October weather forecast and climate
New Bedford, MA

Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts
Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts

Weather in October

October, like September, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is another enjoyable autumn month, with average temperature varying between 61.9°F (16.6°C) and 51.3°F (10.7°C).

Temperature

In New Bedford, the average high-temperature decreases, from an agreeable 71.2°F (21.8°C) in September, to an enjoyable 61.9°F (16.6°C). The average low-temperature, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is 51.3°F (10.7°C).

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity is 77%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in New Bedford is October when the rain falls for 11.1 days and typically aggregates up to 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In New Bedford snow does not fall in May through October.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature is 60.4°F (15.8°C).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 60.4°F (15.8°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day is 11.1h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in New Bedford is 6.4h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in New Bedford is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in October in New Bedford?

The average relative humidity in October is 77%.

What is the rainiest month in New Bedford?

October is the month with the most rainfall in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Rain falls for 11.1 days and accumulates 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in October in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, in October, during 11.1 rainfall days, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in New Bedford?

In New Bedford snow does not fall in May through October.

Does it snow in New Bedford in October?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, in October, it doesn't snow. In November, it regularly snows.

What is the ocean temperature in October in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, in October, the average water temperature is 60.4°F (15.8°C). Swimming in 60.4°F (15.8°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

How many hours of daylight does New Bedford have in October?

In New Bedford, the average length of the day in October is 11.1h.

How long on average sun shines in October in New Bedford?

In October, the average sunshine in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is 6.4h.

What is the UV index reading in October in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in October
New Bedford, MA

Average temperature in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average high temperature in October: 16.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (25.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 10.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (19.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2.9°C).

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Average pressure in October
New Bedford, MA

Average pressure in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average pressure in October: 1016.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1018.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in October
New Bedford, MA

Average wind speed in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average wind speed in October: 16.7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (19.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (12.8km/h).

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Average humidity in October
New Bedford, MA

Average humidity in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average humidity in October: 77%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June and July (80%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March, April and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in October
New Bedford, MA

Average rainfall in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall in October: 49mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (49mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (27mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
New Bedford, MA

Average rainfall days in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 11.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (13.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.2 days).

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Average snowfall in October
New Bedford, MA

Average snowfall in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall in October: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (45mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in October
New Bedford, MA

Average snowfall days in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0 days

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

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Average sea temperature in October
New Bedford, MA

Average sea temperature in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sea temperature in October: 15.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (20.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (3.4°C).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
New Bedford, MA

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average daylight in October: 11.1h

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

  • Average sunshine in October: 6.4h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

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Average sunshine days in October
New Bedford, MA

Average sunshine days in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sunshine days in October: 17.5 days

Months with the most sunshine days are November and December (18.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (14.4 days).

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Average UV index in October
New Bedford, MA

Average UV index in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average UV index in October: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in October
New Bedford, MA

Average cloud cover in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average cloud cover in October: 40

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 49).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in October
New Bedford, MA

Average visibility in October - New Bedford, MA
  • Average visibility in October: 10km

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

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