Santa Fe
New Mexico, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Santa Fe, NM

Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico
October, like September, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is another comfortable autumn month, with average temperature ranging between min 35.4°F (1.9°C) and max 66.6°F (19.2°C).

Temperature

In Santa Fe, the average high-temperature decreases, from a moderately hot 77.7°F (25.4°C) in September, to an enjoyable 66.6°F (19.2°C). In Santa Fe, in October, the average low-temperature is 35.4°F (1.9°C).

Rainfall

In Santa Fe, it is raining for 5.2 days, with typically 1.3" (33.8mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Santa Fe, there are 65.7 rainfall days, and 14.2" (360.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day is 11.3h.

Sunshine

In Santa Fe, the average sunshine is 9h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
In October, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in October in Santa Fe?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 66.6°F (19.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 35.4°F (1.9°C).

How many days does it rain in October in Santa Fe?

In October, in Santa Fe, the rain falls for 5.2 days. Throughout October, 1.3" (33.8mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it start to snow in Santa Fe?

October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.3 snowfall days, it receives 1" (25.4mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Santa Fe have in October?

In October, the average length of the day in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 11.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Santa Fe have in October?

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the average sunshine in October is 9h.

How high is the UV index in October in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average high temperature in October: 19.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (29.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (6.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 1.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (12.4°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and December (-8.1°C).

Average rainfall in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall in October: 33.8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (59.2mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (13.5mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall days in October: 5.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (10.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (3.4 days).

Average snowfall in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall in October: 25.4mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (203.2mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (2.2 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 - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average daylight in October: 11.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 9h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h).

Average UV index in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average UV index in October: 6

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).