Weather in October
reaches the zenith of colors, with the fall foliage at its peak in Massachusetts
. The 7 hours of daily sunshine keeps the days warm, but the evenings cool rapidly. The fall foliage is at its peak with brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, and purple. The western forests and highlands are particularly impressive during fall, and see a large number of tourist footfalls.
The average high temperatures are in the range of 55°F (12.8°C) to 60°F (15.6°C), while average low temperatures register around 35°F (1.7°C) to 48°F (8.9°C) statewide. The skies are partly cloudy, with rainy afternoons and breezy evenings.
The days become short by the end of October, and the leaves start to fall. Wildlife is active in the autumn, as the abundant number of ducks, deer, and wild turkeys keep the hunting season alive. It is fine to wear regular clothes during the day, but evenings ask for warm clothes. October is the last month of temperate weather in Massachusetts.