October weather forecast
Durham, NH

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Weather in October

October in Durham introduces crisp fall weather with cooler temperatures, especially when compared to the previous month. The noticeable shift in weather brings about the peak of the fall season. Although rainfall rises to 2.87" (73mm), the pleasant weather allows for fantastic views of autumn colors. With this progression of fall, Durham offers a cornucopia of autumnal activities. As the month ends, residents prepare themselves for the increasingly colder temperatures and anticipate the arrival of winter.

Temperature

Durham's transition into October involves a shift in temperature, receding from a pleasant 69.6°F (20.9°C) in September to a refreshing 58.1°F (14.5°C). Durham, during October, witnesses an average low-temperature of 46.2°F (7.9°C).

Humidity

In Durham, the average relative humidity in October is 78%.

Rainfall

The wettest months in Durham are October and December, with an average 2.87" (73mm) of rainfall.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.2 snowfall days, it receives 0.28" (7mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Durham, New Hampshire, there are 35.1 snowfall days, and 18.78" (477mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in October in Durham is 11h and 1min.
On the first day of October in Durham, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 6:24 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:18 am and sunset at 5:36 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 6h.

UV index

In Durham, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The UV index of 3 in October translates into these instructions:
Guard yourself - Precautionary measures against sun damage are advocated. Avoid the Sun's strongest UV rays by seeking shade and limiting exposure during midday. A hat with a generous brim can prevent nearly 50% of UV rays from reaching your eyes. Note well! The intensity of the Sun's UV rays can be nearly doubled by snow reflection.
Updated: Feb 13, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What is the usual temperature for Durham in October?

October temperatures in Durham vary between a high-temperature of 58.1°F (14.5°C) and a low-temperature of 46.2°F (7.9°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Durham?

In October, the average relative humidity is 78%.

What is the rainiest month in Durham?

The wettest months in Durham, New Hampshire, are October and December, with an average 2.87" (73mm) of rainfall.

How many days does it rain in October in Durham?

In Durham, in October, it is raining for 13.3 days, with typically 2.87" (73mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When does it start snowing in Durham?

October is the first month it typically snows in Durham, New Hampshire. Throughout October, in the average 0.2 snowfall days, it receives 0.28" (7mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Durham have in October?

In Durham, the average day length in October is 11h and 1min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in October in Durham?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 6:24 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:18 am and sunset at 5:36 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in October in Durham?

The average sunshine duration in October in Durham, New Hampshire, is 6h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Durham?

In Durham, New Hampshire, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
Durham, NH

Average temperature in October - Durham, NH
  • Average high temperature in October: 58.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (77.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 46.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.8°F).

Average pressure in October
Durham, NH

Average pressure in October - Durham, NH
  • Average pressure in October: 30"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.06"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

Average wind speed in October
Durham, NH

Average wind speed in October - Durham, NH
  • Average wind speed in October: 8.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (10.8mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (6.2mph).

Average humidity in October
Durham, NH

Average humidity in October - Durham, NH
  • Average humidity in October: 78%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (80%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April and November (75%).

Average rainfall in October
Durham, NH

Average rainfall in October - Durham, NH
  • Average rainfall in October: 2.87"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are October and December (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.46").

Average rainfall days in October
Durham, NH

Average rainfall days in October - Durham, NH
  • Average rainfall days in October: 13.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (15 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.6 days).

Average snowfall in October
Durham, NH

Average snowfall in October - Durham, NH
  • Average snowfall in October: 0.28"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (4.53").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in October
Durham, NH

Average snowfall days in October - Durham, NH
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.2 days

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

Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Durham, NH

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Durham, NH
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 6h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 4h and 48min).

Average sunshine days in October
Durham, NH

Average sunshine days in October - Durham, NH
  • Average sunshine days in October: 15.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (17.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (13.2 days).

Average UV index in October
Durham, NH

Average UV index in October - Durham, NH
  • Average UV index in October: 3

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in October
Durham, NH

Average cloud cover in October - Durham, NH
  • Average cloud cover in October: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

Average visibility in October
Durham, NH

Average visibility in October - Durham, NH
  • 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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