Average Weather in October in Delano California, United States
In Delano, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 13°F, from 87°F to 74°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 97°F or dropping below 66°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 57°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 64°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Delano typically range from 67°F to 99°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 38°F to 57°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 Delano experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 14% to 27%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 86% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on August 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Delano, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is increasing, starting the month at 4% and ending it at 9%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 27.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Delano is increasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Delano, 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 hour, 4 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 9 seconds, and weekly decrease of 15 minutes, 0 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 44 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Delano is 6:52 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 26 minutes later at 7:18 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:40 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 38 minutes earlier at 6:02 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Delano during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during October, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:41 AM and sets 14 hours, 35 minutes later, at 8:16 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:03 AM and sets 9 hours, 44 minutes later, at 4:47 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Delano is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 19, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on November 13, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
The average hourly wind speed in Delano is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 2.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.6 miles per hour, while on November 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Delano is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.6 kWh, from 5.6 kWh to 4.0 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Delano are 35.769 deg latitude, -119.247 deg longitude, and 308 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Delano is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 75 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 312 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (518 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (10,020 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Delano is covered by cropland (57%) and artificial surfaces (40%), within 10 miles by cropland (86%), and within 50 miles by cropland (45%) and grassland (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Delano 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Delano.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Delano 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 Delano is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Delano and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Porterville Municipal Airport (54%, 33 kilometers, northeast); Meadows Field (39%, 41 kilometers, southeast); and Paso Robles Municipal Airport (7%, 125 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .