Weather in October
continues the autumn season in Vatican City
, with temperatures further decreasing from September
. The average temperatures during this month range from 11°C (51.8°F) to 20°C (68°F). The city experiences a marked drop in temperatures, especially in the mornings and evenings.
Rainfall in October increases significantly compared to September, with an average precipitation of about 80mm (3.15") to 90mm (3.54"). This makes October one of the wetter months of the year. Rainfall events become more frequent and can last longer than in previous months. Given the moderate temperatures, snowfall remains unlikely in October.
Daylight hours continue to shorten in October. Sunrise typically occurs around 7:15 am at the beginning of the month and moves to 7:45 am by the end. Sunset also moves forward from approximately 6:30 pm at the start of October to about 5:00 pm by the month's end. This reduction in daylight hours signals the approach of the winter season.
October's cooler temperatures and increased rainfall make it a less popular month for tourism compared to the warmer months. However, the autumn foliage in the Vatican Gardens presents a spectacular display of colours, providing a unique experience for those who do visit. Warmer clothing becomes more necessary during this month, especially in the evenings. An umbrella or raincoat is also essential due to the likelihood of rain.
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