October weather forecast
Detroit, MI

The downtown city of Detroit, Michigan viewed from a bird
The downtown city of Detroit, Michigan viewed from a bird's eye angle

Weather in October

October, like September, is another mild autumn month in Detroit, Michigan, with an average temperature varying between 47.5°F (8.6°C) and 58.8°F (14.9°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature decreases from an agreeable 72.3°F (22.4°C) in September to a mild 58.8°F (14.9°C). In October, in Detroit, the average low-temperature is 47.5°F (8.6°C).

Humidity

In Detroit, Michigan, the average relative humidity in October is 74%.

Rainfall

In Detroit, Michigan, in October, during 14.5 rainfall days, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Detroit, during the entire year, the rain falls for 152.1 days and collects up to 23.43" (595mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. October is the first month it typically snows in Detroit. Throughout October, in the average 0.2 snowfall days, it receives 0.04" (1mm) of snow. In Detroit, during the entire year, snow falls for 54.3 days and aggregates up to 14.84" (377mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Detroit, the average water temperature is 60.4°F (15.8°C).
Note: Swimming in 60.4°F (15.8°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

The average length of the day in October in Detroit is 11h and 3min.
On the first day of October, sunrise is at 7:29 am and sunset at 7:14 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:04 am and sunset at 6:27 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Detroit is 5.7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Detroit is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in October interpret into the following advice:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in October in Detroit?

In October, the average relative humidity is 74%.

How many days does it rain in October in Detroit?

In Detroit, Michigan, in October, during 14.5 rainfall days, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it start snowing in Detroit?

October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.2 snowfall days, it receives 0.04" (1mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in October in Detroit?

In Detroit, Michigan, the average seawater temperature in October is 60.4°F (15.8°C). Swimming in 60.4°F (15.8°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

How many hours of daylight does Detroit have in October?

The average day length in October in Detroit is 11h and 3min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Detroit?

On the first day of October, sunrise is at 7:29 am and sunset at 7:14 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:04 am and sunset at 6:27 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in October in Detroit?

The average sunshine duration in October in Detroit is 5.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Detroit?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Detroit, Michigan, is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
Detroit, MI

Average temperature in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average high temperature in October: 58.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 47.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.6°F).

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Average pressure in October
Detroit, MI

Average pressure in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average pressure in October: 30"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.1"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in October
Detroit, MI

Average wind speed in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average wind speed in October: 9.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (10.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.8mph).

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Average humidity in October
Detroit, MI

Average humidity in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average humidity in October: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (85%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are July and August (73%).

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Average rainfall in October
Detroit, MI

Average rainfall in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.93"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (1.22").

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Average rainfall days in October
Detroit, MI

Average rainfall days in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average rainfall days in October: 14.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (16.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (7.1 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Detroit, MI

Average snowfall in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average snowfall in October: 0.04"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (4.29").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in October
Detroit, MI

Average snowfall days in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Detroit, MI

Average sea temperature in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average sea temperature in October: 60.3°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (75.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (32.7°F).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Detroit, MI

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 3min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 14min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 8min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 12min).

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Average sunshine days in October
Detroit, MI

Average sunshine days in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average sunshine days in October: 13.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (15.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (10.7 days).

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Average UV index in October
Detroit, MI

Average UV index in October - Detroit, MI
  • 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 December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in October
Detroit, MI

Average cloud cover in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average cloud cover in October: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 67).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in October
Detroit, MI

Average visibility in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (5mi).

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