This report describes the typical weather at the Munich International Airport (Franz Josef Strauß International Airport) (Munich, Germany) 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.
Munich has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (60%), croplands (33%), built-up areas (5%), and forests (3%).
The month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 62°F to 50°F over the course of the month, exceeding 72°F or dropping below 41°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of October, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:41 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 3.3 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is October 31 with 9:58 hours of daylight; the longest day is October 1 with 11:39 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:53am on October 28; the latest sunset is at 6:51pm on October 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:52am on October 27; the earliest sunset is at 4:55pm on October 31.
Daylight savings time (DST) ends at 2:00am on October 28, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover ranges from 80% (mostly cloudy) to 88% (mostly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 8% from the start to the end of the month.
On October 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 19% of the time, partly cloudy 13% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 44% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around October 31, occurring in 63% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 5, occurring in 56% of days.
Throughout October, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 54% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 22, when it is observed during 33% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 20% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 15, when it is observed during 12% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around October 31, occurring in 13% of days.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location in October or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 61% (mildly humid) to 97% (very humid) over the course of a typical October, rarely dropping below 44% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around October 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 70% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 31, rising above 94% (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 34°F (dry) to 51°F (very comfortable) and is rarely below 26°F (dry) or above 58°F (comfortable).
Over the course of October typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 11 mph (light air to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).