October weather forecast and climate
Alachua, FL

October, the same as September, is another warm autumn month in Alachua, Florida, with average temperature fluctuating between 63.5°F (17.5°C) and 81°F (27.2°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from a hot 87.3°F (30.7°C) in September, to a warm 81°F (27.2°C). In Alachua, in October, the average low-temperature is 63.5°F (17.5°C).

Heat index

In October, the average heat index is calculated to 85.5°F (29.7°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, clothing, and wind affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity in Alachua, Florida, is 75%.

Rainfall

In Alachua, during 13.1 rainfall days, 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Alachua, during the entire year, the rain falls for 196.8 days and collects up to 35.71" (907mm) of precipitation.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day is 11.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 7.3h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Alachua is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in October interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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 Alachua?

In Alachua, in October, the average high-temperature is 81°F (27.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 63.5°F (17.5°C). In October, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is estimated at 85.5°F (29.7°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Alachua?

The average relative humidity in October in Alachua, Florida, is 75%.

How much does it rain in Alachua in October?

In Alachua, in October, during 13.1 rainfall days, 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Alachua have in October?

In October, the average length of the day is 11.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Alachua have in October?

In October, the average sunshine in Alachua, Florida, is 7.3h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Alachua?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Alachua, Florida, is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average high temperature in October: 81°F

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (90.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (63.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 63.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (75°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (45.5°F).

Average pressure in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average pressure in October: 30"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.15").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.97").

Average wind speed in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average wind speed in October: 5.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (6.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (4.7mph).

Average humidity in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average humidity in October: 75%

Months with the highest relative humidity are August and September (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (70%).

Average rainfall in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average rainfall in October: 2.24"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (5.43").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.46").

Average rainfall days in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average rainfall days in October: 13.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (28.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.5 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average daylight in October: 11.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.3h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.9h).

Average sunshine days in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average sunshine days in October: 15.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (19.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (1.8 days).

Average UV index in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average UV index in October: 5

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 4).

Average cloud cover in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average cloud cover in October: 30

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 40).
Months with the least cloud cover are May and October (Cloud cover 30).

Average visibility in October - Alachua, FL
  • 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).