brings a significant shift to the weather in Willemstad
with notable rainfall. The seemingly continuous rainy spells make this month one of the wettest of the year, with rainfall peaking at 84mm (3.31"). However, the high temperature shows a minute decrease, hinting at the approaching end of the warm season. As the daylight hours start to diminish, the sea temperature remains warm enough for beachgoers to enjoy the inviting waters. Despite heavy showers, tourists and locals take advantage of the tropical warmth, consistent sea temperatures, and lower UV index.
With the start of October, Willemstad measures an average high-temperature of a still tropical 31.9°C (89.4°F), not significantly differing from September
's 32.6°C (90.7°F). October brings with it a nighttime average temperature of 26.2°C (79.2°F) in Willemstad.
In October, the average heat index is evaluated at a blisteringly hot 44°C (111.2°F). Attention
: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are anticipated. Prolonged effort can result in heatstroke.
It is essential to grasp that the heat index's numbers are for shade and light wind settings. If directly exposed to the sun, the heat index could rise by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature' or 'apparent temperature', takes into account both air temperature and humidity to illustrate what people actually feel. Additional elements including metabolic differences, the level of physical activity, and attire have a role in shaping the individual's temperature perception. Awareness of direct sun exposure is crucial as it has the potential to heighten the weather's effects, pushing up the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values remain especially vital for babies and toddlers. Kids frequently ignore the importance of taking a break and rehydrating. Thirst is a late symptom of dehydration - thus, it is crucial to stay hydrated, especially during long-lasting physical activities.
In high temperatures, perspiration kicks in, allowing the human body to cool down through the evaporation of sweat. Excessive relative humidity disturbs the body's typical cooling process by reducing evaporation, leading to a decrease in body cooling rate and an increase in the sensation of warmth. Potential thermal conditions emerge as the body's heat gain outpaces its cooling mechanisms.
In Willemstad, the average relative humidity in October is 79%.
In Willemstad, in October, it is raining for 7.4 days, with typically 84mm (3.31") of accumulated precipitation. In Willemstad, during the entire year, the rain falls for 69.4 days and collects up to 553mm (21.77") of precipitation.
September and October, with an average sea temperature of 29°C (84.2°F), are months with the warmest seawater.Note
: With water temperature from 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F), all water activities are comfortable and delightful, devoid of discomfort even for lengthened periods.
The average length of the day in October in Willemstad is 11h and 52min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:24 and sunset at 18:25. On the last day of October, in Willemstad, sunrise is at 06:28 and sunset at 18:10 AST.
The average sunshine in October is 7.9h.
In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Willemstad is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.Note
: The average daily UV index of 11 in October transforms into the following instructions:
Undertake every vital safety procedure, as unprotected skin and eyes could sustain burns in no time. Stay in the shade and avoid direct Sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a period when UV radiation is particularly strong, noting that parasols or canopies may not offer total sun protection. In the presence of strong sunlight, it's crucial to wear sunglasses that ward off UVA and UVB rays. Despite the cloud cover, sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 should be generously applied and reapplied, particularly after a swim or an outdoor workout. Be mindful! Sand and water reflections can up the Sun's UV exposure.