Average Weather in October in Eastport Maine, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 60°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 66°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 46°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Eastport typically range from 56°F to 70°F, while on January 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 14°F to 30°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 Eastport experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 42% to 49%.
The clearest day of the month is October 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on May 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, while on September 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 62%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Eastport, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is gradually increasing, starting the month at 31% and ending it at 33%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on November 21, and its lowest chance is 23% on August 25.
Probability of Precipitation in October
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Eastport is increasing, starting the month at 3.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.1 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 4.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.1 inches or falls below 2.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Eastport, 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, 30 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 59 seconds, and weekly decrease of 20 minutes, 55 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 12 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Eastport is 6:26 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 39 minutes later at 7:05 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 6:07 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 51 minutes earlier at 5:17 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Eastport during 2021, 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 4:41 AM and sets 15 hours, 36 minutes later, at 8:18 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:02 AM and sets 8 hours, 47 minutes later, at 3:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for October 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in October
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Eastport is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 9, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Eastport is increasing during October, increasing from 8.7 miles per hour to 10.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.7 miles per hour, while on August 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
The wind direction in Eastport during October is predominantly out of the south from October 1 to October 6 and the west from October 6 to October 31.
Wind Direction in October
Eastport 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 Eastport is gradually decreasing during October, falling by 3°F, from 53°F to 50°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in October
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Eastport typically lasts for 5.7 months (173 days), from around April 30 to around October 20, rarely starting before April 14 or after May 16, and rarely ending before October 2 or after November 5.
During October in Eastport, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 92% to 20% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Eastport are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 80°F, from 1,297°F to 1,377°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Eastport is decreasing during October, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 3.8 kWh to 2.3 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 Eastport are 44.906 deg latitude, -66.990 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Eastport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 177 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 9 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (292 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,207 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Eastport is covered by water (81%) and artificial surfaces (11%), within 10 miles by water (64%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by water (50%) and trees (46%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Eastport, 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 Eastport.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Eastport 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 Eastport is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Eastport and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: St. Stephen, N. B. (42%, 40 kilometers, northwest); Point Lepreau, N. B. (36%, 45 kilometers, northeast); Brier Island, N. S. (14%, 86 kilometers, southeast); and Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (8%, 120 kilometers, southwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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