October weather forecast
Clifden, Ireland

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Weather in October

October imparts a definitive autumnal feel in the air in Clifden. The earlier signs of fall now turn undeniable with a succession of rainy days, and a sharp drop in sunlight from 4h in September to 3h. The weather starts cooling down substantially, and daylight hours are noticeably shorter. Despite autumn setting in firmly, remnants of summer linger in the milder parts of the day. An appreciation for a good rainy day with a warm cup of tea becomes common, a quintessential part of the Irish autumn.

Temperature

With the transition into October, Clifden notes an average high-temperature of a moderate 14°C (57.2°F), closely resembling September. Clifden's temperature tends to fall to an average low of 8°C (46.4°F) during the nights of October.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 23 days. Throughout October, 131mm (5.16") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Clifden, there are 248 rainfall days, and 1202mm (47.32") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Clifden, the average seawater temperature in October is 13.7°C (56.7°F).
Note: Swimming at temperatures less than 10°C (50°F) in 13.7°C (56.7°F) is feasible with the right swimsuit; if not, expect cold shock and breathlessness. A quick swim at 13°C (55.4°F) without adequate warmth can be discomforting.

Daylight

The average length of the day in October is 10h and 34min.
On the first day of October in Clifden, sunrise is at 7:42 am and sunset at 7:16 pm IST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:38 am and sunset at 5:08 pm GMT.
Note: On Sunday, 27. October 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from IST to GMT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, 30. March 2025, at 1:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from GMT to IST.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: A maximum daily UV index of 2 during October morphs into the following directions:
Extended time in the sun generally does not harm most, but those with sensitive skin, infants, and children should always be protected. During midday, the Sun's radiation is strongest, and it's advisable to reduce direct exposure. Employ a wide-brim hat for potent defense against up to 50% of UV rays.
Updated: Jan 27, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What is the temperature in October in Clifden?

October temperatures in Clifden, Ireland, vary between a high-temperature of 14°C (57.2°F) and a low-temperature of 8°C (46.4°F).

How much does it rain in Clifden in October?

In Clifden, during October, the rain falls for 23 days and regularly aggregates up to 131mm (5.16") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in October in Clifden?

In October, the average sea temperature in Clifden, Ireland, is 13.7°C (56.7°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Clifden have in October?

The average day length in October in Clifden, Ireland, is 10h and 34min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in October in Clifden?

On the first day of October in Clifden, Ireland, sunrise is at 7:42 am and sunset at 7:16 pm IST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:38 am and sunset at 5:08 pm GMT.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) start in October in Clifden?

On Sunday, 27. October 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from IST to GMT. DST ends on Sunday, 30. March 2025, at 1:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in October in Clifden?

In October, the average sunshine duration is 3h.

How high is the UV index in October in Clifden?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Clifden is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average rainfall days
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Average temperature in October
Clifden, Ireland

Average temperature in October - Clifden, Ireland
  • Average high temperature in October: 14°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (18°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January, February and December (9°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 8°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (11°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (3°C).

Average rainfall in October
Clifden, Ireland

Average rainfall in October - Clifden, Ireland
  • Average rainfall in October: 131mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (137mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (66mm).

Average rainfall days in October
Clifden, Ireland

Average rainfall days in October - Clifden, Ireland
  • Average rainfall days in October: 23 days

The months with the highest number of rainy days are January, November and December (24 days).
The months with the least rainy days are April, June and July (17 days).

Average sea temperature in October
Clifden, Ireland

Average sea temperature in October - Clifden, Ireland
  • Average sea temperature in October: 13.7°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (15.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (9.3°C).

Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Clifden, Ireland

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Clifden, Ireland
  • Average daylight in October: 10h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 3h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1h).

Average UV index in October
Clifden, Ireland

Average UV index in October - Clifden, Ireland
  • Average UV index in October: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 0).

Clifden, Ireland

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