October weather forecast and climate
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Weather in October

October, like September, in Kandy, Sri Lanka, is a moderately hot autumn month, with average temperature varying between 20.7°C (69.3°F) and 29.4°C (84.9°F).

Temperature

In Kandy, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in September - a still warm 29.4°C (84.9°F). In Kandy, the average low-temperature is 20.7°C (69.3°F).

Heat index

In October, the average heat index is calculated to be a sweltering 35.9°C (96.6°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 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, metabolic differences, wind). 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 cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. 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

The average relative humidity in October is 80%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Kandy is October when the rain falls for 27.4 days and typically aggregates up to 301mm (11.85") of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 7.9h.

UV index

With an average maximum UV index of 5, October is the month with the lowest UV index in Kandy. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 5 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. 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 Kandy?

In October, in Kandy, Sri Lanka, the average high-temperature is 29.4°C (84.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 20.7°C (69.3°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in October is calculated to be 35.9°C (96.6°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Kandy?

In Kandy, the average relative humidity in October is 80%.

What is the rainiest month in Kandy?

October is the month with the most rainfall in Kandy. Rain falls for 27.4 days and accumulates 301mm (11.85") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in October in Kandy?

In Kandy, in October, during 27.4 rainfall days, 301mm (11.85") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

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

The average length of the day in October in Kandy, Sri Lanka, is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Kandy?

In October, the average sunshine is 7.9h.

When is the lowest UV index in Kandy?

With an average maximum UV index of 5, October is the month with the lowest UV index in Kandy.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Kandy?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Kandy, Sri Lanka, is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in October
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in October - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in October: 29.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (27.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 20.7°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (21.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (18.1°C).

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Average pressure in October
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in October - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in October: 1009.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1008.1mbar).

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Average wind speed in October
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in October - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in October: 6.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (13.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (4.7km/h).

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Average humidity in October
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in October - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in October: 80%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (74%).

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Average rainfall in October
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in October - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in October: 301mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (301mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (38mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in October - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in October: 27.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (28.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (14.1 days).

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

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in October: 12h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.9h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.7h).

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Average sunshine days in October
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in October - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in October: 2.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (14.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (1.2 days).

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Average UV index in October
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in October - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in October: 5

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is October (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in October
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in October - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in October: 41

Months with the most cloud cover are November and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in October
Kandy, Sri Lanka

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

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

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