October weather forecast and climate
Charleston, West VA

The calm Kanawha River in front of Charleston, West Virginia, reflecting the city in its water
The calm Kanawha River in front of Charleston, West Virginia, reflecting the city in its water
October, the same as September, is another comfortable autumn month in Charleston, West Virginia, with average temperature fluctuating between 46.9°F (8.3°C) and 65.3°F (18.5°C).

Temperature

In Charleston, the average high-temperature decreases, from a moderately hot 77.9°F (25.5°C) in September, to a comfortable 65.3°F (18.5°C). In October, the average low-temperature is 46.9°F (8.3°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Charleston, in October, during 12.5 rainfall days, 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Charleston, West Virginia, there are 180.4 rainfall days, and 34.06" (865mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Charleston are January through May, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 1.22" (31mm) of snow. In Charleston, West Virginia, during the entire year, snow falls for 46.8 days, and aggregates up to 22.01" (559mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Charleston is 11.2h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 6h.

UV index

In Charleston, West Virginia, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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 Charleston?

In Charleston, West Virginia, in October, the average high-temperature is 65.3°F (18.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 46.9°F (8.3°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Charleston?

The average relative humidity in October in Charleston is 78%.

How many days does it rain in October in Charleston?

In Charleston, in October, during 12.5 rainfall days, 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it start snowing in Charleston?

October is the first month it typically snows in Charleston. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 1.22" (31mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Charleston have in October?

The average length of the day in October is 11.2h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Charleston?

The average sunshine in October in Charleston is 6h.

How high is the UV index in October in Charleston?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Charleston is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average high temperature in October: 65.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (38.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 46.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.3°F).

Average pressure in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average pressure in October: 30.06"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.98").

Average wind speed in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average wind speed in October: 5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (6.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4mph).

Average humidity in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average humidity in October: 78%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (82%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are June, July, August and November (76%).

Average rainfall in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average rainfall in October: 2.72"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.94").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.81").

Average rainfall days in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (20.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (11 days).

Average snowfall in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average snowfall in October: 1.22"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (5.51").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average daylight in October: 11.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 6h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.7h).

Average sunshine days in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average sunshine days in October: 16.5 days

Months with the most sunshine days are October and November (16.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (8.4 days).

Average UV index in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average UV index in October: 3

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

Average cloud cover in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average cloud cover in October: 41

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 63).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 33).

Average visibility in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average visibility in October: 5mi

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