Detroit
Michigan, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
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
October, like September, is a moderate autumn month in Detroit, Michigan, with average temperature fluctuating between 47.5°F (8.6°C) and 58.8°F (14.9°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Detroit, in October, during 14.5 rainfall days, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 152.1 rainfall days, and 23.43" (595mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. 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, Michigan, during the entire year, snow falls for 54.3 days, and aggregates up to 14.84" (377mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature is 60.4°F (15.8°C).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 60.4°F (15.8°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day in Detroit is 11h.

Sunshine

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

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 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. 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 snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in October in Detroit?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Detroit, Michigan, is 58.8°F (14.9°C), while the average low-temperature is 47.5°F (8.6°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Detroit?

The average relative humidity in October in Detroit is 74%.

How much does it rain in Detroit in October?

In Detroit, Michigan, during October, the rain falls for 14.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Detroit?

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

How cold is the water in October in Detroit?

In Detroit, 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).

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

In Detroit, Michigan, the average length of the day in October is 11h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Detroit?

In October, the average sunshine is 5.7h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Detroit?

In Detroit, Michigan, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
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).

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

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

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 lowest rainfall) is February (1.22").

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 lowest number of rainy days is January (7.1 days).

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

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

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).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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).

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.1h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5.7h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.2h).

Average UV index in October - Detroit, MI
  • Average UV index in October: 2

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).