Average Sunshine in Iowa for October





Number of Sunny Days

In the table below, the average number of Sunny Days for a city in Iowa is the total days this month when the sky is mostly clear. This includes the days when cloud covers up to 30% of the sky during daylight hours.

Partly Sunny Days have cloud covering from 40% to 70% of the sky during the daytime. The rest of the days during October are mainly overcast, with at least 80% cloud cover.

Total Days With Sun is a sum of the Sunny plus Partly Sunny days. All the numbers are averages, made from years of weather watching, for total days in the month.

Days of sunshine in October
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Des Moines 12 7 19
Dubuque 10 8 18
Sioux City 12 8 20
Waterloo 10 8 18

Amount of Sun

Here's another way to look at how much sunshine a city gets. The % Sun number measures the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground. Again, these amounts are monthly averages based on many years of weather observations.

Percent sunshine for October
City % Sun
Des Moines 62
Sioux City 63
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.

Iowa Sunshine
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