West Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Scenic view of palm trees along the white sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean, on the Coast of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Scenic view of palm trees along the white sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean, on the Coast of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
October, like September, in West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, is another warm spring month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 29°C (84.2°F) and an average low of 24°C (75.2°F).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in September - a still moderately hot 29°C (84.2°F). In West Island, in October, the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

Rainfall

October is the month with the least rainfall in West Island. Rain falls for 12 days and accumulates 99mm (3.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

July through December, with an average sea temperature of 27°C (80.6°F), are months with the coldest seawater. For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In West Island, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

Sunshine

In West Island, the average sunshine in October is 12h.

UV index

January through April, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
The average daily UV index of 12 transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. 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 strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in October in West Island?

The average high-temperature, in October, in West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, is 29°C (84.2°F), while the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How many days does it rain in October in West Island?

In October, the rain falls for 12 days. Throughout October, 99mm (3.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in West Island?

October is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 12 days and accumulates 99mm (3.9") of precipitation.

What are the months with the coldest sea water in West Island?

July through December, with an average sea temperature of 27°C (80.6°F), are months with the coldest seawater in West Island. 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.

How warm is the water in October in West Island?

In West Island, in October, the average water temperature is 27°C (80.6°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 West Island?

In October, the average length of the day in West Island is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does West Island have in October?

In West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the average sunshine in October is 12h.

When is the highest UV index in West Island?

January through April, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.

How high is the UV index in October in West Island?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average high temperature in October: 29°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are February, March and April (30°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are June, July, August and September (28°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are March and April (25°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July, August and September (23°C).

Average rainfall in October - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average rainfall in October: 99mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (255mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (99mm).

Average rainfall days in October - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are May and July (20 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is December (11 days).

Average sea temperature in October - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average sea temperature in October: 27°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May and June (28°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July, August, September, October, November and December (27°C).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average daylight in October: 12.4h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12.8h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 12h

Months with most sunshine are May and July (Average sunshine: 20h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 11h).

Average UV index in October - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average UV index in October: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 8).