of snow and rain. You will experience some of the most bitterly windy and cold days here imaginable, where walking out the door for class is like being slapped in the face. Nothing sucks more than walking to class in three inches of snow and ice, but it is a reality that Illinois students have to face, so be warned. If you are not going to be able to make yourself go to class if it is below 32 degrees, then you might want to rethink coming to school here.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 62 °F
Spring - Low: 40 °F
Summer - High: 84 °F
Summer - Low: 62 °F
Fall - High: 64 °F
Fall - Low: 43 °F
Winter - High: 36 °F
Winter - Low: 20 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.89 in./month
Summer: 4.42 in./month
Fall: 3.16 in./month
Winter: 2.22 in./month


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