October Weather Averages for The Bahamas

The tables below list the typical October temperatures (in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius) and rainfall (in total days, inches and millimetres) for cities and islands in The Bahamas.

The locations represent the climate across the country. Freeport is at the north end of the archipelago, while Nassau is more central.

Matthew Town lies at the southeast corner of the country where the weather is hotter and drier during October.

There's also information here on the likelihoods of named tropical storms and hurricanes approaching The Bahamas this month.

These measures of temperature and precipitation are historical averages based on data collected at weather stations from 1971 to 2000.


Average October temperatures
High °F Low °F Island Place High °C Low °C
85 71 Grand Bahama Freeport 30 21
86 72 New Provi­dence Nassau 30 22
89 74 Great Inagua Matthew Town 32 23


Average monthly precipitation in October
Days Island Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Grand Bahama Freeport 5.6 143
15 New Provi­dence Nassau 6.4 163
10 Great Inagua Matthew Town 4.7 119

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

The chances of a named tropical storm approaching within 100 miles (165 km) during October ranges from 18 percent for the northern Bahamas to 8 percent for the southern islands.

There's an 8 percent probability that a hurricane comes that close to the northern islands, and a 1 percent likelihood of a major category 3 to 5 hurricane reaching the area.

For the southern Bahamas, the chance of a hurricane approaching in October is 4 percent, and 1 percent for major hurricanes.


Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. Hurricane Research Division

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology and World Meteorological Organization. World Weather Information Service.

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