October weather forecast
Gothenburg, Sweden

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The city hall and the German Church in Gothenburg, Sweden
The city hall and the German Church in Gothenburg, Sweden

Weather in October

The month of October signals the onset of cooler conditions in Gothenburg. A substantive departure from the moderate temperatures in September, October sees a substantial drop in thermometer readings. With the appearance of autumn, falling leaves accompany the shrinking daylight hours landscape. Alongside the descent of temperature, Gothenburg is rich in hues of yellow and orange, as leaves change colour before falling. The frequency of rainfall increases, punctuating clear days with bouts of showers.

Temperature

October's onset in Gothenburg brings a slight change in high-temperatures, falling from an enjoyable 18°C (64.4°F) in September to a cool 12°C (53.6°F). Gothenburg, during the nights of October, experiences an average temperature drop to a frosty 6°C (42.8°F).

Rainfall

The wettest months in Gothenburg are October and November, with an average 87mm (3.43") of rainfall.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature in Gothenburg is 12.2°C (54°F).
Note: Being in 12.2°C (54°F) waters at 13°C (55.4°F) is discomforting, but anything below 10°C (50°F) can jeopardize breathing and induce cold shock, factoring in physical endurance.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day is 10h and 18min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:17 and sunset at 18:45 CEST. On the last day of October, in Gothenburg, sunrise is at 07:24 and sunset at 16:27 CET.
Note: On Sunday, 27. October 2024, at 03:00, Daylight Saving Time ends, and the time zone changes from CEST to CET. Daylight Saving Time starts again on Sunday, 30. March 2025, at 02:00; consequently, the time zone reverts from CET to CEST.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 3.2h.

UV index

In Gothenburg, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In October, the UV index of 1 transforms into the following advice:
Despite the majority tolerating prolonged sun exposure, those with sensitive skin, infants, and children demand continual protection. Given the potency of the midday Sun's UV radiation, one should avoid prolonged exposure. Loose clothes with a tight weave are optimal for safeguarding yourself against the Sun's rays.
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Frequently asked questions

What are October temperatures in Gothenburg?

An average high-temperature, in October, in Gothenburg, is 12°C (53.6°F) and the average low-temperature is 6°C (42.8°F).

What is the rainiest month in Gothenburg?

The months with the most rainfall in Gothenburg, Sweden, are October and November, with an average 87mm (3.43") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Gothenburg in October?

In October, the rain falls for 15 days. Throughout October, 87mm (3.43") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in October in Gothenburg?

In October, the average sea temperature in Gothenburg is 12.2°C (54°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

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

The average day length in October in Gothenburg, Sweden, is 10h and 18min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in October in Gothenburg?

On the first day of October in Gothenburg, Sweden, sunrise is at 07:17 and sunset at 18:45 CEST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:24 and sunset at 16:27 CET.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) end in October in Gothenburg?

On Sunday, 27. October 2024, at 03:00, Daylight Saving Time ends in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the time zone changes from CEST to CET. The next DST starts on Sunday, 30. March 2025, at 02:00.

How long on average sun shines in October in Gothenburg?

In Gothenburg, the average sunshine duration in October is 3.2h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Gothenburg?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Gothenburg is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
Average rainfall days
Average daylight
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in October
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average temperature in October - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average high temperature in October: 12°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (22.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (14.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-2.1°C).

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Average rainfall in October
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average rainfall in October - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average rainfall in October: 87mm

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are October and November (87mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (41mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average rainfall days in October - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average rainfall days in October: 15 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (17 days).
The months with the least rainy days are March and May (10 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average sea temperature in October - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average sea temperature in October: 12.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (18.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (2.6°C).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average daylight in October: 10h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6h and 42min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 3h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1h and 0min).

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Average UV index in October
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average UV index in October - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average UV index in October: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 0).

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Gothenburg, Sweden

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