Vancouver
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Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and climate
Vancouver, Canada

Aerial view of the Coal Harbor and trees of Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
Aerial view of the Coal Harbor and trees of Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
October, like September, is a moderate autumn month in Vancouver, Canada, with temperature in the range of an average high of 13.5°C (56.3°F) and an average low of 7°C (44.6°F).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature decreases, from a comfortable 18.9°C (66°F) in September, to a mild 13.5°C (56.3°F). The average low-temperature, in Vancouver, is 7°C (44.6°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in October is 75.6%.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 15.4 days. Throughout October, 120.7mm (4.8") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Vancouver, there are 165.1 rainfall days, and 1153.1mm (45.4") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall. October is the first month it typically snows in Vancouver. Throughout October, Vancouver receives 1mm (0") of snow. Throughout the year, 381mm (15") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature is 10.1°C (50.2°F).
Note: At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In Vancouver, the average length of the day in October is 10.7h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine in Vancouver is 3.9h.

UV index

In Vancouver, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. 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 Vancouver?

In October, the average high-temperature is 13.5°C (56.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 7°C (44.6°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Vancouver?

The average relative humidity in October in Vancouver, Canada, is 75.6%.

How much does it rain in Vancouver in October?

In Vancouver, Canada, during October, the rain falls for 15.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 120.7mm (4.8") of precipitation.

When does it start snowing in Vancouver?

October is the first month it typically snows in Vancouver. Throughout October, Vancouver receives 1mm (0") of snow.

What is the water temperature in October in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, in October, the average water temperature is 10.1°C (50.2°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Vancouver have in October?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average length of the day in October is 10.7h.

How many hours of sunshine does Vancouver have in October?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average sunshine in October is 3.9h.

How high is the UV index in October in Vancouver?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Vancouver, Canada, is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average high temperature in October: 13.5°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (22.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (6.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (13.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (0.8°C).

Average humidity in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average humidity in October: 75.6%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (81.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (61.4%).

Average rainfall in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall in October: 120.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (185.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (35.6mm).

Average rainfall days in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in October: 15.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (19.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (6.3 days).

Average snowfall in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall in October: 1mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (148mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (2.8 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in October: 10.1°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (11.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (6.8°C).

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average daylight in October: 10.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 3.9h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.8h).

Average UV index in October - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average UV index in October: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).