October weather forecast
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Weather in October

October, like September, is another hot autumn month in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, with temperature in the range of an average high of 31.8°C (89.2°F) and an average low of 23.9°C (75°F).

Temperature

In Anuradhapura, the average high-temperature in October is relatively the same as in September - a still hot 31.8°C (89.2°F). In Anuradhapura, in October, the average low-temperature is 23.9°C (75°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in October is computed to be an extremely hot 42.4°C (108.3°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 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 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 individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, clothing), and activity. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity is 77%.

Rainfall

October is the month with the most rainfall in Anuradhapura. Rain falls for 23.1 days and accumulates 205mm (8.07") of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 11.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 7.9h.

UV index

January, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in October interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Anuradhapura?

In October, in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, the average high-temperature is 31.8°C (89.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.9°C (75°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in October is computed to be 42.4°C (108.3°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Anuradhapura?

In October, the average relative humidity in Anuradhapura is 77%.

What is the rainiest month in Anuradhapura?

The month with the most rainfall in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, is October when the rain falls for 23.1 days and typically aggregates up to 205mm (8.07") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Anuradhapura in October?

In October, the rain falls for 23.1 days. Throughout October, 205mm (8.07") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Anuradhapura have in October?

In Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, the average length of the day in October is 11.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Anuradhapura have in October?

In Anuradhapura, the average sunshine in October is 7.9h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Anuradhapura?

January, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Anuradhapura.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Anuradhapura?

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

Average temperature in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in October: 31.8°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (34.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (29.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 23.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (25.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.5°C).

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Average pressure in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in October: 1009.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1012mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1007.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in October: 14.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (27.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (9.9km/h).

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Average humidity in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in October: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (84%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are July, August and September (71%).

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Average rainfall in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in October: 205mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (205mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (20mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in October: 23.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (25.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (10.4 days).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in October: 11.9h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.6h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.9h

Months with the most sunshine are May and July (Average sunshine: 10.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

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Average sunshine days in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in October: 5.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (18.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is November (3.2 days).

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Average UV index in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in October: 6

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, October, November and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in October: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in October
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in October - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in October: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August and September (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, November and December (8km).

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