October weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

Weather in October

October, like September, is another subzero cold autumn month in Iqaluit, Canada, with average temperature varying between -1°C (30.2°F) and -6.4°C (20.5°F).

Temperature

In Iqaluit, the average high-temperature decreases, from a wintry 5.2°C (41.4°F) in September, to a freezing cold -1°C (30.2°F). The average low-temperature, in Iqaluit, is -6.4°C (20.5°F).

Humidity

October is the most humid month in Iqaluit, Canada, with an average relative humidity of 78.1%.

Rainfall

In October, in Iqaluit, the rain falls for 2.2 days. Throughout October, 6.8mm (0.27") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 51.7 rainfall days, and 197.2mm (7.76") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, August through December. In Iqaluit, during 13.7 snowfall days, 294mm (11.57") of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Iqaluit, there are 113.4 snowfall days, and 2293mm (90.28") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature in Iqaluit is 1°C (33.8°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In Iqaluit, the average length of the day is 9.7h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Iqaluit is 1.7h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Iqaluit, Canada, is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 interpret into the following advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.
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FAQ

What is the most humid month in Iqaluit?

October is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 78.1%.

What is the average humidity in October in Iqaluit?

The average relative humidity in October in Iqaluit, Canada, is 78.1%.

How many days does it rain in October in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, during October, the rain falls for 2.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 6.8mm (0.27") of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Iqaluit in October?

In Iqaluit, during October, snow falls for 13.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 294mm (11.57") of snow.

What is the water temperature in October in Iqaluit?

In October, the average sea temperature is 1°C (33.8°F). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

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

In October, the average length of the day in Iqaluit, Canada, is 9.7h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, the average sunshine in October is 1.7h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Iqaluit?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Iqaluit, Canada, is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in October
Iqaluit, Canada

Average temperature in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in October: -1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: -6.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

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Average humidity in October
Iqaluit, Canada

Average humidity in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in October: 78.1%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

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Average rainfall in October
Iqaluit, Canada

Average rainfall in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in October: 6.8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Iqaluit, Canada

Average rainfall days in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in October: 2.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Iqaluit, Canada

Average snowfall in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in October: 294mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the least snowfall is July (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in October
Iqaluit, Canada

Average snowfall days in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in October: 13.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Iqaluit, Canada

Average sea temperature in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in October: 1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and March (-2°C).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Iqaluit, Canada

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average daylight in October: 9.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 1.7h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

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Average UV index in October
Iqaluit, Canada

Average UV index in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in October: 1

Months with the highest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).

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