The Skeleton Coast weather in October

Are you planning a trip to the Skeleton Coast in October and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in the Skeleton Coast in October?

The Skeleton Coast is a region in Namibia. October in the Skeleton Coast generally has temperatures that range from pleasant to warm, with almost no precipitation.

During the day the temperature is pleasant in Henties Bay at 18°C and warm in Swakopmund at 23°C. As night falls, temperatures generally drop to 12°C in Swakopmund and 13°C in Henties Bay.

October is a very dry month with an average rainfall of around 1.3 mm in Swakopmund. Most areas see fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 0 hours of sunshine in Swakopmund. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer dimmer, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

For a closer look at October's conditions in the Skeleton Coast, see the map below. For a more detailed look at the Skeleton Coast's yearly weather, check out our the Skeleton Coast climate page.

Where to go in the Skeleton Coast in October

Find the average weather conditions in October for the most popular destinations in the Skeleton Coast on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations in the Skeleton Coast

What is the weather like in October for the 2 most popular destinations in the Skeleton Coast?

Average weather in Swakopmund

In October Swakopmund generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Swakopmund
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
22°C 
11°C 
0 hours 
1.7 mm 
1 day 
23°C 
12°C 
0 hours 
1.3 mm 
1 day 
24°C 
14°C 
0 hours 
1.6 mm 
1 day 
Climate in Swakopmund

Average weather in Henties Bay

In October Henties Bay generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Henties Bay
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
18°C 
12°C 
2.6 mm 
0 days 
18°C 
13°C 
2.6 mm 
0 days 
19°C 
14°C 
2.5 mm 
1 day 
Climate in Henties Bay

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in the Skeleton Coast, in Namibia.

Is October the best time to visit the Skeleton Coast?

In our opinion, October is a good time to visit the Skeleton Coast with overall perfect weather in Swakopmund.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in offering mostly perfect weather in Swakopmund.

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