October weather forecast
Santa Fe, NM

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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

With the autumn in full swing, October embraces Santa Fe in a captivating shroud. The temperature dips further to a cooler 61.5°F (16.4°C), a striking drop from the September warmth. The trend of decreasing temperatures continues, hinting at the approaching winter. The city basks in the opulence of fall, awash with vibrant hues and comfortable weather. October captures the best of Santa Fe in its autumnal transformation, offering an aesthetic delight before winters set in.

Temperature

Santa Fe's average high-temperature decreases in October, falling from a moderately hot 74.1°F (23.4°C) in September to a refreshing 61.5°F (16.4°C). Santa Fe experiences a mean temperature of 40.6°F (4.8°C) during October nights.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in October is 47%.

Rainfall

In Santa Fe, in October, it is raining for 6.4 days, with typically 0.83" (21mm) of accumulated precipitation. 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. Throughout the year, there are 36 snowfall days, and 22.68" (576mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in October in Santa Fe is 11h and 16min.
On the first day of October, sunrise is at 6:59 am and sunset at 6:46 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:25 am and sunset at 6:09 pm MDT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Santa Fe is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 3 translates into the following recommendations:
Preventative actions are necessary - The mandate to avoid skin and eye damage is in place. The best time to avoid the Sun's harmful UV radiation is during midday when it's most potent. Protect your eyes, ears, face, and neck from the Sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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Frequently asked questions

What are October temperatures in Santa Fe?

The high-temperature in Santa Fe during October is 61.5°F (16.4°C) and the low-temperature is 40.6°F (4.8°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in July is computed to be 82.4°F (28°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Santa Fe?

The average relative humidity in October in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 47%.

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

In October, in Santa Fe, the rain falls for 6.4 days. Throughout October, 0.83" (21mm) 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 1.2 snowfall days, it receives 0.87" (22mm) of snow.

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

In October, the average day length is 11h and 16min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in October in Santa Fe?

On the first day of October in Santa Fe, sunrise is at 6:59 am and sunset at 6:46 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:25 am and sunset at 6:09 pm MDT.

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

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

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

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

Average temperature in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average high temperature in October: 61.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (39.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 40.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (21.6°F).

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Average pressure in October
Santa Fe, NM

Average pressure in October - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average pressure in October: 30.02"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (29.88"Hg).

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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: 7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.8mph).

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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: 0.83"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.73").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (0.55").

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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: 0.87"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (5.71").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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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).
The 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: 11h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 48min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7h and 3min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February and December (Average sunshine: 7h and 6min).

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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

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The 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: 6mi

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

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