October weather forecast
Alachua, FL

Weather in October

October, like September, in Alachua, Florida, is a moderately hot autumn month, with an average temperature ranging between max 81°F (27.2°C) and min 63.5°F (17.5°C).

Temperature

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

Heat index

In October, the average heat index is estimated at 85.5°F (29.7°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index 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 is 75%.

Rainfall

In Alachua, in October, 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 in Alachua is 11h and 26min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:23 am and sunset at 7:15 pm. On the last day of October, in Alachua, Florida, sunrise is at 7:42 am and sunset at 6:44 pm EDT.

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 value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Alachua?

In October, in Alachua, the average high-temperature is 81°F (27.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 63.5°F (17.5°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in October 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 is 75%.

How many days does it rain in October in Alachua?

In October, the rain falls for 13.1 days. Throughout October, 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Alachua have in October?

The average day length in October is 11h and 26min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in October in Alachua?

On the first day of October in Alachua, Florida, sunrise is at 7:23 am and sunset at 7:15 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:42 am and sunset at 6:44 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in October in Alachua?

The average sunshine duration in October is 7.3h.

How high is the UV index in October in Alachua?

In Alachua, Florida, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in October
Alachua, FL

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).

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Average pressure in October
Alachua, FL

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

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

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Average wind speed in October
Alachua, FL

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).

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Average humidity in October
Alachua, FL

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

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

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Average rainfall in October
Alachua, FL

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").

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Average rainfall days in October
Alachua, FL

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).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Alachua, FL

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 26min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 2min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 16min).

  • 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).

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Average sunshine days in October
Alachua, FL

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).

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Average UV index in October
Alachua, FL

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

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

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Average cloud cover in October
Alachua, FL

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).
The months with the least cloud cover are May and October (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in October
Alachua, FL

Average visibility in October - Alachua, FL
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

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

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