October weather forecast
New York, NY

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The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA
The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA

Weather in October

October in New York City is characterized by much cooler temperatures than September, with highs going as far up as 63.3°F (17.4°C). This month heralds the onset of increased rainfall with shorter daylight hours. While the increase in precipitation has its effects, it does not significantly obscure visibility around the city. October brings colorful leaves and cool breezes, adding to the beauty of the city's many parks. There are countless festivals and events throughout the city during this time, welcoming the change in scenic background and temperature.

Temperature

Onset of October comes with a temperature decline, the average high falling from a warm 74.8°F (23.8°C) in September to a refreshing 63.3°F (17.4°C). Nightly temperatures drop to an average low of 51.8°F (11°C) in October.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in October is 75%.

Rainfall

In New York, in October, it is raining for 13.7 days, with typically 3.15" (80mm) of accumulated precipitation. In New York, during the entire year, the rain falls for 169 days and collects up to 36.65" (931mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

May through October are months without snowfall.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature is 63.1°F (17.3°C).
Note: Swimming in 63.1°F (17.3°C) does not offer a pleasant experience for most individuals. The act of controlling one's breathing becomes progressively difficult as the water temperature goes under 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day is 11h and 7min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 6:37 pm. On the last day of October, sunrise is at 7:26 am and sunset at 5:53 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October in New York is 5.7h.

UV index

In New York, the average daily maximum UV index in October 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 the average person.
Note: The UV index of 3 during October translates into the following guidance:
Act with care - Obligation to protect against skin and eye damage is highlighted. Midday Sun has the strongest UV rays, making it crucial to limit exposure and find shade. Loose clothes with a tight weave are optimal for safeguarding yourself against the Sun's rays.

Frequently asked questions

What is the usual temperature for New York in October?

The high-temperature, in October, in New York, is 63.3°F (17.4°C), while the low-temperature averages to 51.8°F (11°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in August is appraised at 86°F (30°C).

What is the average humidity in October?

In New York, the average relative humidity in October is 75%.

How much does it rain in October?

In New York, in October, during 13.7 rainfall days, 3.15" (80mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow?

May through October are months without snowfall.

Does it snow in October?

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

What is the ocean temperature in October?

In October, the average ocean temperature is 63.1°F (17.3°C). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 63.1°F (17.3°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).

What is the average length of the day in October?

In New York, the average day length in October is 11h and 7min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in October?

On the first day of October, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 6:37 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:26 am and sunset at 5:53 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in October?

In New York, the average sunshine duration in October is 5.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in October?

In New York, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
New York, NY

Average temperature in October - New York, NY
  • Average high temperature in October: 63.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 51.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (26.1°F).

Average pressure in October
New York, NY

Average pressure in October - New York, NY
  • Average pressure in October: 30.02"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.1"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

Average wind speed in October
New York, NY

Average wind speed in October - New York, NY
  • Average wind speed in October: 8.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.6mph).

Average humidity in October
New York, NY

Average humidity in October - New York, NY
  • Average humidity in October: 75%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (70%).

Average rainfall in October
New York, NY

Average rainfall in October - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall in October: 3.15"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.02").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (2.17").

Average rainfall days in October
New York, NY

Average rainfall days in October - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall days in October: 13.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

Average snowfall in October
New York, NY

Average snowfall in October - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall in October: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (2.64").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in October
New York, NY

Average snowfall days in October - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in October
New York, NY

Average sea temperature in October - New York, NY
  • Average sea temperature in October: 63°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (39.7°F).

Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
New York, NY

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - New York, NY
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

Average sunshine days in October
New York, NY

Average sunshine days in October - New York, NY
  • Average sunshine days in October: 15.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (9.8 days).

Average UV index in October
New York, NY

Average UV index in October - New York, NY
  • 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, March, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in October
New York, NY

Average cloud cover in October - New York, NY
  • Average cloud cover in October: 41

The months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

Average visibility in October
New York, NY

Average visibility in October - New York, NY
  • 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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