October weather forecast
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

Weather in October

October, like September, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is another comfortable autumn month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 40.6°F (4.8°C) and an average high of 61.5°F (16.4°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature decreases, from a warm 74.1°F (23.4°C) in September, to an enjoyable 61.5°F (16.4°C). In Santa Fe, the average low-temperature is 40.6°F (4.8°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in October is 47%.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 6.4 days. Throughout October, 0.83" (21mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Santa Fe, during the entire year, the rain falls for 90.3 days and collects up to 9.8" (249mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Throughout October, in the average 1.2 snowfall days, it receives 0.87" (22mm) of snow. In Santa Fe, during the entire year, snow falls for 36 days, and aggregates up to 22.68" (576mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Santa Fe is 11.3h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 7.5h.

UV index

In Santa Fe, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in October in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, the average relative humidity in October is 47%.

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

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October, during 6.4 rainfall days, 0.83" (21mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it start snowing in Santa Fe?

October is the first month it typically snows in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Throughout October, in the average 1.2 snowfall days, it receives 0.87" (22mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in October in Santa Fe?

The average length of the day in October is 11.3h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Santa Fe?

The average sunshine in October in Santa Fe is 7.5h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Santa Fe?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average temperature in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average high temperature in October: 16.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (27.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (4°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 4.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (15.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (-5.8°C).

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Average pressure in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average pressure in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average pressure in October: 1016.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1021.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (1012mbar).

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Average wind speed in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average wind speed in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average wind speed in October: 11.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (14.3km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (9.4km/h).

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Average humidity in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average humidity in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average humidity in October: 47%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (67%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (32%).

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Average rainfall in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average rainfall in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall in October: 21mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (44mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (14mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average rainfall days in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall days in October: 6.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (14.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (3.4 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average snowfall in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall in October: 22mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (145mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average snowfall days in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall days in October: 1.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (7.9 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Santa Fe, NM

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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.5h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h).
Months with the least sunshine are January, February and December (Average sunshine: 7.1).

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Average sunshine days in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average sunshine days in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average sunshine days in October: 21.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (23.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8.8 days).

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Average UV index in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average UV index in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • 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, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average cloud cover in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average cloud cover in October: 11

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 21).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average visibility in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average visibility in October: 10km

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

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