October is one of the best months to visit Savannah in terms of the weather. Sunny, clear days are common and the temperature is warm without often being too hot, with much less of the humidity of summer.
October is a great month for all of Savannah’s activities: still warm enough for water-based activities such as kayaking, and ideal for outdoor sightseeing, hiking and nature-watching, picnicking and the like. In the event of a cooler or rainy day, there is also plenty to do indoors, from museums and art galleries to historic houses, shopping and dining.
Consult the weather forecast before setting out, but in general for an October visit to Savannah you should pack primarily warm-weather clothing, with additional layers and a light jacket for cooler mornings/evenings and cloudy days.
As always in Savannah, an umbrella is advised. Insect repellent is useful if you are visiting nature sites, plus sunscreen for other occasions when you will be spending a lot of time outdoors.
Hurricanes are a distinct possibility in Savannah through October. Purchase appropriate insurance if possible if you will be booking your travel ahead of time. In the event of a tropical storm or hurricane, follow all local advice and be prepared to evacuate if required.
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The daily maximum temperature in Savannah in October averages 78°F (26°C), with the lowest daily highs being around 59-66°F (15-19°C), up to around 86-88°F (30-31°C) on the hottest days.
In an average year, you can expect the temperature to exceed 82°F (28°C) on roughly 10 days each month, although in cooler years such days can be much rarer. Generally, you can expect the daily high to stay below 75°F (24°C) on around 7-9 days during the month.
Mid morning temperatures in October are typically between around 60-75°F (16-24°C). Evening temperatures are much the same, falling to an overnight low of around 45°F (7°C) on the coolest nights, up to 70°F (21°C) on warmer ones.
October is significantly less humid than Savannah’s summers, but it can still feel somewhat humid quite often during the month.
Surface water temperature in October at the beaches near Savannah is around 74-81°F (22-28°C), which should be warm enough for watersports and maybe swimming on warmer days.
The average October in Savannah has 7-8 hours of sunshine each day. Rainfall for the month totals an average of 3.7 inches, with rain occurring on an average of 7 days.
The weather in Savannah in October is predominantly sunny, often with many extended stretches of beautiful, clear days.
Some years, there can be quite a few days during the month with more mixed weather, consisting of periods of mostly clear and sunny weather combined with periods of partial or total cloud cover, and sometimes rain. October rarely has more than a few days of mostly overcast or rainy weather.
The UV index in Savannah in October averages 6.
Wind speeds in Savannah in October average around 7.5mph, with 8-10 days each month with no more than a very light breeze, and 2-3 days on average where wind speeds may reach around 15mph or higher.
In October, the sun rises at around 7:20am at the beginning of the month, at 7:30am in the middle of the month, and at 7:40am at the end of the month. It begins to get light in the morning at 6:55am at the start of the month, and by 7:15am at the end.
The sun sets at around 7:10pm at the start of the month, and at around 6:35pm by its end. It should be dark by around 7:30pm at the beginning of the month, and by 7pm at its end.
The amount of full daylight in October averages around 11 hours and 25 minutes per day, plus 25 minutes of low light at the beginning and again at the end of the day.