Big Sur
California, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Big Sur, CA

October, the same as September, in Big Sur, California, is another pleasant autumn month, with average temperature ranging between min 47.8°F (8.8°C) and max 73.2°F (22.9°C).

Temperature

In Big Sur, California, the average high-temperature in October is relatively the same as in September - a pleasant 73.2°F (22.9°C). The average low-temperature, in Big Sur, is 47.8°F (8.8°C).

Rainfall

In Big Sur, it is raining for 3.5 days, with typically 2" (51.6mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 66.4 rainfall days, and 43.7" (1109.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

August through October, with an average ocean temperature of 59°F (15°C), are months with the warmest seawater in Big Sur.
Note: Swimming in 59°F (15°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day is 11.2h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Big Sur is 8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Big Sur is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. 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.

What is the temperature in October in Big Sur?

In October, in Big Sur, California, the average high-temperature is 73.2°F (22.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 47.8°F (8.8°C).

How many days does it rain in October in Big Sur?

In Big Sur, in October, it is raining for 3.5 days, with typically 2" (51.6mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What months are the ocean warmest in Big Sur?

August through October, with an average ocean temperature of 59°F (15°C), are months with the warmest seawater in Big Sur.

What is the ocean temperature in October in Big Sur?

In October, the average ocean temperature in Big Sur is 59°F (15°C). Swimming in 59°F (15°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

How many hours of daylight does Big Sur have in October?

In Big Sur, California, the average length of the day in October is 11.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Big Sur have in October?

In Big Sur, the average sunshine in October is 8h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Big Sur?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Big Sur is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Big Sur, CA
  • Average high temperature in October: 73.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (77.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (59.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 47.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (41.9°F).

Average rainfall in October - Big Sur, CA
  • Average rainfall in October: 2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (9.1").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (0").

Average rainfall days in October - Big Sur, CA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 3.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (11.2 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0.3 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Big Sur, CA
  • Average sea temperature in October: 59°F

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August, September and October (59°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are March, April and May (54°F).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Big Sur, CA
  • Average daylight in October: 11.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 8h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in October - Big Sur, CA
  • Average UV index in October: 5

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).