October weather forecast
Madison, WI

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The State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, on a beautiful spring evening
The State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, on a beautiful spring evening

Weather in October

In October, Madison fully adorns the fall mantle with temperatures further declining to an average high of 57.4°F (14.1°C). This period witnesses the city veiled in a vibrancy of orange, yellow and red hues from the changing foliage. As daylight continues to decrease, Madisonians make the most of the sunny yet crisp autumn days. The weather, with its temperate conditions, makes it an excellent time for hiking and enjoying harvest festivals.

Temperature

A change in temperatures is noted as September gives way to October, with average highs reducing from a pleasant 71.1°F (21.7°C) to a refreshing 57.4°F (14.1°C). In October, the nighttime temperature in Madison lowers to an average of 41.7°F (5.4°C).

Humidity

The months with the lowest humidity in Madison are April and October, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

Rainfall

In Madison, in October, during 4.6 rainfall days, 0.55" (14mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 50.2 rainfall days, and 4.76" (121mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.5 snowfall days, it receives 0.16" (4mm) of snow. In Madison, during the entire year, snow falls for 22.6 days and aggregates up to 2.83" (72mm) of snow.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day in Madison, Wisconsin, is 11h and 1min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:55 am and sunset at 6:38 pm. On the last day of October, in Madison, sunrise is at 7:31 am and sunset at 5:50 pm CDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 5.2h.

UV index

In Madison, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: A typical high UV index of 2 in October suggests the following recommendations:
While most can endure approximately an hour in the sun without burning, children always require protection from sunlight. To guard against the harmful effects of the Sun, minimize exposure during midday. By wearing a generously brimmed hat, you can cut UV radiation exposure significantly. Note this! The Sun's UV radiation can nearly be doubled by the reflection off snow.
Updated: Feb 14, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us

Frequently asked questions

What is the average October temperature in Madison?

The high-temperature, in October, in Madison, records 57.4°F (14.1°C), while the low-temperature is 41.7°F (5.4°C).

What is the least humid month in Madison?

April and October, with an average relative humidity of 77%, are the least humid months.

What is the average humidity in October in Madison?

In October, the average relative humidity in Madison, Wisconsin, is 77%.

How much does it rain in Madison in October?

In Madison, Wisconsin, in October, it is raining for 4.6 days, with typically 0.55" (14mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When does it start snowing in Madison?

October is the first month it typically snows in Madison. Throughout October, in the average 0.5 snowfall days, it receives 0.16" (4mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in October in Madison?

The average day length in October in Madison, Wisconsin, is 11h and 1min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Madison?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:55 am and sunset at 6:38 pm. On the last day of the month, in Madison, Wisconsin, sunrise is at 7:31 am and sunset at 5:50 pm CDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Madison have in October?

The average sunshine duration in October in Madison is 5.2h.

How high is the UV index in October in Madison?

In Madison, Wisconsin, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
Madison, WI

Average temperature in October - Madison, WI
  • Average high temperature in October: 57.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (78.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 41.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10.8°F).

Average pressure in October
Madison, WI

Average pressure in October - Madison, WI
  • Average pressure in October: 29.99"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and February (30.11"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.91"Hg).

Average wind speed in October
Madison, WI

Average wind speed in October - Madison, WI
  • Average wind speed in October: 9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.6mph).

Average humidity in October
Madison, WI

Average humidity in October - Madison, WI
  • Average humidity in October: 77%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (88%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April and October (77%).

Average rainfall in October
Madison, WI

Average rainfall in October - Madison, WI
  • Average rainfall in October: 0.55"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (0.63").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, March, November and December (0.24").

Average rainfall days in October
Madison, WI

Average rainfall days in October - Madison, WI
  • Average rainfall days in October: 4.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (6.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (1.1 days).

Average snowfall in October
Madison, WI

Average snowfall in October - Madison, WI
  • Average snowfall in October: 0.16"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.94").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in October
Madison, WI

Average snowfall days in October - Madison, WI
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Madison, WI

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Madison, WI
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 18min).

Average sunshine days in October
Madison, WI

Average sunshine days in October - Madison, WI
  • Average sunshine days in October: 24.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (27 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (19.8 days).

Average UV index in October
Madison, WI

Average UV index in October - Madison, WI
  • Average UV index in October: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in October
Madison, WI

Average cloud cover in October - Madison, WI
  • Average cloud cover in October: 44

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 66).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 34).

Average visibility in October
Madison, WI

Average visibility in October - Madison, WI
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

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

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