October weather forecast
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Weather in October

October is a hot autumn month in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, with an average temperature fluctuating between 22.2°C (72°F) and 30.6°C (87.1°F).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in September - a tropical 30.6°C (87.1°F). In October, in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, the average low-temperature is 22.2°C (72°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in October is calculated to be a scorching 43°C (109.4°F). Beware: Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (wind, metabolic differences, pregnancy). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In Mapaki, the average relative humidity in October is 90%.

Rainfall

In Mapaki, during October, the rain falls for 28.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 185mm (7.28") of precipitation. In Mapaki, Sierra Leone, during the entire year, the rain falls for 225.8 days and collects up to 1471mm (57.91") of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in October is 11h and 56min.
On the first day of October in Mapaki, sunrise is at 06:35 and sunset at 18:38. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:36 and sunset at 18:25 GMT.

Sunshine

In Mapaki, the average sunshine in October is 6.9h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Mapaki is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in October interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Mapaki?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Mapaki, is 30.6°C (87.1°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.2°C (72°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in October is calculated to be 43°C (109.4°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Mapaki?

The average relative humidity in October in Mapaki is 90%.

How much does it rain in Mapaki in October?

In October, in Mapaki, the rain falls for 28.5 days. Throughout October, 185mm (7.28") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Mapaki have in October?

The average day length in October is 11h and 56min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Mapaki?

On the first day of October in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, sunrise is at 06:35 and sunset at 18:38. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:36 and sunset at 18:25 GMT.

How many hours of sunshine does Mapaki have in October?

In October, the average sunshine duration is 6.9h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Mapaki?

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average temperature in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average high temperature in October: 30.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (38.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (27.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 22.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (19.7°C).

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Average pressure in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average pressure in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average pressure in October: 1011.9mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1014.1mbar).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are February and March (1010.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average wind speed in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average wind speed in October: 3.7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (5.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is November (3.3km/h).

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Average humidity in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average humidity in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average humidity in October: 90%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (93%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (58%).

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Average rainfall in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average rainfall in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall in October: 185mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (332mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (3mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average rainfall days in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall days in October: 28.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (30.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (2.2 days).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 56min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 38min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 37min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 6h and 54min

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 3h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average sunshine days in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average sunshine days in October: 1.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (27.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (0.5 days).

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Average UV index in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average UV index in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average UV index in October: 6

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, November and December (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are July and August (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average cloud cover in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average cloud cover in October: 65

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 83).
The months with the least cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 15).

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Average visibility in October
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average visibility in October - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average visibility in October: 6km

The months with the highest visibility are February, March and April (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is September (5km).

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