Florida Rainfall Averages in October

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The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during October at dozens of cities in Florida.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to separate tables for each region: South Florida (including the Florida Keys), Central Florida, North Florida and the Florida Panhandle.

South Florida

South Florida weather records include the counties of Broward, Collier, DeSoto, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, St Lucie and Sarasota.

Average monthly precipitation in October
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  5 Arcadia 2.6   66
  7 Avon Park 3.2   81
11 Big Cypress National Preserve 4.2 107
  7 Bradenton 2.8   72
12 Everglades Park, Royal Palm 4.8 123
14 Ft. Lauderdale 6.4 163
  7 Ft. Myers 2.9   73
12 Ft. Pierce 5.4 138
13 Hialeah 6.9 176
11 Key West 4.9 125
13 Miami 6.3 161
12 Miami Beach 4.5 114
10 Naples 3.8   97
  – Pompano Beach 6.2 158
11 Tavernier (Key Largo) 5.3 133
  7 Venice 3.6   91
13 Vero Beach 5.9 149
12 West Palm Beach 5.1 130

Central Florida

Climate records for the central Florida region include cities in the counties of Brevard, Hillsborough, Orange, Pinellas, Polk and Volusia.

Total average rainfall for October
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  7 Bartow 2.9   74
11 Daytona Beach 4.2 107
  7 Lakeland 2.9   73
11 Melbourne 5.1 129
  8 Orlando 3.3   84
  7 Plant City 2.4   60
  6 St. Petersburg 2.8   71
  7 Tampa 2.3   57

North Florida

North Florida rainfall amounts are for weather stations in the counties of Alachua, Baker, Columbia, Duval, Hamilton, Madison, Marion, St Johns and Suwannee.

Average amount of rain in October
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  7 Gainesville 3.2   81
  6 Glen St. Mary 3.3   85
  8 Jacksonville 3.9 100
  9 Jacksonville Beach 5.2 131
  5 Jasper 3.2   81
  8 Lake City 2.8   72
  4 Live Oak 3.4   86
  5 Madison 3.2   81
  8 Ocala 3.0   77
  9 St. Augustine 4.2 108

Florida Panhandle

Florida Panhandle weather data come from the counties of Bay, Escambia, Franklin, Jefferson, Leon, Okaloosa and Walton.

Rainy weather averages during October
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  5 Apalachicola 4.2 107
  7 Crestview 3.9   99
  6 DeFuniak Springs 3.7   94
  7 Monticello 3.5   88
  7 Niceville 5.3 134
  6 Panama City 3.6   91
  6 Pensacola 5.2 133
  6 Tallahassee 3.2   82
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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