October weather forecast
Dubuque, IA

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A small railway line in Dubuque, Iowa, set on a hilly and scenic greenery spot overlooking the brown buildings in the rest of the city
A small railway line in Dubuque, Iowa, set on a hilly and scenic greenery spot overlooking the brown buildings in the rest of the city

Weather in October

October sees a considerable dip in temperatures as Dubuque fully embraces the fall season. The temperatures slide to 58.1°F (14.5°C), marking a stark departure from the prior month's warmth. The onset of the cooler season is complemented by the rich palette of fall foliage splashed across the city. October is a quieter, more peaceful time in the city, with comfortable weather favoring leisurely walks and relaxed outdoor activities. As autumn blankets the city, it offers a tableau of breathtaking fall colors, adding a unique charm to the city of Dubuque.

Temperature

As September gives way to October, the average high-temperature displays a considerable decrease, falling from an agreeable 72.5°F (22.5°C) to a refreshing 58.1°F (14.5°C). In October, Dubuque's temperature tends to fall to an average low of 41.9°F (5.5°C) during the night.

Humidity

October is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 11.7 days. Throughout October, 2.56" (65mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Dubuque, during the entire year, the rain falls for 135.3 days and collects up to 27.4" (696mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 0.35" (9mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 43.9 snowfall days, and 17.09" (434mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in October is 11h and 2min.
On the first day of October, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 6:43 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:35 am and sunset at 5:56 pm CDT.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 5.1h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: A maximum high daily UV index of 2 during October translates into the following directions:
Though extended exposure to the sun typically does not concern most people, it is crucial to always shield children, infants, and those with sensitive skin. For health reasons, it's advisable to reduce direct sun exposure during peak hours around midday. Sun protection is enhanced with clothing that boasts a tight weave yet offers a loose fit. Be on the lookout! Nearly twofold UV radiation from the Sun can be reflected by snow.

Frequently asked questions

What are October temperatures?

In Dubuque, in October, the average high-temperature is 58.1°F (14.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 41.9°F (5.5°C).

What is the least humid month?

October is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

What is the average humidity in October in Dubuque?

In Dubuque, the average relative humidity in October is 76%.

How many days does it rain in October?

In October, the rain falls for 11.7 days. Throughout October, 2.56" (65mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it start to snow?

October is the first month it typically snows in Dubuque. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 0.35" (9mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in October?

In Dubuque, the average day length in October is 11h and 2min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 6:43 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:35 am and sunset at 5:56 pm CDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Dubuque have in October?

In October, the average sunshine duration is 5.1h.

How high is the UV index in October?

In Dubuque, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
Dubuque, IA

Average temperature in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average high temperature in October: 58.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 41.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (62.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (12.4°F).

Average pressure in October
Dubuque, IA

Average pressure in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average pressure in October: 30"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.13"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.9"Hg).

Average wind speed in October
Dubuque, IA

Average wind speed in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average wind speed in October: 9.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.4mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (6.8mph).

Average humidity in October
Dubuque, IA

Average humidity in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average humidity in October: 76%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (87%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (76%).

Average rainfall in October
Dubuque, IA

Average rainfall in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average rainfall in October: 2.56"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are May and June (3.7").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (1.14").

Average rainfall days in October
Dubuque, IA

Average rainfall days in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 11.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (4.4 days).

Average snowfall in October
Dubuque, IA

Average snowfall in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average snowfall in October: 0.35"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (4.88").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in October
Dubuque, IA

Average snowfall days in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (12.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Dubuque, IA

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5h and 1min

The months with the most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 9h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 30min).

Average sunshine days in October
Dubuque, IA

Average sunshine days in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average sunshine days in October: 17 days

The months with the most sunshine days are November and December (17.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (10.3 days).

Average UV index in October
Dubuque, IA

Average UV index in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average UV index in October: 2

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in October
Dubuque, IA

Average cloud cover in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average cloud cover in October: 41

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 63).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 32).

Average visibility in October
Dubuque, IA

Average visibility in October - Dubuque, IA
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January and July (5mi).

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