Raleigh
North Carolina, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Raleigh, NC

A view of the George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina
A view of the George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina
October is an excellent time in Raleigh with the colorful fall season at its peak - the leaves usually turn colors by mid-October, while red, orange, and crimson hues cover the landscape. The temperatures are in the pleasant zone of 50°F (10°C) to 72°F (22.2°C) with the evenings a shade cooler and breezy than the day.
The rainfall registers 3.2" (81.3mm), but late autumn sees one or two days of heavy rainfall during the month. Mornings and evenings are excellent times to explore the fall foliage, especially at high elevations and along with water bodies.
October is one of the best times to visit Raleigh with temperate weather.

What is the temperature in October in Raleigh?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Raleigh, is 72.7°F (22.6°C), while the average low-temperature is 49.8°F (9.9°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Raleigh?

In Raleigh, North Carolina, the average relative humidity in October is 73.3%.

How many days does it rain in October in Raleigh?

In Raleigh, North Carolina, in October, it is raining for 7.3 days, with typically 3.3" (82.6mm) of accumulated precipitation.

Does it snow in Raleigh in October?

In Raleigh, North Carolina, in October, it doesn't snow. In November, it regularly snows.

How many hours of daylight does Raleigh have in October?

The average length of the day in October in Raleigh, North Carolina, is 11.3h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Raleigh?

In October, the average sunshine is 6.9h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Raleigh?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Raleigh is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Raleigh, NC
  • Average high temperature in October: 22.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (10.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 9.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (21.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-0.6°C).

Average humidity in October - Raleigh, NC
  • Average humidity in October: 73.3%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (77.9%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (61.7%).

Average rainfall in October - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall in October: 82.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (120.1mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (74.2mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall days in October: 7.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (7.3 days).

Average snowfall in October - Raleigh, NC
  • Average snowfall in October: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (73.7mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average snowfall days in October - Raleigh, NC
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Raleigh, NC
  • Average daylight in October: 11.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 6.9h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

Average UV index in October - Raleigh, NC
  • Average UV index in October: 5

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).