Average October Sunshine in the United Kingdom

The tables below give October averages for the number of hours with sunshine at cities and towns throughout the United Kingdom. The monthly totals are based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for: Southern England, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The UK as a whole has an average 103 hours of sun in October.

Southern England

Total October sunshine
Place Hours
Birmingham 98
Cambridge 114
Eastbourne 125
Exeter 111
Ipswich 120
London 108
Lowestoft 111
Newquay 117
Oxford 111

Northern England

Average amount of sun in October
Place Hours
Blackpool 99
Grimsby 105
Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 75
Manchester 99
Newcastle 103
Penrith 79
Sheffield 91


Average October sun
Place Hours
Aberporth 106
Aberystwyth 97
Cardiff 103
Tenby 108
Valley, Anglesey 110


Number of sunny hours in October on average
Place Hours
Aberdeen 100
Dundee 108
Edinburgh 101
Forres 88
Glasgow 85
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 76
Lerwick, Shetland Islands 69
Oban 77
Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 81
Tiree, Inner Hebrides 88

Northern Ireland

Average total sunshine in October
Place Hours
Armagh 90
Belfast 91
Londonderry 81
United Kingdom Sunshine
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