Average October Sunshine in the United Kingdom

The tables below give October averages for the number of hours with sunshine at cities and towns throughout the United Kingdom. The monthly totals are based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020.

The UK as a whole has an average 92 hours of sun in October.

Southern England

Total October sunshine
Place Hours
Birmingham 103
Bristol 99
Dover 124
Isles of Scilly 117
London, Greenwich 100
London, Kew Gardens 117
Norwich 113
Nottingham 97
Plymouth 118
Southampton 113
Stoke-on-Trent 99
Weymouth 128

Northern England

Average amount of sun in October
Place Hours
Ambleside, Windermere Lake 73
Berwick-upon-Tweed 103
Dumfries 90
Hull 109
Manchester 95
Middlesbrough 91
Newcastle upon Tyne 99
Prestwick 87
Sheffield 97


Average October sun
Place Hours
Cardiff 104
Llandrindod Wells 79


Number of sunny hours in October on average
Place Hours
Aberdeen 95
Dundee 97
Edinburgh 99
Glasgow 86
Inverness 82
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 76
Lerwick, Shetland Islands 75
Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 78
Tiree, Inner Hebrides 91

Northern Ireland

Average total sunshine in October
Place Hours
Armagh 92
Belfast 92
Londonderry 85

Met Office. Research programmes. Climate science. UK Climate Averages.

United Kingdom Sunshine
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