Average Weather in October in Fleurier Switzerland
Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 57°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 66°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 42°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 48°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fleurier typically range from 51°F to 69°F, while on February 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 34°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 Fleurier experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 55% to 61%.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 45% of the time.
For reference, on December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Fleurier, 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 26, and its lowest chance is 28% on March 3.
Over the course of October in Fleurier, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 33% to 29%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 0% to 2%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Fleurier is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 3.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.3 inches or falls below 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.4 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.5 inches on October 6.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during October in Fleurier is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in October
Over the course of October in Fleurier, 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, 13 seconds, and weekly decrease of 22 minutes, 30 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 5 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 Fleurier is 8:08 AM on October 27 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 7:09 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 5:38 AM and sets 15 hours, 53 minutes later, at 9:31 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:16 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 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 Fleurier is essentially constant during October, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 9, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Fleurier is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 7.1 miles per hour to 7.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Fleurier typically lasts for 5.3 months (162 days), from around May 6 to around October 15, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 31, and rarely ending before September 25 or after November 4.
During October in Fleurier, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 82% to 15% 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 Fleurier are gradually increasing during October, increasing by 44°F, from 1,060°F to 1,104°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Fleurier is decreasing during October, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 3.5 kWh to 2.2 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 Fleurier are 46.902 deg latitude, 6.583 deg longitude, and 3,586 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fleurier contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,287 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,133 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,816 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,091 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fleurier is covered by trees (55%), cropland (31%), and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fleurier 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 Fleurier.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Fleurier 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 Fleurier is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Fleurier and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Les Eplatures (72%, 26 kilometers, northeast); Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (10%, 60 kilometers, northwest); Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (9%, 82 kilometers, southwest); and Sion (8%, 95 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .