October weather forecast
Lancaster, PA

The city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in a stunning early morning panorama
The city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in a stunning early morning panorama

Weather in October

October, the same as September, is another comfortable autumn month in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with an average temperature fluctuating between 63.3°F (17.4°C) and 47.3°F (8.5°C).

Temperature

In Lancaster, the average high-temperature in October drops from a moderately hot 74.8°F (23.8°C) in September to an enjoyable 63.3°F (17.4°C). In Lancaster, in October, the average low-temperature is 47.3°F (8.5°C).

Humidity

In Lancaster, the average relative humidity in October is 80%.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 12.3 days. Throughout October, 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 153.4 rainfall days, and 28.27" (718mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

May through October are months without snowfall.

Daylight

In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the average length of the day in October is 11h and 8min.
On the first day of October, sunrise is at 7:01 am and sunset at 6:47 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:33 am and sunset at 6:04 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 5.4h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Lancaster is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Lancaster?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Lancaster, is 63.3°F (17.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 47.3°F (8.5°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in August is calculated to be 86°F (30°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Lancaster?

In October, the average relative humidity is 80%.

How much does it rain in Lancaster in October?

In October, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the rain falls for 12.3 days. Throughout October, 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Lancaster?

In Lancaster, snow does not fall in May through October.

Does it snow in Lancaster in October?

In Lancaster, in October, it doesn't snow. In November, it regularly snows.

How many hours of daylight does Lancaster have in October?

In Lancaster, the average day length in October is 11h and 8min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Lancaster?

On the first day of October in Lancaster, sunrise is at 7:01 am and sunset at 6:47 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:33 am and sunset at 6:04 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in October in Lancaster?

In October, the average sunshine duration is 5.4h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Lancaster?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in October
Lancaster, PA

Average temperature in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average high temperature in October: 63.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (35.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 47.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.2°F).

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Average pressure in October
Lancaster, PA

Average pressure in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average pressure in October: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.13"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94"Hg).

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Average wind speed in October
Lancaster, PA

Average wind speed in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average wind speed in October: 7.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.1mph).

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Average humidity in October
Lancaster, PA

Average humidity in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average humidity in October: 80%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (76%).

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Average rainfall in October
Lancaster, PA

Average rainfall in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average rainfall in October: 2.24"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.35").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and September (1.89").

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Average rainfall days in October
Lancaster, PA

Average rainfall days in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (8 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Lancaster, PA

Average snowfall in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average snowfall in October: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (3.66").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in October
Lancaster, PA

Average snowfall days in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Lancaster, PA

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 8min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 58min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 23min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in October
Lancaster, PA

Average sunshine days in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average sunshine days in October: 16.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (19.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (11.3 days).

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Average UV index in October
Lancaster, PA

Average UV index in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average UV index in October: 3

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

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Average cloud cover in October
Lancaster, PA

Average cloud cover in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average cloud cover in October: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 33).

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Average visibility in October
Lancaster, PA

Average visibility in October - Lancaster, PA
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

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

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