October weather forecast and climate
Sarasota, FL

The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with tall buildings across the water
The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with tall buildings across the water
October, like September, in Sarasota, Florida, is a moderately hot autumn month, with average temperature varying between 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 71.8°F (22.1°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in September - a moderately hot 82.6°F (28.1°C). In October, in Sarasota, the average low-temperature is 71.8°F (22.1°C).

Heat index

In October, the average heat index is estimated at a tropical 88.3°F (31.3°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 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like wind, pregnancy, 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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

In Sarasota, the average relative humidity is 73%.

Rainfall

In Sarasota, during 14.3 rainfall days, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 183.1 rainfall days, and 34.92" (887mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature is 81.5°F (27.5°C).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day is 11.5h.

Sunshine

In Sarasota, the average sunshine is 7.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Sarasota is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in October in Sarasota?

In October, in Sarasota, Florida, the average high-temperature is 82.6°F (28.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 71.8°F (22.1°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, in October is appraised at 88.3°F (31.3°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Sarasota?

In October, the average relative humidity is 73%.

How many days does it rain in October in Sarasota?

In October, in Sarasota, the rain falls for 14.3 days. Throughout October, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in October in Sarasota?

In October, the average ocean temperature in Sarasota, Florida, is 81.5°F (27.5°C). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Sarasota have in October?

The average length of the day in October in Sarasota is 11.5h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Sarasota?

In October, the average sunshine in Sarasota is 7.8h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Sarasota?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Sarasota is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average high temperature in October: 82.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (88.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (68.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 71.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (56.1°F).

Average pressure in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average pressure in October: 29.97"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.13").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.95").

Average wind speed in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average wind speed in October: 9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.4mph).

Average humidity in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average humidity in October: 73%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (76%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March, April and May (72%).

Average rainfall in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.93"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (6.42").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and November (1.06").

Average rainfall days in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall days in October: 14.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (26.8 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, February and November (8.3 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average sea temperature in October: 81.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (64.1°F).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average daylight in October: 11.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.8h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.5h).

Average sunshine days in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average sunshine days in October: 14.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (21.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (2.5 days).

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

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 4).

Average cloud cover in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average cloud cover in October: 26

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 30).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 22).

Average visibility in October - Sarasota, 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).