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

October weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

October, the same as September, in Iqaluit, Canada, is another subzero cold autumn month, with temperature in the range of an average high of -1°C (30.2°F) and an average low of -6.4°C (20.5°F).

Temperature

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

Humidity

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

Rainfall

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

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall.

Sea temperature

In Iqaluit, the average seawater temperature is 1°C (33.8°F). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Iqaluit is 1.7h.

UV index

In Iqaluit, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
In October, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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, 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 is October, with an average relative humidity of 78.1%.

What is the average humidity in October in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average relative humidity in October is 78.1%.

How much does it rain in Iqaluit in October?

In October, in Iqaluit, the rain falls for 2.2 days. Throughout October, 6.8mm (0.3") of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Iqaluit in October?

In Iqaluit, Canada, during October, snow falls for 13.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 294mm (11.6") of snow.

What is the water temperature in October in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, in October, the average water temperature is 1°C (33.8°F). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

How many hours of daylight does Iqaluit have in October?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in October?

The average sunshine in October is 1.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Iqaluit?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Iqaluit is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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).