Weather in October
is the time of peak fall foliage in Washington
as the wet season beings in the state. Aspens, maples, larches, and many other trees display brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, gold, and purple. Washington is one of the best places in the United States for fall visits, with its broad palette of colors in the backdrop of panoramic mountains.
The average high temperatures are in the warm range of 52°F (11.1°C) to 62°F (16.7°C), while average low temperatures register in the cold 32°F (0°C) to 42°F (5.6°C). The skies are partly cloudy as the sunshine is moderate, and the breezy wind adds to the joy of driving through the scenic byways.
The harvest season is underway, and there is scarcely another period in the year with abundant food, fruits, and wine. Days gradually become shorter by the end of October in Washington, with even a few incidences of snow. A light sweater or a rain jacket is handy as the temperatures drop sharply after sunset.