Average Weather in October in Quepos Costa Rica
In Quepos, the month of October is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 88°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 92°F or dropping below 84°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 88°F on October 27.
Daily low temperatures are around 78°F, rarely falling below 75°F or exceeding 80°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 77°F on October 2.
For reference, on March 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Quepos typically range from 80°F to 92°F, while on October 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 77°F to 88°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 Quepos experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 94% to 87%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 94% on October 2.
The clearest day of the month is October 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 13% of the time.
For reference, on May 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 95%, while on January 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Quepos, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is decreasing, starting the month at 55% and ending it at 49%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 55% on October 7, and its lowest chance is 7% on March 16.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Quepos is decreasing, starting the month at 7.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 13.1 inches or falls below 3.2 inches, and ending the month at 6.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 11.9 inches or falls below 2.4 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 7.4 inches on October 11.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Quepos, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 11 hours, 48 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 12 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Quepos is 5:24 AM on October 11 and the latest sunrise is 1 minute, 43 seconds later at 5:26 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 5:27 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 13 minutes earlier at 5:13 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Quepos during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:18 AM and sets 12 hours, 41 minutes later, at 5:58 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:47 AM and sets 11 hours, 35 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Quepos is essentially constant during October, remaining within 1% of 98% throughout.
For reference, on June 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on January 26, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 48% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
The average hourly wind speed in Quepos is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 6.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour, while on January 18, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during October is 6.3 miles per hour on October 11.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
Quepos 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 Quepos is essentially constant during October, remaining around 82°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in October
Temperatures in Quepos 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
The average accumulated growing degree days in Quepos is very rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 936°F, from 8,986°F to 9,922°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Quepos is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 3.6 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during October is 3.4 kWh on October 11.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Quepos are 9.431 deg latitude, -84.162 deg longitude, and 43 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Quepos contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 643 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 100 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (4,337 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,490 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Quepos is covered by trees (38%), water (22%), grassland (14%), and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by water (45%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by water (54%) and trees (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Quepos 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 is only a single weather station, Juan Santamaría International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Quepos.
At a distance of 63 kilometers from Quepos, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Quepos according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .