October weather forecast
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

Weather in October

October, like September, in Sarasota, Florida, is a moderately hot autumn month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 82.6°F (28.1°C) and an average low of 71.8°F (22.1°C).

Temperature

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

Heat index

In October, the average heat index is computed to be a tropical 88.3°F (31.3°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 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 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like clothing, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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 Sarasota is 73%.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 14.3 days. Throughout October, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 183.1 rainfall days, and 34.92" (887mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Sarasota, the average seawater temperature in October is 81.5°F (27.5°C).
Note: Water temperature between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in October is 11h and 30min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:22 am and sunset at 7:16 pm. On the last day of October, in Sarasota, sunrise is at 7:39 am and sunset at 6:47 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 7.8h.

UV index

In Sarasota, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in October transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. 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. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, in October, the average high-temperature is 82.6°F (28.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 71.8°F (22.1°C). In October, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is computed to be 88.3°F (31.3°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, the average relative humidity in October is 73%.

How much does it rain in Sarasota in October?

In Sarasota, during October, the rain falls for 14.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in October in Sarasota?

In October, the average ocean temperature 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?

In October, the average day length in Sarasota is 11h and 30min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in October in Sarasota?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:22 am and sunset at 7:16 pm. On the last day of the month, in Sarasota, Florida, sunrise is at 7:39 am and sunset at 6:47 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Sarasota have in October?

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

How high is the UV index 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 risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in October
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average pressure in October
Sarasota, FL

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

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

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Average wind speed in October
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average humidity in October
Sarasota, FL

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

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

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Average rainfall in October
Sarasota, FL

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").

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Average rainfall days in October
Sarasota, FL

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).
The months with the least rainy days are January, February and November (8.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Sarasota, FL

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).

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

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Sarasota, FL
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 30min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 50min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 27min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in October
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average UV index in October
Sarasota, FL

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

The 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).

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Average cloud cover in October
Sarasota, FL

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

The 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).

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Average visibility in October
Sarasota, FL

Average visibility in October - Sarasota, 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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