Orlando Weather in October
October brings a noticeable change in weather to Orlando, Florida. The temperature drops and the rain lessens now. Both are welcome improvements.
This page gives detailed information on the typical October temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Orlando.
The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Orlando International Airport, located near downtown Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort.
|85 °F||October average high||29 °C|
|66 °F||October average low||19 °C|
In most years, Orlando averages a daily maximum temperature for October that's between 83 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (28 to 30 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 64 and 69 °F (18 to 20 °C).
The days at Orlando begin to cool quickly during October. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 6 °F (3 °C) below what it was at the start.
|26 days||80 °F max. or more (27 °C)|
|21 days||70 °F min. or less (21 °C)|
Every October day warms to over 70 °F (21 °C) in Orlando. The city averages 3 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here during October.
The thermometer dips to 60 °F (16 °C) or below on an average of 5 nights. Occasionally October does get a night as cold as 50 °F (10 °C).
|3.3 in||total precipitation||84 mm|
|8 days||of rain|
Half the time, Orlando receives 1.4 to 5 inches (36 to 121 mm) of rainfall in October. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
|9 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Orlando during 67 percent of daylight hours on average in October, for a total of 238 hours in the month. Typically on 9 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in October at Orlando lasts for 11 hours and 27 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 11 hours and 52 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 11:04 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|75 %||October average humidity|
The relative humidity in Orlando during October usually peaks at 88 percent in the morning then drops to 55 percent by early afternoon.
|Local Time||1 am||4 am||7 am||10 am||1 pm||4 pm||7 pm||10 pm||Humidity %||87||88||88||67||55||57||74||83|
|8.6 mph||October wind speed average||13.8 kph|
October is an average month for wind in Orlando.
|2 days||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|2 days||with thunderstorms in October|
|14 %||chance a named storm approaches|
There's a four percent probability that a hurricane will approach within 100 miles (165 km) of Orlando during October. The chance of a major category 3 to 5 hurricane reaching the area is one percent.
These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals. The named storm probabilities come from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Hurricane Research Division.