Santa Fe
New Mexico, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Santa Fe, NM

Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico
October, like September, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is another enjoyable autumn month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 35.4°F (1.9°C) and an average high of 66.6°F (19.2°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature drops, from a moderately hot 77.7°F (25.4°C) in September, to an enjoyable 66.6°F (19.2°C). In Santa Fe, the average low-temperature is 35.4°F (1.9°C).

Rainfall

In Santa Fe, during October, the rain falls for 5.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.3" (33.8mm) of precipitation. In Santa Fe, during the entire year, the rain falls for 65.7 days and collects up to 14.2" (360.3mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Santa Fe are January through April, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.3 snowfall days, it receives 1" (25.4mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Santa Fe, there are 8.4 snowfall days, and 23" (584.3mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day in Santa Fe is 11.3h.

Sunshine

In Santa Fe, the average sunshine is 9h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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.

What is the temperature in October in Santa Fe?

In October, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the average high-temperature is 66.6°F (19.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 35.4°F (1.9°C).

How much does it rain in Santa Fe in October?

In Santa Fe, in October, during 5.2 rainfall days, 1.3" (33.8mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it start snowing in Santa Fe?

October is the first month it typically snows in Santa Fe. Throughout October, in the average 0.3 snowfall days, it receives 1" (25.4mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in October in Santa Fe?

In October, the average length of the day in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 11.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Santa Fe have in October?

In October, the average sunshine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 9h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average high temperature in October: 66.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (43.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 35.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (54.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (17.4°F).

Average rainfall in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.3"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.3").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (0.5").

Average rainfall days in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall days in October: 5.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (10.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (3.4 days).

Average snowfall in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall in October: 1"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (8").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (2.2 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average daylight in October: 11.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 9h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h).

Average UV index in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average UV index in October: 6

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).