October sees a moderate drop in temperatures in Midway Island with the averages registering in the warm 73°F (22.8°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) range. The hot and dry season gives way to pleasant conditions with gentle breezes in the evenings. The average precipitation is 3.8" (97mm) in October, but the tropical storm season is not yet over. Storms occasionally bring rain that lasts several days and makes it challenging to stay on the island. Visitors get opportunities for snorkeling and viewing the coral reefs when the bright sunshine pierces the tranquil and clear waters. Sea temperatures average a warm 77°F (25°C) and are suitable for swimming and diving. Keep in mind that the albatrosses have little to fear from humans with less contact from the human population. October has many sunny days to explore the beautiful islands, white sandy beaches, and exotic underwater marine life in Midway Island.