October weather forecast and climate
Gainesville, FL

A colorful neon-lit houses, cars, and trees on a clear street in Gainesville, Florida
A colorful neon-lit houses, cars, and trees on a clear street in Gainesville, Florida

Weather in October

October, like September, in Gainesville, Florida, is a moderately hot autumn month, with average temperature ranging between min 63.7°F (17.6°C) and max 81.1°F (27.3°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from a hot 88°F (31.1°C) in September, to a moderately hot 81.1°F (27.3°C). In Gainesville, the average low-temperature is 63.7°F (17.6°C).

Heat index

In October, the average heat index is calculated to 85.8°F (29.9°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. 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 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like wind, clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Gainesville, Florida, is 75%.

Rainfall

In Gainesville, in October, during 9.6 rainfall days, 1.57" (40mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Gainesville, during the entire year, the rain falls for 150.7 days and collects up to 23.78" (604mm) of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Gainesville is 11.4h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Gainesville is 7.3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Gainesville is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Gainesville?

In Gainesville, Florida, in October, the average high-temperature is 81.1°F (27.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 63.7°F (17.6°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that represents influence of the relative humidity to air temperaure, in October is evaluated at 85.8°F (29.9°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Gainesville?

The average relative humidity in October in Gainesville is 75%.

How many days does it rain in October in Gainesville?

In Gainesville, in October, during 9.6 rainfall days, 1.57" (40mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in October in Gainesville?

The average sunshine in October in Gainesville, Florida, is 7.3h.

How high is the UV index in October in Gainesville?

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in October
Gainesville, FL

Average temperature in October - Gainesville, FL
  • Average high temperature in October: 81.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (90.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (64.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 63.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (75°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (46.2°F).

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Average pressure in October
Gainesville, FL

Average pressure in October - Gainesville, 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").

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Average wind speed in October
Gainesville, FL

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

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (6.4mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in October
Gainesville, FL

Average humidity in October - Gainesville, 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 (71%).

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Average rainfall in October
Gainesville, FL

Average rainfall in October - Gainesville, FL
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.57"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (3.5").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.26").

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Average rainfall days in October
Gainesville, FL

Average rainfall days in October - Gainesville, FL
  • Average rainfall days in October: 9.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.5 days).

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

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Gainesville, 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: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h).

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Average sunshine days in October
Gainesville, FL

Average sunshine days in October - Gainesville, FL
  • Average sunshine days in October: 20.1 days

Months with the most sunshine days are January and November (20.8 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are June and July (9.2 days).

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Average UV index in October
Gainesville, FL

Average UV index in October - Gainesville, FL
  • Average UV index in October: 6

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in October
Gainesville, FL

Average cloud cover in October - Gainesville, FL
  • Average cloud cover in October: 29

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 38).
Months with the least cloud cover are May and October (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in October
Gainesville, FL

Average visibility in October - Gainesville, 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).

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