Weather in Massachusetts, United States in October

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Visiting Massachusetts, United States in October

October has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 49.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 10.4cm (4.1inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 15.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Massachusetts. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). October is too cold for swimming in Massachusetts for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Massachusetts in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Massachusetts in October?

No, October is not a good time for sunbathing in Massachusetts.

October has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 49.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 10.4cm (4.1inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 15.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

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Can you swim in Massachusetts in October?

No, October is too cold for swimming in Massachusetts for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (60°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about October sea temperatures.

Is October a good time to holiday in Massachusetts?

Probably not, October is not a good time for a holiday in Massachusetts.

October has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 49.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 10.4cm (4.1inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 15.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Massachusetts. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). October is too cold for swimming in Massachusetts for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the October temperatures and sunshine.

Is Massachusetts warm in October?

No, Massachusetts is a little too chilly for sunbathing in October.

The average maximum temperature in Massachusetts in October is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 22°C (72°) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Massachusetts in October is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

More info about the October temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Massachusetts in October?

The average day light hours per day in Massachusetts in October are 11.1. The sunshine percentage is 49.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Massachusetts in October

The average maximum temperature in Massachusetts in October is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 22°C (72°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Massachusetts in October is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Massachusetts in October is 9°C (48°F). The minimum temperature is 14°C (56°F) in the previous month and 4°C (39°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Massachusetts in October

During October the average day light hours are 11.1 per day in Massachusetts. The sunshine percentage is 49.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Massachusetts in October is typically 3.9 during October. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Massachusetts in October

The average sea water temperature in Massachusetts in October is 15.8°C (60.4°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Massachusetts in October

The average total rainfall in Massachusetts in October is 10.4cm (4.1inches) and on average there are 15.5 rainy days in October making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Massachusetts in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Massachusetts in October is 12°C (53°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 7°C (7°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Massachusetts in October is typically 91%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.3% in the previous month and 87.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Massachusetts in October is typically 76.7%. The average relative humidity is 78.7% in the previous month and 73.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Massachusetts in October

The average maximum wind speed in Massachusetts in October is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 22KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Massachusetts in October is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 11KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Massachusetts in October is from the West.

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