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Visiting California, United States in October

October has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71.3% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright. October has total rainfall of 3.3cm (1.3inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a great time for sunbathing in California. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). October is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

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Can you sunbathe in California in October?

Yes, October is a great time for sunbathing in California.

October has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71.3% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright. October has total rainfall of 3.3cm (1.3inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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Can you swim in California in October?

No, October is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, with the sea water at 17°C (62°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is October a good time to holiday in California?

Yes, October is a good time for a holiday in California.

October has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71.3% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright. October has total rainfall of 3.3cm (1.3inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a great time for sunbathing in California. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). October is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is California warm in October?

Yes, California is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in October.

The average maximum temperature in California in October is 23°C (73°F). The average maximum temperature is 24°C (76°) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in California in October is 17°C (63°F). The average temperature is 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 15°C (58°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is California in October?

The average day light hours per day in California in October are 11.3. The sunshine percentage is 71.3% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in California in October

The average maximum temperature in California in October is 23°C (73°F). The average maximum temperature is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in California in October is 17°C (63°F). The average temperature is 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 15°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in California in October is 12°C (54°F). The minimum temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 9°C (49°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in California in October

During October the average day light hours are 11.3 per day in California. The sunshine percentage is 71.3% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in California in October is typically 5.9 during October. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. 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 California in October

The average sea water temperature in California in October is 16.9°C (62.4°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in California in October

The average total rainfall in California in October is 3.3cm (1.3inches) and on average there are 5.1 rainy days in October making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in California in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in California in October is 13°C (55°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 11°C (11°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in California in October is typically 87.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.9% in the previous month and 86.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in California in October is typically 69.4%. The average relative humidity is 72.1% in the previous month and 68.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in California in October

The average maximum wind speed in California in October is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 21KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in California in October is typically 8KM/H (5MPH). The average wind speed is 9KM/H (5MPH) in the previous month and 8KM/H (5MPH) in the next month.

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

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