Diego Garcia
British Indian Ocean Territory
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

Palm trees bent towards the ocean in a lagoon beach in Diego Garcia, within the British Indian Ocean Territory
Palm trees bent towards the ocean in a lagoon beach in Diego Garcia, within the British Indian Ocean Territory
October, the same as September, in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, is a hot spring month, with average temperature varying between 27°C (80.6°F) and 30°C (86°F).

Temperature

March through November, with an average high-temperature of 30°C (86°F), are the coldest months.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 15 days. Throughout October, 285mm (11.2") of precipitation is accumulated. In Diego Garcia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 123 days and collects up to 2213mm (87.1") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature is 28°C (82.4°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In Diego Garcia, the average length of the day in October is 12.3h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Diego Garcia is 7.6h.

UV index

January through April, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
In October, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What are the coldest months in Diego Garcia?

March through November, with an average high-temperature of 30°C (86°F), are the coldest months in Diego Garcia.

What is the temperature in October in Diego Garcia?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, is 30°C (86°F), while the average low-temperature is 27°C (80.6°F).

How much does it rain in Diego Garcia in October?

In Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, in October, it is raining for 15 days, with typically 285mm (11.2") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in October in Diego Garcia?

In October, the average sea temperature in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, is 28°C (82.4°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

What is the average length of the day in October in Diego Garcia?

In October, the average length of the day in Diego Garcia is 12.3h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Diego Garcia?

In October, the average sunshine in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, is 7.6h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Diego Garcia?

Months with the highest UV index in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, are January through April, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Diego Garcia?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average high temperature in October: 30°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February and December (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 27°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January, March, April, May, August, September, October and December (27°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are February, June, July and November (26°C).

Average rainfall in October - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average rainfall in October: 285mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (298mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (18mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average rainfall days in October: 15 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (17 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are February and March (1 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average sea temperature in October: 28°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are March and April (29°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are June, July, August and September (27°C).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average daylight in October: 12.3h

Months with the longest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with shortest days are June and July (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.6h

The month with most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
Months with least sunshine are June and September (Average sunshine: 6.7).

Average UV index in October - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average UV index in October: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).