October weather forecast
Tampa, FL

The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida
The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida

Weather in October

October, the same as September, is a moderately hot autumn month in Tampa, Florida, with an average temperature fluctuating between 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 83.1°F (28.4°C).

Temperature

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

Heat index

In October, the average heat index is estimated at a tropical 88.9°F (31.6°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 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 activity, wind, clothing, and metabolic differences affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index 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

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

Rainfall

In Tampa, in October, during 12.5 rainfall days, 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Tampa, Florida, there are 178.2 rainfall days, and 32.87" (835mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean 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 October, the average length of the day is 11h and 29min.
On the first day of October, sunrise is at 7:22 am and sunset at 7:16 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:40 am and sunset at 6:46 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October in Tampa is 7.6h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Tampa is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average 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. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Tampa?

In Tampa, Florida, in October, the average high-temperature is 83.1°F (28.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 70.2°F (21.2°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in October is estimated at 88.9°F (31.6°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Tampa?

The average relative humidity in October in Tampa, Florida, is 71%.

How many days does it rain in October in Tampa?

In Tampa, Florida, in October, it is raining for 12.5 days, with typically 1.77" (45mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in October in Tampa?

In Tampa, Florida, the average seawater temperature in October 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.

How many hours of daylight does Tampa have in October?

The average day length in October in Tampa, Florida, is 11h and 29min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in October in Tampa?

On the first day of October in Tampa, sunrise is at 7:22 am and sunset at 7:16 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:40 am and sunset at 6:46 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Tampa have in October?

In October, the average sunshine duration is 7.6h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Tampa?

In Tampa, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in October
Tampa, FL

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).

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Average pressure in October
Tampa, FL

Average pressure in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average pressure in October: 29.98"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.14"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in October
Tampa, FL

Average wind speed in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average wind speed in October: 7.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (7.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (5.8mph).

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Average humidity in October
Tampa, FL

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%).

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Average rainfall in October
Tampa, FL

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 least rainfall) is November (1.26").

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Average rainfall days in October
Tampa, FL

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 least rainy days is November (8.2 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Tampa, FL

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).

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

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 29min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 53min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 25min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7h and 36min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 10h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in October
Tampa, FL

Average sunshine days in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average sunshine days in October: 16.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.3 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are July and August (4.3 days).

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Average UV index in October
Tampa, FL

Average UV index in October - Tampa, 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
Tampa, FL

Average cloud cover in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average cloud cover in October: 27

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 33).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 24).

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Average visibility in October
Tampa, FL

Average visibility in October - Tampa, 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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