Boston Weather in October

Averages By Month

Fall, and especially October, is one of the best times to visit Boston. Temperatures can still reach 62°F (17°C) and it’s much less busy giving you more space to enjoy and explore all the fantastic sights. The sun still shines for 7 hours each day and it’s not too rainy with 7 rainy days on average for the month. Temperatures do drop to 47°F (8°C) at times so do bring a coat too. The Atlantic has a water temperature of 59°F (15°C) in October.

Exploring America’s history doesn’t have to cost a fortune either - check out the great guide on free activities in Boston. Once you have finished all the sightseeing you will certainly deserve a beer at the Oktoberfest. And there are some great Halloween Parties being held as well.

High and Low Temperature in October °F

Precipitation days in October °F

Current Weather Boston

52°F overcast clouds
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Boston

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

37° 39° 46° 57° 67° 77° 82° 81° 73° 62° 52° 42°

Low °F

22° 24° 31° 41° 50° 59° 66° 65° 58° 47° 38° 28°


5h 6h 7h 7h 9h 10h 10h 9h 8h 7h 5h 5h

Rain days

8 7 8 8 8 8 6 7 6 7 8 9

Snow inch

13 11 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9

Boston Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Boston

The best time to visit Boston is probably between May and October. You can expect highs in the 70s F (20s C). Summers are busier and more expensive but the lovely and warm weather will make your explorations of this great city even more enjoyable.

Early fall still offers great sightseeing conditions and is less crowded. Winters are very cold and snowy. It is the best time to visit if you are after some winter-snow-fun. But make sure to pack warmclothes and boots with temperatures hovering around the freezing point.

Things to do in Boston

If you still think of Boston as this very old fashioned place full of people with cylinder hats and snobbish students, you really must go and see for yourself that things have changed. Nowadays you will find a modern, happy and colorful city which still has a lot of history to offer too. Below you find a guide taking you through the historic Boston as well as its modern twists. Beacon Hill to Chinatown
Boston old house street
Bostona ariel view old town downtown buildings
Faneuil Hall to Harvard
Boston downtown aerial view skyscrapers water
Boston old town hall
‘Little Eataly’ to Paul Revere House
Boston common public park trees fall grass statue
Boston public library books lamps windows
Public Garden to Trinity Church

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