Tampa
Florida, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Tampa, FL

The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida, with a beautiful skyline above
The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida, with a beautiful skyline above
October, like September, in Tampa, Florida, is a moderately hot autumn month, with average temperature varying between 83.1°F (28.4°C) and 70.2°F (21.2°C).

Temperature

In Tampa, Florida, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from a tropical 88.7°F (31.5°C) in September, to a warm 83.1°F (28.4°C). In Tampa, the average low-temperature is 70.2°F (21.2°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at a hot 88.9°F (31.6°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise 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 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, clothing, 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 Tampa is 71%.

Rainfall

In Tampa, in October, it is raining for 12.5 days, with typically 1.77" (45mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Tampa, during the entire year, the rain falls for 178.2 days and collects up to 32.87" (835mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In Tampa, the average seawater temperature is 81.1°F (27.3°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Tampa, the average sunshine in October is 7.6h.

UV index

In Tampa, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in October transform into the following instructions:
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. 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.

What is the temperature in October in Tampa?

The average high-temperature, in October, is 83.1°F (28.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 70.2°F (21.2°C). In October, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is appraised at 88.9°F (31.6°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Tampa?

In October, the average relative humidity in Tampa is 71%.

How much does it rain in Tampa in October?

In October, in Tampa, the rain falls for 12.5 days. Throughout October, 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in October in Tampa?

In Tampa, in October, the average water temperature is 81.1°F (27.3°C). 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.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in October in Tampa?

In October, the average sunshine in Tampa is 7.6h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Tampa?

In Tampa, Florida, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average high temperature in October: 83.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (90.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (67.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 70.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (53.4°F).

Average humidity in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average humidity in October: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (69%).

Average rainfall in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.77"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (5.67").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is November (1.26").

Average rainfall days in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (25.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is November (8.2 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average sea temperature in October: 81.2°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (64.8°F).

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

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

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.6h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.3h).

Average UV index in October - Tampa, 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).