Grand Cayman Weather October Averages, Cayman Islands
What's the Weather like in Grand Cayman in October
October features little lower temperatures in the Grand Cayman resort than in August and September. The highest daily temperatures on the largest of the Cayman Islands usually range between 28C (82.4F) and 32C (89.6F). In general, daily lowest temperatures vary between 24C (75.2F) and 28C (82.4F), sometimes more. For a reference, average daily temperatures on the Bahamas (Nassau) this time of the year are somewhat cooler.
In the course of October, the time of the day when it is very hot shortens rapidly. At the beginning of the month, you are likely to have a hot weather from around 10 am to 6 pm. Around October 25, this time frame is from around noon until 3:30 pm. From around October 28 onward, warm temperatures are prevalent throughout the day.
As pleasant temperatures on Grand Cayman become increasingly likely as the time passes, so does the likelihood of a sunny weather. On the first day of the month, the possibility of clear, mostly clear or partially cloudy sky is 24%. On October 31, the chances of a nice weather are 42%.
Albeit the chances of a good weather increase as days pass, October is still one of the two rainiest months in Grand Cayman Island, if not the wettest. In general, the island receives around 220 mm (8.66 in) of rainfall during the entire month. On average, October has 14 rainy days.
With a 39% chance for rain, October 1 is most likely to be the rainiest day in the month. The smallest possibility of a wet day is 32% on October 31. The precipitation could range anywhere between 14 mm (0.55 in) and 257 mm (10.12 in) on any day.
Albeit these statistics may seem grim, note that the highest probability of rain is during the night, somewhere past midnight. Evenings around 6:30 pm are usually the least likely time of the day for a rainy weather.
Also note that once a shower or a thunderstorm occurs, it usually doesn't rain again during that day. More so, it isn't uncommon for people in one part of the town to experience a thunderstorm while those in the other part enjoy dry weather.
The increase in the speed of the wind is constant in the course of October. The beginning of the month features the wind speed of around 5 m/s. The wind speed is likely to be 6.3 m/s by the end of October. Mid-morning (around 9 am) is usually the windiest while mid-afternoon (around 3 pm) is the calmest time of the day in October.
The chance of a muggy, oppressive or miserable day in the resort of Grand Cayman during the month is still at its maximum, remaining around 100%.
Sunrise and Sunset
As days go by in October, the duration of daylight decreases. October 1 is the day with the longest daylight, which lasts from 6:15 am to 6:13 pm. On October 31, the sun rises at 6:25 am and sets at 5:51 pm.
Average Sea Temperature
Extraordinary Weather Occurances
We can say that October is the last month of the hurricane season, albeit little chances of these occurring remain in November, too. Yet, this doesn't mean that hurricanes (74 mph/119 kph and over), or tropical storms (up to 74 mph/119 kph) happen often, quite the opposite. The last hurricane (Ivan) that caused big damage on the island of Grand Cayman took place in September 2004.
Because of the nearness of Caribbean and North American tectonic plates, earthquakes also tend to happen now and then. But, they are also rare, with the last major earthquake occurring in 2004.
However, if an earthquake happens somewhere in the surrounding area during your stay on the island, be aware of the possibility of a tsunami. Tsunamis manifest themselves through the series of waves, which become the largest by the coast. So, if you are on the beach, for example, and notice the water receding, go inland or take some high ground as quickly as possible. People on the open sea are often safer than those on the shore. If a tsunami happens, west coast of Grand Cayman is usually exposed the most.
Hotels for Grand Cayman in October
Grand Cayman Island has many great accommodation providers throughout the island. And October is still the time of the year when you can benefit of lower hotel rates before the beginning of the high season.
Sunset House is a hotel in George Town that has 2 stars. This accommodation provider should be particularly interesting to fans of diving since it has a dive center. Depending on the chosen option, guests could enjoy garden or sea views. Free Wi-Fi (available in certain areas) and parking are at disposal to the hotel's guests. The airport is a few kilometers (miles) away, and Sunset House offers free transfers in both directions.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is a 3-star complex between Governors Creek and Seven Miles Beach, north of George Town. This reputable property has a private beach, an outdoor pool and a sun terrace available to its guests. Rooms feature complimentary toiletries, iPod docking stations and TVs with flat screens. Parking and wireless internet are available for a surcharge. This part of the island is popular for cycling, and Kimpton Seafire Resort provides free bikes for its guests. The distance between the resort and the airport is approx. 9 kilometers (5.6 miles).
Caribbean Club is a beachfront property, featuring 5 stars. The high-end resort, whose location is north of George Town, caters both to vacationers and business travelers. The complex has suites and villas on offer. Some accompanying amenities are massage services in rooms, concierge services and daily housekeeping. A fitness center, a pool and free parking are available, too. The international airport is 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) away.
Beaches for October for Grand Cayman
In addition to boating and diving, beaches along the Grand Cayman coastline offer most engaging activities for enjoying. Every beach throughout the island is worth exploring, and discovering the following three is quite rewarding.
Smith's Cove, which is also known as Barcadere, is one of the most beautiful beaches of Grand Cayman. It features fine sand, and verdant greenery encircles the beach. Its turquoise waters are crystal clear and ideal for snorkeling. While exploring around, you are likely to discover limestone formations, coral reefs and an abundance of sea life. Barcadere Beach is near George Town and its port, and has necessary facilities, such as showers and restrooms.
Water Cay is an amazing beach south of Rum Point. It is ideal for people who wish to put some distance between themselves and crowded places. The waters of the beach are turquoise and shallow, and from here, you will enjoy panoramic views of North Sound and the Caribbean Sea beyond. The highlight of Water Cay is the Starfish Point, where you can examine starfish. The beach doesn't dispose of beach facilities.
Conch Point Beach
Conch Point Beach is another attractive beach, the one you can find along the northern coastline of West Bay. It faces the open Caribbean Sea and features soft sand. Waters of the beach are crystal clear and suitable for families with children. In general, Conch Point Beach doesn't get very crowded. Restrooms aren't available.
Restaurants and Bars for Grand Cayman in October
Great dining is another main hallmark of the Grand Cayman resort. You can find the majority of reputable eateries and bars in George Town and along the west coast. But, areas to the east also have reputable dining venues.
Decker's Grille & Lounge
Decker's Grille & Lounge is a mid-range restaurant serving Caribbean specialties "seasoned" with Mediterranean influences. It also has wines and signature cocktails on offer. The double decker bus that is incorporated into the ambiance will make you feel like you are in London for a moment. Palms and colonial pillars will bring you back to reality. Stop by at Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings to enjoy live music. The restaurant is open daily from 5 pm to midnight, and dinner is served from 5:30 pm until 10:30 pm.
Luca Restaurant is a contemporary Italian-style restaurant, which accesses 7 Miles Beach. It is an upscale eatery that provides amazing views of the beach and the Caribbean Sea. Former patrons of the restaurant have a high opinion of food, too. Luca Restaurant's opening hours are from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm (Mon-Sat), and daily between 5:30 pm and 10:30 pm. On Sundays, brunches are organized from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
The White House Restaurant and Bar
The White House Restaurant and Bar is an exclusive eatery, located on a beach in Bodden Town. The restaurant is an ideal place for anyone wishing to combine fine dining and lounging at the waterfront. To make a reservation, please visit this page.
Kurts Korner, located in the North Side district on Frank Sound Road, is a restaurant serving affordable meals. They prepare Cayman-style food, both for gourmands and vegetarians. Soups, salads, burgers and seafood are part of the restaurant's menu. Kurts Korner's daily opening hours are from 11 am to 10 pm (11 pm on Friday and Saturday).
Things to Do in Grand Cayman in October
The resort of Grand Cayman offers many attractive opportunities for tourists to enjoy any time of the year. Albeit October is one of the rainiest months here, it shouldn't disturb you while exploring the seabed and the island's museums.
Diving is one of the biggest reasons tourists travel to the Cayman Islands. The largest number of incredible dive sites is available all over the east half of the island of Grand Cayman. But, the North Sound and west coast of the island are also noteworthy places for underwater activities.
The Cayman Islands National Museum
The Cayman Islands National Museum provides an insight into the history of the islands and their natural history. Alongside various fossil findings, you can examine various local works of art. The museum, housed in the oldest surviving building of the Cayman Islands (built during the 1830s), stages permanent and temporary exhibitions suitable for all ages.
Shopping is another much anticipated activity for tourists visiting the island. Especially because Grand Cayman is a duty-free destination, which offers significant savings on expensive goods, such as perfumes and jewelry. Top shopping destinations on the island are the George Town downtown and Camana Bay.