October Weather Averages for Florida, USA

What's the Weather like in Florida in October 

Temperature 

The warmest part of the year ended with September, but that doesn't mean October in Florida is a cold season—far from it! October is still beautifully sunny and gorgeously warm. The state has a subtropical climate in its northern parts and a tropical climate in the southern regions. This basically means the weather is quite amazing throughout the year across the entire state.

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  • Temperature Temperature 24°C 75°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 29°C 84°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 65°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 27°C 81°F

What's the Weather like in Florida in October 

Temperature 

The warmest part of the year ended with September, but that doesn't mean October in Florida is a cold season—far from it! October is still beautifully sunny and gorgeously warm. The state has a subtropical climate in its northern parts and a tropical climate in the southern regions. This basically means the weather is quite amazing throughout the year across the entire state.

October has an average temperature of 24°C, a temperature that many other places in the Northern Hemisphere can only dream of. Even at night, the mercury doesn't fall below the average low of 18°C, which is an ideal temperature for after-dinner strolls. In the afternoons, the temperature climbs to an average high of 29°C, which is nothing less than spectacular for autumn. It must be said, however, that those low and high temperature decrease in the course of the month, by about 3 to 4 degrees. The sea temperature is high as well and averages 27°C—sometimes higher than the air temperature!

Rain

As the last month of the wetter half of the year, Florida receives about 234mm of rainfall in October—this number is recorded in Miami, one of the state's premier beach destinations. There are also 16 days with precipitation. November will be much, much drier. October is, in fact, characterised by a drastic decrease in the probability that rainfall occurs. The chance that it will rain drops from 42% in the beginning of the month to 25% at the end. Thunderstorms are still the most like type of precipitation, occurring on 43% of the days with rainfall, but light rain has become frequent as well, occurring on 31% of those rainy days. Moderate rain is seen on 17% of the days with rainfall.

Sunshine Hours

Cloud cover also decreases throughout October. The percentage of cloud cover falls from 38% to 31% in the course of the month. The fact that the sky tends to clear cancels out the gradual shortening of the days. This is the main reason that there still are 8 hours of sunshine per day in October.

If you are making plans to go on a trip to Florida, make sure to check the weather forecast first to determine the best possible period to visit.

Florida Hotels in October 

Aloft Tallahassee Downtown

Warm days and hot sunrays characterise the weather in October. As a year round holiday destination, Florida is home to many activities, attractions and places to visit. Tallahassee is one of those places. When you choose to spend your holiday in this city, take a look at Aloft Tallahassee Downtown, located in the very heart of the city. It lies within easy walking distance from Tallahassee's parks, restaurants, museums and bars. This is a contemporary hotel, featuring a bar, a pool and meeting rooms.

Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites is situated near many attractions in Tallahassee, including Florida State University, the Antique Car Museum and Monticello. Focusing on both business travellers and tourists, this hotel has rooms with kitchens, free Wi-Fi, a barbecue area, gym, outdoor pool, free breakfast and even a theatre.

Hotel Duval

A welcoming boutique hotel, Hotel Duval offers delicious food, cozy rooms, fun entertainment and large event venues. From room service to the lounge and grill, the hotel's eating options are made for your utter convenience. This is a popular hotel among business travellers because of the huge meeting spaces and conference rooms, but also among brides for its wedding packages.

Florida Beach for October 

Panama City

You won't find many beaches in Tallahassee, the landlocked capital of Florida. Instead, you might want to hop in a car and drive to Panama City to enjoy the 27°C-warm water in the Gulf of Mexico. Panama City is home to no less than 50 kilometres of beaches. The most popular beaches are at St. Andrews and Camp Helen State Parks and at Schooner's Beach. However, you can find dozens upon dozens of smaller beaches in between those three.

Bars and Restaurants 

A La Provence

A La Provence is a restaurant in Tallahassee that focuses on American and French food, as well as seafood. This fine-dining venue features excellent fresh seafood dishes and locally raised beef dishes, such as superb steaks. Each guest will receive a complimentary amuse-bouche before dinner, a tiny appetizer that literally "amuses the mouth." Additionally, the wine list and drinks menu are both extensive.

Clusters & Hops

If you like wine and cheese, you will be delighted to find out about Clusters & Hops, a wine and cheese shop and restaurant that has more than 100 cheeses, more than 1,000 wines, as well as dozens of beers, various olive oils, chocolates and vinegars. For lunch, order a fantastic cheese (and sliced meat) board!

Things to do in Florida in October 

Greek Food Festival

October weather in Tallahassee is definitely comfortable. Greek food enthusiasts will love Tallahassee for its annual Greek Food Festival usually held in mid-October. Feast on baklava, tzatziki, spanakopita while listening to Greek music or watching dance performances. Another orgasmic dining experience in Tallahassee is the Stone Crab Festival held annually in October in downtown St. Marks. The festival is like a signal to the residents that the fall season has arrived and stone crab season has begun. 

Tallahassee

As the state capital, Tallahassee is rich in history as shown by the significant landmarks within the city and surrounding areas. For starters, check out the lighthouses along Florida's Forgotten Coast, which is a 150-kilometre stretch of shoreline beginning at St. Marks.

Florida Museum of History

Other historical places of interest are the Florida Museum of History and the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park where you can engage in fun-filled activities like swimming, kayaking, canoeing and picnicking. If you want to know more about Florida's history and view early architecture, include in your itinerary the Mission san Luis de Apalache, which was built in 1633 as a Spanish Franciscan Mission house. This might not be so interesting for young children, so afterwards take them to see the Batmobile at the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, which also features other unique and rare cars. 

Tallahassee Museum

For a Halloween experience the children will never forget, take them to the Tallahassee Museum for the Annual Halloween Howl where the grounds will be transformed into a haunted fantasy land.

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