October weather forecast
Des Moines, IA

City buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
City buildings in Des Moines, Iowa

Weather in October

October, like September, is a moderate autumn month in Des Moines, Iowa, with temperature in the range of an average low of 45°F (7.2°C) and an average high of 60.6°F (15.9°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature significantly decreases from a warm 75.6°F (24.2°C) in September to a mild 60.6°F (15.9°C). In Des Moines, the average low-temperature is 45°F (7.2°C).

Humidity

The least humid month in Des Moines is October, with an average relative humidity of 70%.

Rainfall

In Des Moines, during October, the rain falls for 8.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.18" (30mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Des Moines, there are 114.4 rainfall days, and 16.38" (416mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Des Moines. October is the first month it typically snows in Des Moines. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 0.2" (5mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 30.9 snowfall days, and 7.36" (187mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Des Moines, the average length of the day in October is 11h and 4min.
On the first day of October in Des Moines, Iowa, sunrise is at 7:11 am and sunset at 6:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:45 am and sunset at 6:10 pm CDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 5.6h.

UV index

In Des Moines, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in October transform into the following instructions:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Des Moines?

In October, in Des Moines, Iowa, the average high-temperature is 60.6°F (15.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 45°F (7.2°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, in August is estimated at 87.8°F (31°C).

What is the least humid month in Des Moines?

With an average relative humidity of 70%, October is the least humid month in Des Moines, Iowa.

What is the average humidity in October in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, the average relative humidity in October is 70%.

How much does it rain in Des Moines in October?

In Des Moines, Iowa, in October, it is raining for 8.5 days, with typically 1.18" (30mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Des Moines?

October is the first month it typically snows in Des Moines, Iowa. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 0.2" (5mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Des Moines have in October?

The average day length in October is 11h and 4min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Des Moines?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:11 am and sunset at 6:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:45 am and sunset at 6:10 pm CDT.

How long on average sun shines in October in Des Moines?

In October, the average sunshine duration in Des Moines is 5.6h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Des Moines?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
Des Moines, IA

Average temperature in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in October: 60.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 45°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (15.1°F).

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Average pressure in October
Des Moines, IA

Average pressure in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average pressure in October: 30.01"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.88"Hg).

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Average wind speed in October
Des Moines, IA

Average wind speed in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average wind speed in October: 9.5mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February, March and April (10.3mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (7mph).

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Average humidity in October
Des Moines, IA

Average humidity in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in October: 70%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and June (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in October
Des Moines, IA

Average rainfall in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.18"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.76").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.47").

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Average rainfall days in October
Des Moines, IA

Average rainfall days in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 8.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (15.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Des Moines, IA

Average snowfall in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in October: 0.2"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.24").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in October
Des Moines, IA

Average snowfall days in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Des Moines, IA

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 8min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 13min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5h and 36min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in October
Des Moines, IA

Average sunshine days in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average sunshine days in October: 21.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.2 days).

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Average UV index in October
Des Moines, IA

Average UV index in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average UV index in October: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in October
Des Moines, IA

Average cloud cover in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average cloud cover in October: 36

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 54).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and September (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in October
Des Moines, IA

Average visibility in October - Des Moines, IA
  • 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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