October weather forecast and climate
Columbus, OH

An evening autumn view of the cityscape of Columbus, Ohio
An evening autumn view of the cityscape of Columbus, Ohio
October, the same as September, is another enjoyable autumn month in Columbus, Ohio, with average temperature varying between 63°F (17.2°C) and 46.9°F (8.3°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature drops, from a moderately hot 76.1°F (24.5°C) in September, to an enjoyable 63°F (17.2°C). In Columbus, Ohio, in October, the average low-temperature is 46.9°F (8.3°C).

Humidity

The least humid month is October, with an average relative humidity of 73%.

Rainfall

In Columbus, in October, during 13.3 rainfall days, 2.4" (61mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 164.3 rainfall days, and 30.55" (776mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.3 snowfall days, it receives 0.08" (2mm) of snow. In Columbus, during the entire year, snow falls for 42.3 days, and aggregates up to 12.28" (312mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Columbus, the average length of the day in October is 11.1h.

Sunshine

In Columbus, the average sunshine is 6.2h.

UV index

In Columbus, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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 Columbus?

The average high-temperature, in October, is 63°F (17.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 46.9°F (8.3°C).

What is the least humid month in Columbus?

October is the least humid month in Columbus, with an average relative humidity of 73%.

What is the average humidity in October in Columbus?

The average relative humidity in October in Columbus, Ohio, is 73%.

How much does it rain in Columbus in October?

In October, the rain falls for 13.3 days. Throughout October, 2.4" (61mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it start snowing in Columbus?

October is the first month it typically snows in Columbus. Throughout October, in the average 0.3 snowfall days, it receives 0.08" (2mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in October in Columbus?

In October, the average length of the day in Columbus is 11.1h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Columbus?

In Columbus, Ohio, the average sunshine in October is 6.2h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Columbus?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average high temperature in October: 17.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (0.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 8.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (18.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-5.8°C).

Average pressure in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average pressure in October: 1017.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1020.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.8mbar).

Average wind speed in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average wind speed in October: 12.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (15.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (8.9km/h).

Average humidity in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average humidity in October: 73%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (73%).

Average rainfall in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average rainfall in October: 61mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (92mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (43mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average rainfall days in October: 13.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (18.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (9.1 days).

Average snowfall in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average snowfall in October: 2mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (84mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (12.9 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average daylight in October: 11.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.4h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 6.2h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.4h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.5h).

Average sunshine days in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average sunshine days in October: 16.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (16.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (10.1 days).

Average UV index in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average UV index in October: 3

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average cloud cover in October: 40

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 63).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 29).

Average visibility in October - Columbus, OH
  • Average visibility in October: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January and February (8km).