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Visiting Cape Hatteras, Cape Hatteras Island, 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 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. October has total rainfall of 16.7cm (6.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cape Hatteras. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). October is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with comfortable temperatures for most people.

Consider visiting Cape Hatteras in the months of May, June, July, August, for the best beach weather.

October brings cooler weather to Cape Hatteras, but it can still be a pleasant time to visit the beach. Swimming and sunbathing may be less enjoyable due to the cooler temperatures, but surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing can still be popular during this month. The water temperatures begin to cool down, so a wetsuit may be needed for water activities. Also consider one of our other suggestions for October.

Can you sunbathe in Cape Hatteras in October?

Yes, October is a good time for sunbathing in Cape Hatteras.

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 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. October has total rainfall of 16.7cm (6.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

More about October temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Cape Hatteras in October?

Yes, October is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with warm sea temperatures 22°C (72°F).

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Is October a good time to holiday in Cape Hatteras?

Yes, October is a good time for a holiday in Cape Hatteras.

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 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. October has total rainfall of 16.7cm (6.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cape Hatteras. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). October is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with comfortable temperatures for most people.

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Is Cape Hatteras warm in October?

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

The average maximum temperature in Cape Hatteras in October is 23°C (73°F). The average maximum temperature is 27°C (81°) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Hatteras in October is 20°C (67°F). The average temperature is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Cape Hatteras in October?

The average day light hours per day in Cape Hatteras in October are 11.3. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright.

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Crowds in Cape Hatteras in October

October sees a significant drop in visitors to Cape Hatteras Island as the weather cools down. There are no major holidays or events during this month, so the beach is not very crowded.

Temperature in Cape Hatteras in October

The average maximum temperature in Cape Hatteras in October is 23°C (73°F). The average maximum temperature is 27°C (81°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Hatteras in October is 20°C (67°F). The average temperature is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape Hatteras in October is 16°C (61°F). The minimum temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 10°C (50°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape Hatteras in October

During October the average day light hours are 11.3 per day in Cape Hatteras. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Cape Hatteras in October is typically 5.6 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 Cape Hatteras in October

The average sea water temperature in Cape Hatteras in October is 22°C (71.6°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Cape Hatteras in October

The average total rainfall in Cape Hatteras in October is 16.7cm (6.6inches) and on average there are 12 rainy days in October making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape Hatteras in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape Hatteras in October is 17°C (63°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 13°C (13°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cape Hatteras in October is typically 88.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.7% in the previous month and 89.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape Hatteras in October is typically 74.1%. The average relative humidity is 75.9% in the previous month and 74.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape Hatteras in October

The average maximum wind speed in Cape Hatteras in October is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape Hatteras in October is typically 14KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cape Hatteras in October is from the North-Northwest.

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