This report describes the typical weather at the Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau, The Bahamas) weather station over the course of an average October. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Nassau has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (95%) and croplands (4%).
The month of October is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 88°F to 84°F over the course of the month, exceeding 91°F or dropping below 80°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of October, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is October 31 with 11:12 hours of daylight; the longest day is October 1 with 11:54 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:02am on October 1; the latest sunset is at 6:56pm on October 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:17am on October 31; the earliest sunset is at 6:30pm on October 31.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in October, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover is 50% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On October 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 33% of the time, partly cloudy 30% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 24% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around October 1, occurring in 61% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 31, occurring in 46% of days.
Throughout October, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 52% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 12, when it is observed during 29% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 30% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around October 1, when it is observed during 24% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 17% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 21, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in October or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 60% (mildly humid) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical October, rarely dropping below 50% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around October 30, at which time the relative humidity drops below 66% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 1, rising above 91% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical October, the dew point typically varies from 66°F (muggy) to 77°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 59°F (comfortable) or above 79°F (oppressive).
Over the course of October typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around October 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).