October weather forecast and climate
Madison, WI

A view of the State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, on a beautiful spring evening
A view of the State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, on a beautiful spring evening
October, the same as September, in Madison, Wisconsin, is another mild autumn month, with average temperature ranging between min 41.7°F (5.4°C) and max 57.4°F (14.1°C).

Temperature

In Madison, the average high-temperature decreases, from an agreeable 71.1°F (21.7°C) in September, to a moderate 57.4°F (14.1°C). In Madison, the average low-temperature is 41.7°F (5.4°C).

Humidity

April and October, with an average relative humidity of 77%, are the least humid months.

Rainfall

In Madison, during 4.6 rainfall days, 0.55" (14mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Madison, during the entire year, the rain falls for 50.2 days and collects up to 4.76" (121mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Madison are January through April, October through December. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.5 snowfall days, it receives 0.16" (4mm) of snow. In Madison, Wisconsin, during the entire year, snow falls for 22.6 days, and aggregates up to 2.83" (72mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Madison, Wisconsin, the average length of the day in October is 11h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Madison is 5.2h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in October in Madison?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Madison, Wisconsin, is 57.4°F (14.1°C), while the average low-temperature is 41.7°F (5.4°C).

What are the least humid months in Madison?

April and October, with an average relative humidity of 77%, are the least humid months.

What is the average humidity in October in Madison?

In October, the average relative humidity is 77%.

How many days does it rain in October in Madison?

In Madison, in October, it is raining for 4.6 days, with typically 0.55" (14mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Madison?

October is the first month it typically snows in Madison. Throughout October, in the average 0.5 snowfall days, it receives 0.16" (4mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Madison have in October?

The average length of the day in October in Madison, Wisconsin, is 11h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Madison?

In October, the average sunshine in Madison is 5.2h.

How high is the UV index in October in Madison?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Madison is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Madison, WI
  • Average high temperature in October: 14.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (25.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-4.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 5.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (16.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-11.8°C).

Average pressure in October - Madison, WI
  • Average pressure in October: 1015.7mbar

Months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and February (1019.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1012.8mbar).

Average wind speed in October - Madison, WI
  • Average wind speed in October: 14.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (16.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (10.7km/h).

Average humidity in October - Madison, WI
  • Average humidity in October: 77%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (88%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are April and October (77%).

Average rainfall in October - Madison, WI
  • Average rainfall in October: 14mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (16mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, March, November and December (6mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Madison, WI
  • Average rainfall days in October: 4.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (6.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (1.1 days).

Average snowfall in October - Madison, WI
  • Average snowfall in October: 4mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (24mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in October - Madison, WI
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.6 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Madison, WI
  • Average daylight in October: 11h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.1h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5.2h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.3h).

Average sunshine days in October - Madison, WI
  • Average sunshine days in October: 24.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (27 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (19.8 days).

Average UV index in October - Madison, WI
  • Average UV index in October: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in October - Madison, WI
  • Average cloud cover in October: 44

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 66).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 34).

Average visibility in October - Madison, WI
  • Average visibility in October: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, July, August and September (8km).