Average Weather in October in Sottens Switzerland
Daily high temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 60°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 68°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 47°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sottens typically range from 57°F to 74°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 35°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 Sottens experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 53% to 58%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.
For reference, on November 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
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 Sottens, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is essentially constant, remaining around 32% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 27% on March 3.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Sottens is essentially constant, remaining about 3.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 6.0 inches or falling below 1.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.4 inches on October 7.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Sottens, 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, 36 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 11 seconds, and weekly decrease of 22 minutes, 19 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 6 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 latest sunrise of the month in Sottens is 8:07 AM on October 27 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 7:08 AM on October 28.
The latest sunset is 7:13 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 54 minutes earlier at 5:19 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 2:00 AM on October 28, 2018, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour earlier.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:39 AM and sets 15 hours, 51 minutes later, at 9:30 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:14 AM and sets 8 hours, 33 minutes later, at 4:47 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sottens is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 20, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Sottens is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during October is 5.9 miles per hour on October 3.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Sottens typically lasts for 6.8 months (206 days), from around April 9 to around November 1, rarely starting before March 21 or after April 29, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 24.
The month of October in Sottens is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 99% to 54% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October
The average accumulated growing degree days in Sottens are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 68°F, from 1,750°F to 1,819°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sottens is decreasing during October, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 3.6 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 Sottens are 46.655 deg latitude, 6.742 deg longitude, and 2,402 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sottens contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,086 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,451 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,742 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (11,847 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sottens is covered by cropland (72%) and trees (27%), within 10 miles by cropland (69%) and trees (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (38%) and cropland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sottens 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 Sottens.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sottens 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 Sottens is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sottens and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Neuchatel (48%, 42 kilometers, north); Sion (27%, 66 kilometers, southeast); and Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (25%, 67 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .