with the pleasant whispers of autumn, signaling a transition towards milder weather conditions. The city bids farewell to the harsh monsoon, welcoming a phase of clearer skies and cooler air. As the month advances, the rainfall pattern experiences a significant reduction, inducing a relief from the extensive wet periods. The rainfall drops to around 92mm (3.62") in October, a steep decline from the previous months' readings. As the year enters its final quarter, the city enjoys comfortable temperatures, complementing the joyous festival season.
The arrival of October coincides with an average high-temperature of a still hot 30.2°C (86.4°F), indicating a minimal shift from September
's 31.4°C (88.5°F). Throughout the month of October, Guwahati observes an average nighttime temperature of 21.9°C (71.4°F).
The average heat index in October is computed to be a torrid 39°C (102.2°F). Take additional safety steps, risk of heat exhaustion and heat cramps is notable. Prolonged activity may cause heatstroke.
The standards for the heat index are set for locations in shade and under light breezes. Heat index values may be hiked up by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees under direct sunshine.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'felt air temperature', determines the feeling of heat when you account for the relative humidity. Additional factors encompassing metabolic differences, the level of physical activity, and clothing can impact the individual's perception of temperature. By being directly under the sun, it's possible for the felt temperature to increase by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values hold particular significance for children. Young individuals usually face greater risks than adults as their sweat production is less. Also, their larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and the high heat generation due to their activity contributes to their vulnerability.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. When the level of relative humidity is elevated, evaporation diminishes, causing more warmth to be retained in the body than in dry air. When the body's heat gain surpasses its removal capacity, body temperature starts to climb, leading to potential heat-related ailments.
In Guwahati, India
, the average relative humidity in October is 82%.
In Guwahati, in October, during 5.9 rainfall days, 92mm (3.62") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Guwahati, during the entire year, the rain falls for 111.3 days and collects up to 1722mm (67.8") of precipitation.
In October, the average length of the day is 11h and 33min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:15 am and sunset at 5:09 pm. On the last day of October, in Guwahati, India, sunrise is at 5:31 am and sunset at 4:41 pm IST.
In October, the average sunshine in Guwahati is 6.6h.