October weather forecast
Vancouver, Canada

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The Coal Harbor, and trees of the Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
The Coal Harbor, and trees of the Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada

Weather in October

October in Vancouver is a quintessential autumn month with dropping temperatures and an increased probability of rain. The city witnesses an almost twofold increase in rainfall, from 82mm (3.23") in September to 140mm (5.51") in October. Cool gusts of wind channel the true spirit of fall, leading to a natural spectacle of falling leaves and serene landscapes. The shorter days and crisp air call for warmer clothing as residents brace themselves for the upcoming winter months. October's pronounced change in weather sets the stage for approaching November, moving away from milder September.

Temperature

October ushers in a minor alteration in Vancouver's climate, with the average high-temperature moving from September's enjoyable 16.3°C (61.3°F) to a fresh 11.8°C (53.2°F). An average low-temperature of 8.2°C (46.8°F) characterizes Vancouver's October nights.

Humidity

In Vancouver, the average relative humidity in October is 81%.

Rainfall

In Vancouver, in October, during 17.2 rainfall days, 140mm (5.51") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Vancouver, Canada, there are 192.4 rainfall days, and 1325mm (52.17") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Vancouver, snow does not fall in May through October.

Sea temperature

In Vancouver, Canada, the average seawater temperature in October is 10.1°C (50.2°F).
Note: Swimming in 10.1°C (50.2°F) at temperatures under 10°C (50°F) requires thermal swimsuits; otherwise, one can face cold shock and breathing difficulty. Even brief immersion at 13°C (55.4°F) feels frosty.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day in Vancouver, Canada, is 10h and 45min.
On the first day of October in Vancouver, sunrise is at 7:13 am and sunset at 6:50 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:00 am and sunset at 5:51 pm PDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 5.1h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The UV index of 3 in October translates into these instructions:
Heed the precautions - It is counselled to guard against solar damage. Solar radiation peaks around mid-day, so it's wise to limit exposure to the Sun at this time. In bright sunlight, prioritize sunglasses that grant protection from UVA and UVB radiation.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the temperature in October in Vancouver?

An average high-temperature, in October, in Vancouver, is 11.8°C (53.2°F) and the average low-temperature is 8.2°C (46.8°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average relative humidity in October is 81%.

How much does it rain in Vancouver in October?

In Vancouver, Canada, in October, it is raining for 17.2 days, with typically 140mm (5.51") of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, snow does not fall in May through October.

Does it snow in Vancouver in October?

In Vancouver, Canada, in October, it doesn't snow. In November, it regularly snows.

How cold is the water in October in Vancouver?

In October, the average sea temperature in Vancouver is 10.1°C (50.2°F). Swimming in 10.1°C (50.2°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.

How many hours of daylight does Vancouver have in October?

In October, the average day length is 10h and 45min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in October in Vancouver?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:13 am and sunset at 6:50 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:00 am and sunset at 5:51 pm PDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Vancouver have in October?

The average sunshine duration in October in Vancouver, Canada, is 5.1h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average temperature in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average high temperature in October: 11.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (19.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (4.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 8.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (13.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (1.9°C).

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Average pressure in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average pressure in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average pressure in October: 1016.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1018.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is March (1015.7mbar).

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Average wind speed in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average wind speed in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average wind speed in October: 9.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (11.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.3km/h).

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Average humidity in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average humidity in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average humidity in October: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (75%).

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Average rainfall in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average rainfall in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall in October: 140mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (209mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (24mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average rainfall days in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in October: 17.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (20.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (8.8 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average snowfall in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall in October: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (67mm).
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average snowfall days in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (3.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average sea temperature in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in October: 10.1°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (11.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (6.8°C).

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

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average daylight in October: 10h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 3h and 54min).

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Average sunshine days in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average sunshine days in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sunshine days in October: 12.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (19.4 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are February and March (8.3 days).

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Average UV index in October
Vancouver, Canada

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

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average cloud cover in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average cloud cover in October: 45

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 59).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in October
Vancouver, Canada

Average visibility in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average visibility in October: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December (9km).

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