October weather forecast and climate
Amherst, NY

October, the same as September, in Amherst, New York, is a moderate autumn month, with average temperature fluctuating between 58.6°F (14.8°C) and 47.1°F (8.4°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature drops, from a pleasant 72°F (22.2°C) in September, to a mild 58.6°F (14.8°C). In October, in Amherst, the average low-temperature is 47.1°F (8.4°C).

Humidity

In Amherst, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Amherst, it is raining for 17.7 days, with typically 2.6" (66mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Amherst, there are 169.2 rainfall days, and 28.15" (715mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Amherst. October is the first month it typically snows in Amherst. Throughout October, in the average 0.9 snowfall days, it receives 0.16" (4mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 77.2 snowfall days, and 30.94" (786mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Amherst, New York, the average length of the day is 11h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 4.4h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in October transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in October in Amherst?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Amherst, is 58.6°F (14.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 47.1°F (8.4°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Amherst?

The average relative humidity in October in Amherst, New York, is 76%.

How many days does it rain in October in Amherst?

In October, in Amherst, New York, the rain falls for 17.7 days. Throughout October, 2.6" (66mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it start snowing in Amherst?

October is the first month it typically snows in Amherst. Throughout October, in the average 0.9 snowfall days, it receives 0.16" (4mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Amherst have in October?

In October, the average length of the day in Amherst, New York, is 11h.

How many hours of sunshine does Amherst have in October?

In Amherst, New York, the average sunshine in October is 4.4h.

How high is the UV index in October in Amherst?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Amherst is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average high temperature in October: 58.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 47.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.4°F).

Average pressure in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average pressure in October: 30"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.09").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92").

Average wind speed in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average wind speed in October: 9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.7mph).

Average humidity in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average humidity in October: 76%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (85%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are July, August and September (74%).

Average rainfall in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average rainfall in October: 2.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.81").

Average rainfall days in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average rainfall days in October: 17.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.6 days).

Average snowfall in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average snowfall in October: 0.16"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (7.64").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average daylight in October: 11h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.1h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 4.4h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2.3h).

Average sunshine days in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average sunshine days in October: 11.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (12.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (6.3 days).

Average UV index in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average UV index in October: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average cloud cover in October: 52

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 77).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

Average visibility in October - Amherst, NY
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

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