is a tropical autumn month in Mogadishu
, with average temperature fluctuating between 30°C (86°F) and 24°C (75.2°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27°C (80.6°F) and only 2 rainfall days, with 32mm (1.26") of accumulated rainfall, makes October the best time for swimming and other water activities.
In October, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in September
- a hot 30°C (86°F). In Mogadishu, Somalia, in October, the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).
In October, the average heat index is calculated to be a torrid 37.7°C (99.9°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.
In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average relative humidity in October is 80%.
In Mogadishu, during 2 rainfall days, 32mm (1.26") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Mogadishu, Somalia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 47 days and collects up to 429.2mm (16.9") of precipitation.
In October, the average sea temperature in Mogadishu is 27°C (80.6°F).Note
: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.
In October, the average length of the day in Mogadishu is 12.1h.
In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average sunshine is 8.6h.
, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.Note
: In October, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.