October weather forecast and climate
Basel, Switzerland

The Rhine River passing through the city of Basel in Switzerland, with a view of the red stone Munster Cathedral building
The Rhine River passing through the city of Basel in Switzerland, with a view of the red stone Munster Cathedral building

Weather in October

October, like September, is a moderate autumn month in Basel, Switzerland, with average temperature ranging between max 15.2°C (59.4°F) and min 7.4°C (45.3°F).

Temperature

In Basel, Switzerland, the average high-temperature decreases, from a pleasant 20.3°C (68.5°F) in September, to a mild 15.2°C (59.4°F). In Basel, the average low-temperature is 7.4°C (45.3°F).

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity in Basel is 81%.

Rainfall

In October, in Basel, the rain falls for 10.1 days. Throughout October, 73mm (2.87") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 120.4 rainfall days, and 843mm (33.19") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows in Basel. Throughout October, in the average 0.1 snowfall days, it receives 1mm (0.04") of snow. Throughout the year, in Basel, there are 11.1 snowfall days, and 369mm (14.53") of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Basel, the average length of the day is 10.8h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 3.6h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Basel is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 in October transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in October in Basel?

In Basel, the average relative humidity in October is 81%.

How much does it rain in Basel in October?

In Basel, Switzerland, in October, during 10.1 rainfall days, 73mm (2.87") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it start to snow in Basel?

October is the first month it typically snows in Basel, Switzerland. Throughout October, in the average 0.1 snowfall days, it receives 1mm (0.04") of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Basel have in October?

In October, the average length of the day in Basel, Switzerland, is 10.8h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Basel?

In October, the average sunshine in Basel is 3.6h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Basel?

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

Average temperature in October
Basel, Switzerland

Average temperature in October - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average high temperature in October: 15.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (25.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (4.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 7.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (14.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-1.1°C).

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Average humidity in October
Basel, Switzerland

Average humidity in October - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average humidity in October: 81%

Months with the highest relative humidity are November and December (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (68%).

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Average rainfall in October
Basel, Switzerland

Average rainfall in October - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average rainfall in October: 73mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (99mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (45mm).

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Average rainfall days in October
Basel, Switzerland

Average rainfall days in October - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average rainfall days in October: 10.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (8.4 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Basel, Switzerland

Average snowfall in October - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average snowfall in October: 1mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (115mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in October
Basel, Switzerland

Average snowfall days in October - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Basel, Switzerland

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average daylight in October: 10.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.5h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 3.6h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.7h).

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Average UV index in October
Basel, Switzerland

Average UV index in October - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average UV index in October: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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