October weather forecast
Wilmington, DE

Bright neon lights light up the Central Business District of Wilmington, Delaware, with a scenic reflection in the Christian River
Bright neon lights light up the Central Business District of Wilmington, Delaware, with a scenic reflection in the Christian River

Weather in October

October, the same as September, is another enjoyable autumn month in Wilmington, Delaware, with temperature in the range of an average high of 64.6°F (18.1°C) and an average low of 50.2°F (10.1°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature drops, from a warm 76.3°F (24.6°C) in September, to a comfortable 64.6°F (18.1°C). The average low-temperature, in Wilmington, Delaware, is 50.2°F (10.1°C).

Humidity

The most humid month is October, with an average relative humidity of 78%.

Rainfall

In October, in Wilmington, the rain falls for 12.7 days. Throughout October, 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Wilmington, during the entire year, the rain falls for 168.9 days and collects up to 35.55" (903mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.1 snowfall days, it receives 0.04" (1mm) of snow. In Wilmington, during the entire year, snow falls for 21.9 days, and aggregates up to 12.05" (306mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Wilmington, the average water temperature is 60.8°F (16°C).
Note: Swimming in 60.8°F (16°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

The average length of the day in October is 11.1h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 5.6h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Wilmington is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the most humid month in Wilmington?

The most humid month in Wilmington, Delaware, is October, with an average relative humidity of 78%.

What is the average humidity in October in Wilmington?

In Wilmington, the average relative humidity in October is 78%.

How many days does it rain in October in Wilmington?

In Wilmington, Delaware, during October, the rain falls for 12.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation.

When does it start snowing in Wilmington?

October is the first month it typically snows in Wilmington. Throughout October, in the average 0.1 snowfall days, it receives 0.04" (1mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in October in Wilmington?

In Wilmington, in October, the average water temperature is 60.8°F (16°C). Swimming in 60.8°F (16°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

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

The average length of the day in October in Wilmington is 11.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Wilmington have in October?

The average sunshine in October in Wilmington, Delaware, is 5.6h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Wilmington?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Wilmington is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in October
Wilmington, DE

Average temperature in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average high temperature in October: 64.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (37°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 50.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (68.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.3°F).

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Average pressure in October
Wilmington, DE

Average pressure in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average pressure in October: 30.03"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.12").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94").

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Average wind speed in October
Wilmington, DE

Average wind speed in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average wind speed in October: 7.2mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February and March (8.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.4mph).

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Average humidity in October
Wilmington, DE

Average humidity in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average humidity in October: 78%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (72%).

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Average rainfall in October
Wilmington, DE

Average rainfall in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average rainfall in October: 2.72"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (4.09").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (2.36").

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Average rainfall days in October
Wilmington, DE

Average rainfall days in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (18.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.8 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Wilmington, DE

Average snowfall in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average snowfall in October: 0.04"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (3.58").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in October
Wilmington, DE

Average snowfall days in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Wilmington, DE

Average sea temperature in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average sea temperature in October: 61°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (73°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (34°F).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Wilmington, DE

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average daylight in October: 11.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.4h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5.6h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.9h).

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Average sunshine days in October
Wilmington, DE

Average sunshine days in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average sunshine days in October: 15.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18.6 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are May and July (9.8 days).

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Average UV index in October
Wilmington, DE

Average UV index in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average UV index in October: 3

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in October
Wilmington, DE

Average cloud cover in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average cloud cover in October: 41

Months with the most cloud cover are February and March (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in October
Wilmington, DE

Average visibility in October - Wilmington, DE
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

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

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