October weather forecast and climate
Tampa, FL

The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida
The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida

Weather in October

October, the same as September, is a moderately hot autumn month in Tampa, Florida, with average temperature fluctuating between 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 83.1°F (28.4°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from a tropical 88.7°F (31.5°C) in September, to a warm 83.1°F (28.4°C). In Tampa, in October, the average low-temperature is 70.2°F (21.2°C).

Heat index

In October, the average heat index is estimated at a hot 88.9°F (31.6°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
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 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, wind, clothing), and activity. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. 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

The average relative humidity in October is 71%.

Rainfall

In October, in Tampa, the rain falls for 12.5 days. Throughout October, 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Tampa, during the entire year, the rain falls for 178.2 days and collects up to 32.87" (835mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In Tampa, in October, the average water temperature is 81.1°F (27.3°C).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day in Tampa, Florida, is 11.5h.

Sunshine

In Tampa, Florida, the average sunshine in October is 7.6h.

UV index

In Tampa, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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 reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Tampa?

In October, the average high-temperature is 83.1°F (28.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 70.2°F (21.2°C). In October, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is estimated at 88.9°F (31.6°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Tampa?

In October, the average relative humidity in Tampa is 71%.

How many days does it rain in October in Tampa?

In October, in Tampa, Florida, the rain falls for 12.5 days. Throughout October, 1.77" (45mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in October in Tampa?

In October, the average ocean temperature in Tampa is 81.1°F (27.3°C). Water temperature between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Tampa have in October?

In Tampa, Florida, the average length of the day in October is 11.5h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Tampa?

In October, the average sunshine in Tampa, Florida, is 7.6h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Tampa?

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

Average temperature in October
Tampa, FL

Average temperature in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average high temperature in October: 28.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (32.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (19.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 21.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (26.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (11.9°C).

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Average pressure in October
Tampa, FL

Average pressure in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average pressure in October: 1015.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1020.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (1014.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in October
Tampa, FL

Average wind speed in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average wind speed in October: 11.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (12.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (9.4km/h).

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Average humidity in October
Tampa, FL

Average humidity in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average humidity in October: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (69%).

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Average rainfall in October
Tampa, FL

Average rainfall in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall in October: 45mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (144mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (32mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Tampa, FL

Average rainfall days in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (25.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.2 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Tampa, FL

Average sea temperature in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average sea temperature in October: 27.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (30.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (18.2°C).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Tampa, FL

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average daylight in October: 11.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.6h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.3h).

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Average sunshine days in October
Tampa, FL

Average sunshine days in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average sunshine days in October: 16.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.3 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are July and August (4.3 days).

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Average UV index in October
Tampa, FL

Average UV index in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average UV index in October: 6

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 4).

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Average cloud cover in October
Tampa, FL

Average cloud cover in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average cloud cover in October: 27

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 33).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 24).

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Average visibility in October
Tampa, FL

Average visibility in October - Tampa, FL
  • Average visibility in October: 10km

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

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