Average Weather in October in Columbus Indiana, United States
In Columbus, the month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 12°F, from 72°F to 60°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 83°F or dropping below 47°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 51°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Columbus typically range from 67°F to 86°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°F to 38°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 Columbus experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 34% to 44%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 66% of the time.
For reference, on December 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Columbus, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is essentially constant, remaining around 25% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 20% on January 29.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Columbus is essentially constant, remaining about 3.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.3 inches or falling below 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Columbus, 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, 13 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 26 seconds, and weekly decrease of 17 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Columbus is 7:39 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 8:10 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:25 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 42 minutes earlier at 6:43 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Columbus 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 6:17 AM and sets 14 hours, 56 minutes later, at 9:13 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:59 AM and sets 9 hours, 24 minutes later, at 5:24 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Columbus is decreasing during October, falling from 7% to 0% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 56% 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 Columbus is increasing during October, increasing from 7.2 miles per hour to 8.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.8 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Columbus is decreasing during October, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 4.6 kWh to 3.1 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 Columbus are 39.201 deg latitude, -85.921 deg longitude, and 620 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Columbus is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 82 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 618 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (436 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (840 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Columbus is covered by cropland (52%) and artificial surfaces (46%), within 10 miles by cropland (66%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (38%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Columbus 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 Columbus.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Columbus 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 Columbus is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Columbus and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Shelbyville Municipal Airport (48%, 43 kilometers, north); Monroe County Airport (29%, 61 kilometers, west); Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (12%, 109 kilometers, east); and Bowman Field (12%, 111 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .