October weather forecast and climate
Des Moines, IA

A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa, USA
A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa, USA

What is the temperature in October in Des Moines?

The average high-temperature, in October, is 63.1°F (17.3°C), while the average low-temperature is 43°F (6.1°C).

How many days does it rain in October in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, in October, during 8.9 rainfall days, typically, 2.6" (67.1mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it start snowing in Des Moines?

October is the first month it typically snows in Des Moines. Throughout October, in the average 0.3 snowfall days, it receives 0.4" (10.2mm) of snow.
Average temperature in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in October: 17.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (29.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-0.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 6.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (19.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-9.8°C).

Average humidity in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in October: 66.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (74.6%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (63%).

Average rainfall in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in October: 67.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (125.5mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (25.4mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 8.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (7.5 days).

Average snowfall in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in October: 10.2mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (228.6mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.5 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average daylight in October: 11.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 6.8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.2h).

Average UV index in October - Des Moines, IA
  • Average UV index in October: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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