October weather forecast
Fairbanks, AK

The scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River
The scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River

Weather in October

October, like September, in Fairbanks, Alaska, is another cold autumn month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 23.9°F (-4.5°C) and an average high of 34.2°F (1.2°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature significantly decreases from a fresh 52.5°F (11.4°C) in September to a cold 34.2°F (1.2°C). In Fairbanks, the average low-temperature is 23.9°F (-4.5°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in October in Fairbanks is 81%.

Rainfall

In Fairbanks, during October, the rain falls for 7.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation. In Fairbanks, during the entire year, the rain falls for 100.5 days and collects up to 10.87" (276mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Fairbanks, Alaska, are January through May, August through December. In Fairbanks, snow falls for 6.5 days, with typically accumulated 1.85" (47mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Fairbanks, there are 74.3 snowfall days, and 24.49" (622mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Fairbanks, the average length of the day in October is 9h and 37min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 8:01 am and sunset at 7:18 pm. On the last day of October, sunrise is at 9:36 am and sunset at 5:32 pm AKDT.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Fairbanks is 5.6h.

UV index

In Fairbanks, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in October in Fairbanks?

In October, the average relative humidity in Fairbanks, Alaska, is 81%.

How much does it rain in Fairbanks in October?

In Fairbanks, in October, it is raining for 7.7 days, with typically 0.71" (18mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Fairbanks in October?

In Fairbanks, during October, snow falls for 6.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.85" (47mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Fairbanks have in October?

In October, the average day length in Fairbanks is 9h and 37min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in October in Fairbanks?

On the first day of October in Fairbanks, Alaska, sunrise is at 8:01 am and sunset at 7:18 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 9:36 am and sunset at 5:32 pm AKDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Fairbanks have in October?

In October, the average sunshine duration is 5.6h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Fairbanks?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Fairbanks is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average temperature in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average high temperature in October: 34.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (70.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 23.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-9°F).

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Average pressure in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average pressure in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average pressure in October: 29.79"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is February (29.97"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.77"Hg).

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Average wind speed in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average wind speed in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average wind speed in October: 4.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is May (5mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are October, November and December (4.2mph).

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Average humidity in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average humidity in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average humidity in October: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (93%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (56%).

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Average rainfall in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average rainfall in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average rainfall in October: 0.71"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.44").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.31").

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Average rainfall days in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average rainfall days in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average rainfall days in October: 7.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (1.8 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average snowfall in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average snowfall in October: 1.85"

The month with the highest snowfall is November (6.5").
The months with the least snowfall are June and July (0").

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Average snowfall days in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average snowfall days in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average snowfall days in October: 6.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June and July (0 days).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average daylight in October: 9h and 37min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 21h and 29min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 3h and 59min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5h and 36min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average sunshine days in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average sunshine days in October: 18.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (21.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (12.2 days).

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Average UV index in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average UV index in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average UV index in October: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average cloud cover in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average cloud cover in October: 45

The months with the most cloud cover are March, April and November (Cloud cover 53).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 39).

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Average visibility in October
Fairbanks, AK

Average visibility in October - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September and October (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, November and December (4mi).

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