Average Weather in October in Compton California, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 78°F to 74°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 88°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 63°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 67°F.
For reference, on August 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Compton typically range from 66°F to 81°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 48°F to 66°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
Curitiba, Brazil (6,107 miles away); Rabat, Morocco (5,983 miles); and Port Elizabeth, South Africa (10,383 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Compton (view comparison).
The month of October in Compton experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 13% to 24%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 87% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Compton, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is increasing, starting the month at 3% and ending it at 7%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on February 19, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 19.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Compton is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.9 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Compton, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 60 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 60 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 59 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 50 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Compton is 6:47 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 24 minutes later at 7:11 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:36 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 36 minutes earlier at 6:01 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Compton during 2018, 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 5:42 AM and sets 14 hours, 25 minutes later, at 8:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:54 AM and sets 9 hours, 54 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Compton is gradually decreasing during October, falling from 3% to 0% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 9% 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 Compton is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 5.6 miles per hour to 6.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
Compton 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 Compton is gradually decreasing during October, falling by 2°F, from 67°F to 65°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in October
Temperatures in Compton 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 Compton are rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 511°F, from 4,007°F to 4,518°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Compton is decreasing during October, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 5.7 kWh to 4.3 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 Compton are 33.896 deg latitude, -118.220 deg longitude, and 75 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Compton is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 74 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (364 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (10,062 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Compton is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (98%), and within 50 miles by water (39%) and shrubs (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Compton 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 Compton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Compton 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 Compton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Compton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport (40%, 11 kilometers, west); Long Beach Airport (37%, 12 kilometers, southeast); and Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown (23%, 16 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .