Average Weather in October in Taft California, United States
In Taft, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 11°F, from 85°F to 74°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 95°F or dropping below 65°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 56°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 64°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Taft typically range from 65°F to 96°F, while on January 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°F to 62°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 Taft 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 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on August 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Taft, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is increasing, starting the month at 3% and ending it at 8%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 22% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 1% on July 29.
Probability of Precipitation in October
Over the course of October in Taft, 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, 3 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 6 seconds, and weekly decrease of 14 minutes, 39 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 45 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 Taft 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 6:41 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 37 minutes earlier at 6:03 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Taft 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 5:43 AM and sets 14 hours, 32 minutes later, at 8:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 47 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Taft is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, 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 Taft is essentially constant during October, remaining around 2.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour, while on August 28, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
Taft 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 Taft is essentially constant during October, remaining around 60°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during October is 60°F on October 4.
Average Water Temperature in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Taft is rapidly decreasing during October, falling by 1.6 kWh, from 5.7 kWh to 4.2 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 Taft are 35.142 deg latitude, -119.457 deg longitude, and 974 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Taft contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 942 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,009 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,353 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,645 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Taft is covered by shrubs (85%) and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by grassland (47%) and shrubs (44%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (36%) and grassland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Taft 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Taft.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Taft 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 Taft is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Taft and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Meadows Field (35%, 49 kilometers, northeast); Sandberg (8%, 80 kilometers, southeast); Santa Ynez Airport (17%, 82 kilometers, southwest); Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (15%, 87 kilometers, southwest); Santa Maria Airport (14%, 94 kilometers, west); and Oxnard Airport (11%, 107 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .