October weather forecast
Norfolk, VA

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A breathtaking night panorama of the well developed Norfolk City, Virginia
A breathtaking night panorama of the well developed Norfolk City, Virginia

Weather in October

As Norfolk's foliage begins to transform in October, the temperatures follow suit. The climate becomes noticeably cooler following the heat of the Summer months and the mild warmth of early Autumn. The weather undergoes a transformation, moderate rainfall with an appreciable drop in sea temperatures becomes evident. A hint of chill returns to the winds, enough to make their presence noticeable. Despite the falling temperatures, the city still benefits from reasonable sunshine hours, even though they are fewer than in the previous month.

Temperature

In Norfolk, the beginning of October is marked by a lowered average high-temperature, shifting from September's moderately hot 79.2°F (26.2°C) to an agreeable 69.8°F (21°C). Norfolk's average low-temperature for the month of October records at a moderate 58.1°F (14.5°C).

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity is 75%.

Rainfall

In Norfolk, in October, during 9.9 rainfall days, 1.57" (40mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Norfolk, Virginia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 151.9 days and collects up to 20.35" (517mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Norfolk, snow does not fall in April through October.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature is 69.4°F (20.8°C).
Note: For the majority, swimming in 69.4°F (20.8°C) does not offer a pleasant experience. Below 69.8°F (21°C), the difficulty in controlling breathing escalates.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day is 11h and 14min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:01 am and sunset at 6:48 pm. On the last day of October, sunrise is at 7:28 am and sunset at 6:08 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 5.9h.

UV index

In Norfolk, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 in October interprets into the following advice:
Preventative actions are necessary - Recommendations to ward off sunburn are given. Exposing oneself to the midday Sun can be harmful due to the strong UV radiation; limit your time outside. Boost your sun resistance with garments that are densely woven yet spacious.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the average October temperature in Norfolk?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Norfolk, is 69.8°F (21°C), while the average low-temperature is 58.1°F (14.5°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is computed to be 93.2°F (34°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Norfolk?

In Norfolk, Virginia, the average relative humidity in October is 75%.

How much does it rain in Norfolk in October?

In October, in Norfolk, Virginia, the rain falls for 9.9 days. Throughout October, 1.57" (40mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Norfolk?

April through October are months without snowfall.

Does it snow in Norfolk in October?

In Norfolk, Virginia, in October, it doesn't snow. In November, it regularly snows.

How cold is the water in October in Norfolk?

In October, the average ocean temperature in Norfolk, Virginia, is 69.4°F (20.8°C). Swimming in 69.4°F (20.8°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

How many hours of daylight does Norfolk have in October?

The average day length in October is 11h and 14min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Norfolk?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:01 am and sunset at 6:48 pm. On the last day of the month, in Norfolk, Virginia, sunrise is at 7:28 am and sunset at 6:08 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Norfolk have in October?

The average sunshine duration in October is 5.9h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Norfolk?

In Norfolk, Virginia, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in October
Norfolk, VA

Average temperature in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average high temperature in October: 69.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (45.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in October: 58.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (34.7°F).

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Average pressure in October
Norfolk, VA

Average pressure in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average pressure in October: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.13"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in October
Norfolk, VA

Average wind speed in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average wind speed in October: 9.3mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are March and April (10.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (7.5mph).

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Average humidity in October
Norfolk, VA

Average humidity in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average humidity in October: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (78%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are July and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in October
Norfolk, VA

Average rainfall in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.57"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.52").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.1").

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Average rainfall days in October
Norfolk, VA

Average rainfall days in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 9.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (17.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.3 days).

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Average snowfall in October
Norfolk, VA

Average snowfall in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average snowfall in October: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.47").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in October
Norfolk, VA

Average snowfall days in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (2.2 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in October
Norfolk, VA

Average sea temperature in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average sea temperature in October: 69.4°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (80°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (44.5°F).

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Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Norfolk, VA

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 36min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 42min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in October
Norfolk, VA

Average sunshine days in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average sunshine days in October: 19.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (19.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (10.8 days).

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Average UV index in October
Norfolk, VA

Average UV index in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average UV index in October: 4

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in October
Norfolk, VA

Average cloud cover in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average cloud cover in October: 34

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in October
Norfolk, VA

Average visibility in October - Norfolk, VA
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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