brings drop in rainfall while the temperatures remain warmer. The sunlight hours continue to decrease slowly as the city heads towards the end of the year. The rainfall volume is lower than the previous month but is still considerable. This period is ideal for those who favor a tropical climate blend of rain and sunshine. The city's social and cultural calendar remains active and varied, with an emphasis on indoor and covered outdoor events.
TemperaturePort of Spain
's weather in October displays an average high-temperature of a still hot 32.2°C, equating to September
's conditions. Port of Spain observes an average low-temperature of 22.6°C during October nights.
The heat index value for October is calculated to be a burning hot 47°C. Precaution
: Heat cramps along with heat exhaustion are possible. Heatstroke is a serious risk with continued exertion.
In the scope of the heat index, its values resonate with shade and light wind conditions. The heat index has the potential to rise by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees with direct sunshine exposure.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'felt air temperature', reflects the feeling of heat when considering both air temperature and humidity. The impact of temperature is individual, as people's perception of weather may change based on their body mass, height, and physical activity. Given the impact of direct sunlight, it's noteworthy that the felt temperature can rise by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are largely significant for babies and toddlers. Youngsters are usually more at risk than adults, considering they sweat less. Additionally, their high skin surface area compared to their little bodies and their high heat production due to activity increases their risk.
Through perspiration, the body has a natural mechanism to eliminate excessive heat via sweat evaporation. With a high level of moisture in the air, the evaporation process becomes less efficient, preventing the body from cooling down efficiently and resulting in a sensation of overheating. Overheating and dehydration threats arise when heat gain goes beyond what the body can comfortably shed.
In October, the average relative humidity in Port of Spain is 85%.
In Port of Spain, in October, it is raining for 15 days, with typically 143mm of accumulated precipitation. In Port of Spain, during the entire year, the rain falls for 166 days and collects up to 1408mm of precipitation.
In Port of Spain, the average seawater temperature in October is 28°C.Note
: Engaging in water activities, such as swimming or diving, in temperatures from 25°C to 29°C is very pleasurable for extended periods, without any discomfort.
In Port of Spain, the average length of the day in October is 11h and 53min.
On the first day of October, sunrise is at 05:54 and sunset at 17:56. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:56 and sunset at 17:42 AST.
In October, the average sunshine in Port of Spain is 6.7h.
through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.Note
: The UV index of 12 in October translates into these instructions:
Undertake all key precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes may get burns in no time. The Sun's UV radiation is most potent between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Try to avoid direct sunlight during this time. 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. Sunscreen with a sun protection factor of no less than 30 should be used liberally and reapplied frequently on overcast days, including after every swim or outdoor activity. Heads up! Sand and water reflection magnifies the UV exposure from the Sun.