Charleston
West Virginia, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Charleston, West VA

The calm Kanawha River in front of Charleston, West Virginia, reflecting the city in its water
The calm Kanawha River in front of Charleston, West Virginia, reflecting the city in its water
October, the same as September, is another enjoyable autumn month in Charleston, West Virginia, with average temperature ranging between max 65.3°F (18.5°C) and min 46.9°F (8.3°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature drops, from a moderately hot 77.9°F (25.5°C) in September, to an enjoyable 65.3°F (18.5°C). The average low-temperature, is 46.9°F (8.3°C).

Humidity

In Charleston, the average relative humidity is 78%.

Rainfall

In Charleston, during October, the rain falls for 12.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation. In Charleston, West Virginia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 180.4 days and collects up to 34.06" (865mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Charleston, West Virginia. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 1.22" (31mm) of snow. In Charleston, during the entire year, snow falls for 46.8 days, and aggregates up to 22.01" (559mm) of snow.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day in Charleston is 11.2h.

Sunshine

In Charleston, the average sunshine in October is 6h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 3 interpret into the following advice:
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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in October in Charleston?

In Charleston, West Virginia, in October, the average high-temperature is 65.3°F (18.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 46.9°F (8.3°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Charleston?

The average relative humidity in October in Charleston is 78%.

How much does it rain in Charleston in October?

In Charleston, West Virginia, in October, during 12.5 rainfall days, 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it start to snow in Charleston?

October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 1.22" (31mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Charleston have in October?

In Charleston, West Virginia, the average length of the day in October is 11.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Charleston have in October?

In October, the average sunshine in Charleston, West Virginia, is 6h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Charleston?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Charleston is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average high temperature in October: 18.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (29.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (3.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 8.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (17.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-3.7°C).

Average humidity in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average humidity in October: 78%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (82%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are June, July, August and November (76%).

Average rainfall in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average rainfall in October: 69mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (100mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is September (46mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (20.1 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is November (11 days).

Average snowfall in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average snowfall in October: 31mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (140mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.1 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average daylight in October: 11.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 6h

The month with most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.2h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.7h).

Average UV index in October - Charleston, West VA
  • Average UV index in October: 3

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 2).