This report describes the typical weather at the Space Coast Regional Airport (Titusville, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average October. It is based on the historical records from 2008 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Titusville, Florida has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (40%), oceans and seas (24%), lakes and rivers (14%), forests (11%), and grasslands (10%).
The month of October is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 84Â°F to 77Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 87Â°F or dropping below 72Â°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of October, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 48 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.6 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is October 31 with 11:04 hours of daylight; the longest day is October 1 with 11:52 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:16am on October 1; the latest sunset is at 7:08pm on October 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:35am on October 31; the earliest sunset is at 6:39pm on October 31.
Daylight saving 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 ranges from 53% (partly cloudy) to 58% (partly cloudy).
On October 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 23% of the time, partly cloudy 19% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 18% 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 16% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 29, occurring in 11% 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 51% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 1, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 41% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 1, when it is observed during 6% 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 44% (comfortable) to 86% (very humid) over the course of a typical October, rarely dropping below 34% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 98% (very humid).
The air is driest around October 12, at which time the relative humidity drops below 49% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 4, rising above 79% (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 49Â°F (dry) to 65Â°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 40Â°F (dry) or above 71Â°F (muggy).
The time of the month between October 1 and October 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of October typical wind speeds vary from 4 mph to 17 mph (light breeze to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around October 28, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around October 5, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).