Barrow
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Barrow, AK

October, the same as September, in Barrow, Alaska, is a freezing cold autumn month, with average temperature ranging between max 21.7°F (-5.7°C) and min 12.6°F (-10.8°C).

Temperature

In Barrow, the average high-temperature drops, from a wintry 35.8°F (2.1°C) in September, to a subzero cold 21.7°F (-5.7°C). In Barrow, the average low-temperature is 12.6°F (-10.8°C).

Rainfall

In Barrow, during October, the rain falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.4" (10.4mm) of precipitation. In Barrow, during the entire year, the rain falls for 91 days and collects up to 4.5" (113.3mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through December are months with snowfall in Barrow. October is the month with the most snowfall in Barrow, with 8.8" (223.5mm) of accumulated snow.

Ocean temperature

In Barrow, the average water temperature is 32°F (0°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

The average length of the day in October is 8.6h.

Sunshine

In Barrow, the average sunshine in October is 2h.

UV index

January, February, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Barrow. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 0 transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in October in Barrow?

In Barrow, Alaska, in October, the average high-temperature is 21.7°F (-5.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 12.6°F (-10.8°C).

How many days does it rain in October in Barrow?

In October, the rain falls for 13 days. Throughout October, 0.4" (10.4mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Barrow in October?

During October, Barrow regularly aggregates up to 8.8" (223.5mm) of snow.

What is the snowiest month in Barrow?

October is the month with the most snowfall, with 8.8" (223.5mm) of accumulated snow.

What is the ocean temperature in October in Barrow?

In Barrow, in October, the average water temperature is 32°F (0°C). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

What is the average length of the day in October in Barrow?

The average length of the day in October in Barrow is 8.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does Barrow have in October?

The average sunshine in October in Barrow is 2h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Barrow?

Months with the lowest UV index in Barrow, Alaska, are January, February, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

How high is the UV index in October in Barrow?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Barrow, Alaska, is 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Barrow, AK
  • Average high temperature in October: 21.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (46.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-8°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 12.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (34.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-20.4°F).

Average rainfall in October - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall in October: 0.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.1").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0.1").

Average rainfall days in October - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall days in October: 13 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (13 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and April (5 days).

Average snowfall in October - Barrow, AK
  • Average snowfall in October: 8.8"

The month with the highest snowfall is October (8.8").
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0.2").

Average sea temperature in October - Barrow, AK
  • Average sea temperature in October: 32°F

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (36°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, June and December (28°F).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Barrow, AK
  • Average daylight in October: 8.6h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 2h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 10h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 0).

Average UV index in October - Barrow, AK
  • Average UV index in October: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, October, November and December (UV index 0).