Gulf Shores
Alabama, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Gulf Shores, AL

The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
October, the same as September, is another warm autumn month in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with temperature in the range of an average low of 57°F (13.9°C) and an average high of 79°F (26.1°C).
The ideal ocean temperature of 78.6°F (25.9°C) and only 5 rainfall days, with 3.6" (90.7mm) of accumulated rainfall, makes October the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from a tropical 87.1°F (30.6°C) in September, to a moderately hot 79°F (26.1°C). In Gulf Shores, the average low-temperature is 57°F (13.9°C).

Rainfall

October is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 5 days and accumulates 3.6" (90.7mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In Gulf Shores, the average water temperature is 78.6°F (25.9°C).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day is 11.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is 8h.

UV index

In Gulf Shores, the average daily maximum UV index is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in October transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in October in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, in October, the average high-temperature is 79°F (26.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 57°F (13.9°C).

How many days does it rain in October in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, in October, during 5 rainfall days, 3.6" (90.7mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the driest month in Gulf Shores?

The month with the least rainfall in Gulf Shores is October when the rain falls for 5 days and typically collects 3.6" (90.7mm) of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in October in Gulf Shores?

In October, the average ocean temperature in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is 78.6°F (25.9°C). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

What is the average length of the day in October in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, the average length of the day in October is 11.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Gulf Shores have in October?

The average sunshine in October is 8h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Gulf Shores?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average high temperature in October: 79°F

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (90°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (60°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 57°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (40°F).

Average rainfall in October - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall in October: 3.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (8").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (3.6").

Average rainfall days in October - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall days in October: 5 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (5 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average sea temperature in October: 78.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (60.4°F).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average daylight in October: 11.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 8h

Months with most sunshine are April, May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in October - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average UV index in October: 7

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).