Iqaluit
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

October, like September, is another subzero cold autumn month in Iqaluit, Canada, with average temperature ranging between max -1°C (30.2°F) and min -6.4°C (20.5°F).

Temperature

In Iqaluit, the average high-temperature in October decreases, from a cold 5.2°C (41.4°F) in September, to a subzero cold -1°C (30.2°F). In October, the average low-temperature is -6.4°C (20.5°F).

Humidity

The most humid month is October, with an average relative humidity of 78.1%.

Rainfall

In Iqaluit, during October, the rain falls for 2.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 6.8mm (0.3") of precipitation. In Iqaluit, during the entire year, the rain falls for 51.7 days and collects up to 197.2mm (7.8") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Iqaluit are January through June, August through December. In Iqaluit, Canada, in October, during 13.7 snowfall days, 294mm (11.6") of snow is typically accumulated. In Iqaluit, during the entire year, snow falls for 113.4 days, and aggregates up to 2293mm (90.3") of snow.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature in Iqaluit is 1°C (33.8°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

In October, the average length of the day in Iqaluit is 9.7h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 1.7h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in October in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, in October, the average high-temperature is -1°C (30.2°F), and the average low-temperature is -6.4°C (20.5°F).

What is the most humid month in Iqaluit?

The most humid month in Iqaluit, Canada, is October, with an average relative humidity of 78.1%.

What is the average humidity in October in Iqaluit?

In October, the average relative humidity is 78.1%.

How many days does it rain in October in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, in October, it is raining for 2.2 days, with typically 6.8mm (0.3") of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Iqaluit in October?

In October, in Iqaluit, Canada, it is snowing for 13.7 days. Throughout October, 294mm (11.6") of snow is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in October in Iqaluit?

In October, the average sea temperature is 1°C (33.8°F). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

What is the average length of the day in October in Iqaluit?

The average length of the day in October in Iqaluit is 9.7h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Iqaluit?

The average sunshine in October in Iqaluit, Canada, is 1.7h.

How high is the UV index in October in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in October: -1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: -6.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

Average humidity in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in October: 78.1%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

Average rainfall in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in October: 6.8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in October: 2.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

Average snowfall in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in October: 294mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0mm).

Average snowfall days in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in October: 13.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in October: 1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and March (-2°C).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average daylight in October: 9.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 1.7h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

Average UV index in October - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in October: 1

Months with the highest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).