Halifax
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Halifax, Canada

October, like September, is a moderate autumn month in Halifax, Canada, with average temperature varying between 6.4°C (43.5°F) and 13.4°C (56.1°F).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature decreases, from a comfortable 19.3°C (66.7°F) in September, to a moderate 13.4°C (56.1°F). In October, in Halifax, the average low-temperature is 6.4°C (43.5°F).

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity in Halifax is 66.9%.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 14.1 days. Throughout October, 124.1mm (4.9") of precipitation is accumulated. In Halifax, during the entire year, the rain falls for 142.9 days and collects up to 1313.8mm (51.7") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.1 snowfall days, it receives 1mm (0") of snow. Throughout the year, there are 25.3 snowfall days, and 1542mm (60.7") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Halifax, Canada, the average water temperature is 13.8°C (56.8°F).
Note: Swimming in 13.8°C (56.8°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

In Halifax, the average length of the day is 11h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Halifax is 5.1h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Halifax is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation 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 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in October in Halifax?

In Halifax, in October, the average high-temperature is 13.4°C (56.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 6.4°C (43.5°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Halifax?

In October, the average relative humidity is 66.9%.

How many days does it rain in October in Halifax?

In Halifax, in October, during 14.1 rainfall days, 124.1mm (4.9") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it start to snow in Halifax?

October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.1 snowfall days, it receives 1mm (0") of snow.

What is the sea water temperature in October in Halifax?

In October, the average sea temperature in Halifax is 13.8°C (56.8°F). Swimming in 13.8°C (56.8°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

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

In Halifax, Canada, the average length of the day in October is 11h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Halifax?

In Halifax, the average sunshine in October is 5.1h.

How high is the UV index in October in Halifax?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Halifax is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Halifax, Canada
  • Average high temperature in October: 13.4°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (23.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-0.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 6.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (15.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-8.2°C).

Average humidity in October - Halifax, Canada
  • Average humidity in October: 66.9%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (75.5%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (61.9%).

Average rainfall in October - Halifax, Canada
  • Average rainfall in October: 124.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (143.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (75.1mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Halifax, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in October: 14.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (15.7 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (6.5 days).

Average snowfall in October - Halifax, Canada
  • Average snowfall in October: 1mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (431mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in October - Halifax, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.8 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Halifax, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in October: 13.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (17.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (0.8°C).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Halifax, Canada
  • Average daylight in October: 11h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5.1h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3.4h).

Average UV index in October - Halifax, Canada
  • Average UV index in October: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).