October weather forecast and climate
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Weather in October

October, like September, in Cartagena, Costa Rica, is another warm autumn month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 23.7°C (74.7°F) and an average high of 28.7°C (83.7°F).

Temperature

October is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 28.7°C (83.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 23.7°C (74.7°F).

Heat index

In October, the average heat index is calculated to be a tropical 34.7°C (94.5°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

October is the most humid month in Cartagena, with an average relative humidity of 84%.

Rainfall

October is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 22.5 days and accumulates 177mm (6.97") of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Cartagena is 11.9h.

Sunshine

In Cartagena, Costa Rica, the average sunshine is 8h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Cartagena?

October is the coldest month in Cartagena, Costa Rica, with an average high-temperature of 28.7°C (83.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 23.7°C (74.7°F).

What is the temperature in October in Cartagena?

The average high-temperature, in October, is 28.7°C (83.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 23.7°C (74.7°F). In October, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is calculated to be 34.7°C (94.5°F).

What is the most humid month in Cartagena?

The most humid month in Cartagena, Costa Rica, is October, with an average relative humidity of 84%.

What is the average humidity in October in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, Costa Rica, the average relative humidity in October is 84%.

What is the rainiest month in Cartagena?

October is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 22.5 days and accumulates 177mm (6.97") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in October in Cartagena?

In October, the rain falls for 22.5 days. Throughout October, 177mm (6.97") of precipitation is accumulated.

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

In Cartagena, Costa Rica, the average length of the day in October is 11.9h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, the average sunshine in October is 8h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Cartagena?

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Cartagena.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Cartagena?

Months with the lowest UV index in Cartagena are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

How high is the UV index in October in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, Costa Rica, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average temperature in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average high temperature in October: 28.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (33.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is October (28.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 23.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (25.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23°C).

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Average pressure in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average pressure in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average pressure in October: 1010.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1010.1mbar).

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Average wind speed in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average wind speed in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average wind speed in October: 8.7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (21.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (7.9km/h).

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Average humidity in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average humidity in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average humidity in October: 84%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (84%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March and April (65%).

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Average rainfall in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average rainfall in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average rainfall in October: 177mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (177mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and March (1mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average rainfall days in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average rainfall days in October: 22.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (22.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (0.8 days).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average daylight in October: 11.9h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.5h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 7.6h).

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Average sunshine days in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average sunshine days in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average sunshine days in October: 7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (30.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is October (7 days).

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Average UV index in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average UV index in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average UV index in October: 7

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).

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Average cloud cover in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average cloud cover in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average cloud cover in October: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 43).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 9).

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Average visibility in October
Cartagena, Costa Rica

Average visibility in October - Cartagena, Costa Rica
  • Average visibility in October: 10km

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

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