October weather forecast
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

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The coastal city of Philipsburg, in Sint Maarten, with a distant view of the mountains, and the Great Salt Pond
The coastal city of Philipsburg, in Sint Maarten, with a distant view of the mountains, and the Great Salt Pond

Weather in October

October in Philipsburg is characterized by consistent rainfall, following the trend from September. The temperatures remain steady, offering still warm yet slightly cooler days. The sea temperature agrees with this pattern, lingering at the agreeable average of 29°C (84.2°F) that is ideal for various sea adventures. Despite the high chance of rainfall, the city manages to provide ample sunshine over longer daylight hours. As October ends, Philipsburg slowly inches towards the final phase of the climatic year.

Temperature

The months of June through October are noted for their peak temperatures in Philipsburg, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

Rainfall

In Philipsburg, in October, it is raining for 20 days, with typically 109mm (4.29") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 200 rainfall days, and 1000mm (39.37") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

The months with the warmest seawater are September and October, with an average sea temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).
Note: Surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as excellent and extremely agreeable for enduring enjoyment in water activities.

Daylight

In Philipsburg, the average length of the day in October is 11h and 44min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:02 and sunset at 18:00. On the last day of October, sunrise is at 06:11 and sunset at 17:40 AST.

Sunshine

The months with the least sunshine are January, February, May through July, September through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Philipsburg is 10. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The maximum UV index, 10 during October, leads to the following recommendations:
Ensure you're protected; unprotected eyes and skin can get hurt in moments. Attempt to stay under shade and limit exposure to the Sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak. Remember, devices such as parasols or canopies might not provide complete sun protection. In bright sunlight, prioritize sunglasses that grant protection from UVA and UVB radiation. Regardless of the cloudiness of the day, a sunscreen with SPF 30 or more should be applied and reapplied generously, specifically after swimming or outdoor exercise. Warning! The reflection of sand and water increases the UV dose.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the hottest time of year in Philipsburg?

Philipsburg's warmest months, June through October, record an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

How hot does it get in Philipsburg in October?

During October, Philipsburg experiences an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F) and a low-temperature of 25°C (77°F).

How much does it rain in Philipsburg in October?

In Philipsburg, in October, during 20 rainfall days, 109mm (4.29") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When is the sea warmest in Philipsburg?

September and October, with an average sea temperature of 29°C (84.2°F), are months with the warmest seawater in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.

What is the sea water temperature in October in Philipsburg?

In Philipsburg, in October, the average water temperature is 29°C (84.2°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Philipsburg have in October?

The average day length in October in Philipsburg is 11h and 44min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in October in Philipsburg?

On the first day of October, sunrise is at 06:02 and sunset at 18:00. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:11 and sunset at 17:40 AST.

What are the months with the least sunshine in Philipsburg?

The months with the least sunshine are January, February, May through July, September through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in October in Philipsburg?

The average sunshine duration in October in Philipsburg is 8h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Philipsburg?

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 10. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in October
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average temperature in October - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average high temperature in October: 31°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are June, July, August, September and October (31°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January, February, March and December (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 25°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are June, July, August, September and October (25°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March and December (23°C).

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Average rainfall in October
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average rainfall in October - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average rainfall in October: 109mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (129mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and March (43mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average rainfall days in October - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average rainfall days in October: 20 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (21 days).
The month with the least rainy days is April (12 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average sea temperature in October - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average sea temperature in October: 29°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are September and October (29°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March and April (26°C).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 8h

The months with the most sunshine are March, April and August (Average sunshine: 9h).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February, May, June, July, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 8h).

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Average UV index in October
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average UV index in October - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average UV index in October: 10

The months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 7).

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