Rockford, Illinois, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Rockford, Illinois, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Rockford, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Rockford, Illinois, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Rockford, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Rockford, Illinois, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Rockford, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Rockford, Illinois, United States of America by month

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January

January here is freezing and snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows regularly.

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February

February in Rockford is very cold and snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows occasionally. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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March

March for Rockford can be very chilly, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows once in a while.

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April

In April, Rockford is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect a dusting of snow. This is also a rainy time for Rockford, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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May

If you visit Rockford during May, you will probably see that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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June

June in Rockford is hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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July

If you go to Rockford in July, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August in Rockford is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

If you go to Rockford in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in Rockford is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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November

November in Rockford is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

December in Rockford is freezing, snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 70% range on average.

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Activities for Rockford, Illinois, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Rockford.

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