Average Weather in October in Santa Lucia Philippines
Daily high temperatures are around 87°F, rarely falling below 83°F or exceeding 90°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 87°F on October 18.
Daily low temperatures are around 74°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 77°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 75°F on October 5.
For reference, on April 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Santa Lucia typically range from 76°F to 93°F, while on January 16, the coldest day of the year, they range from 70°F to 86°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in October
The month of October in Santa Lucia experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 87% to 77%.
The clearest day of the month is October 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 23% of the time.
For reference, on June 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 94%, while on February 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 56%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Santa Lucia, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 56% and ending it at 29%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 77% on August 12, and its lowest chance is 4% on January 16.
Probability of Precipitation in October
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Santa Lucia is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 10.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 20.5 inches or falls below 3.7 inches, and ending the month at 4.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.7 inches or falls below 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Santa Lucia, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 24 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 49 seconds, and weekly decrease of 5 minutes, 40 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 11 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 12 hours, 0 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Santa Lucia is 5:47 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 6 minutes later at 5:53 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 5:47 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 18 minutes earlier at 5:29 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Santa Lucia during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:28 AM and sets 13 hours, 2 minutes later, at 6:31 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:19 AM and sets 11 hours, 13 minutes later, at 5:32 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in October
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Santa Lucia is essentially constant during October, remaining around 99% throughout.
The highest chance of a muggy day during October is 100% on October 4.
For reference, on August 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 69% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Santa Lucia is increasing during October, increasing from 5.3 miles per hour to 6.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.7 miles per hour, while on October 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during October is 5.3 miles per hour on October 2.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
Santa Lucia is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Santa Lucia is essentially constant during October, remaining around 84°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during October is 84°F on October 7.
Average Water Temperature in October
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Temperatures in Santa Lucia are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Santa Lucia are rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 893°F, from 8,143°F to 9,036°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Santa Lucia is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 4.6 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during October is 4.8 kWh on October 30.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santa Lucia are 15.368 deg latitude, 120.486 deg longitude, and 371 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Santa Lucia contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 351 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 375 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,300 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,755 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Santa Lucia is covered by cropland (65%) and trees (21%), within 10 miles by cropland (54%) and trees (32%), and within 50 miles by cropland (46%) and trees (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Santa Lucia year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Santa Lucia.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Santa Lucia according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Santa Lucia is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Santa Lucia and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Clark International Airport (68%, 22 kilometers, south); Iba (16%, 56 kilometers, west); Lingayen Airfield (10%, 81 kilometers, north); and Dr. Juan C. Angara Airport (6%, 116 kilometers, east).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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