Shillong weather in October (Meghalaya, India)

Curious about the October weather in Shillong? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In October, Shillong generally has high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 25°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 17°C.

Shillong in October falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 244 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 6 days of the month will see rainfall.

The area enjoys a balanced 178 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January, February, November and December typically offer the best circumstances. While April, May, June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Shillong climate page with graphs.

 

Shillong, monthly averages in October

Min Temperature 17°C  
Max Temperature 25°C  
Chance of Rain 20%  
Precipitation 244 mm  
Rainy days 6 days  
Humidity 90%  
Sunshine 178 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in India in October

Find out more about the weather in India in October and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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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).

So, what should you wear in Shillong in October?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in October.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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