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

October weather forecast and climate
Homer, AK

A drone shot of the scenic Homer Spit region in Homer, Alaska, overlooking the calm seawater and distant mountain ranges
A drone shot of the scenic Homer Spit region in Homer, Alaska, overlooking the calm seawater and distant mountain ranges
October, like September, is another chilly autumn month in Homer, Alaska, with average temperature fluctuating between 44.6°F (7°C) and 31.8°F (-0.1°C).

Temperature

In Homer, the average high-temperature drops, from a fresh 55°F (12.8°C) in September, to a frosty 44.6°F (7°C). In Homer, the average low-temperature is 31.8°F (-0.1°C).

Rainfall

In Homer, Alaska, in October, it is raining for 14.3 days, with typically 2.6" (65.3mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Homer, during the entire year, the rain falls for 150.8 days and collects up to 24.3" (616.2mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows in Homer. Throughout October, in the average 2.2 snowfall days, it receives 2.6" (66mm) of snow. In Homer, during the entire year, snow falls for 37.1 days, and aggregates up to 49.8" (1264.8mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Homer, the average seawater temperature is 48.2°F (9°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In Homer, the average length of the day in October is 10.1h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 4h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Homer is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in October interpret into the following advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to 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. 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 strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in October in Homer?

In October, in Homer, the average high-temperature is 44.6°F (7°C), and the average low-temperature is 31.8°F (-0.1°C).

How many days does it rain in October in Homer?

In Homer, during October, the rain falls for 14.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.6" (65.3mm) of precipitation.

When does it start snowing in Homer?

October is the first month it typically snows in Homer, Alaska. Throughout October, in the average 2.2 snowfall days, it receives 2.6" (66mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in October in Homer?

In October, the average ocean temperature in Homer is 48.2°F (9°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

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

In Homer, Alaska, the average length of the day in October is 10.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Homer have in October?

In October, the average sunshine in Homer is 4h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Homer?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Homer is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Homer, AK
  • Average high temperature in October: 44.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (61.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 31.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (48.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.9°F).

Average rainfall in October - Homer, AK
  • Average rainfall in October: 2.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (3.3").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are May and June (0.8").

Average rainfall days in October - Homer, AK
  • Average rainfall days in October: 14.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (15.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is May (9.3 days).

Average snowfall in October - Homer, AK
  • Average snowfall in October: 2.6"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (11.1").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in October - Homer, AK
  • Average snowfall days in October: 2.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.1 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Homer, AK
  • Average sea temperature in October: 48°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (54°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (39°F).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Homer, AK
  • Average daylight in October: 10.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6.1h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 4h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h).

Average UV index in October - Homer, AK
  • Average UV index in October: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).