Weather in Costa Rica in October

So you're interested in going to Costa Rica in October

October is a hot and rainy time for sunbathing in Costa Rica. October is a good month for swimming in Costa Rica with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Costa Rica in the months of January, February, March, April, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for October.

Temperature in Costa Rica in October

The average maximum temperature in Costa Rica in October is 30°. The average maximum temperature is 31° in the previous month and 30° in the next month.

The average temperature in Costa Rica in October is 26°. The average temperature ranges is 27° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Costa Rica in October is 23°. The minimum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

Sunshine in Costa Rica in October

The average day light hours per day in Costa Rica in October are 11.9 and there are 4.7 hours of sunshine per day on average during October making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.

The ultraviolet index in Costa Rica in October is typically 12.8 during October. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Costa Rica in October

The average sea water temperature in Costa Rica in October is 24.7° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Costa Rica in October

The average total rainfall in Costa Rica in October is 21.5cm and on average there are 18.5 rainy days in October making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Costa Rica in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Costa Rica in October is 24° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 24° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Costa Rica in October is typically 95.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 95.3% in the previous month and 92.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Costa Rica in October is typically 81.6%. The average relative humidity is 79.8% in the previous month and 74.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Costa Rica in October

The average maximum wind speed in Costa Rica in October is typically 17kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 19kmh in the previous month and 21kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Costa Rica in October is typically 7kmh. The average wind speed is 7kmh in the previous month and 9kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Costa Rica in October is from the South-Southwest.

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