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Bahamas Weather in October: Rain, Temperatures

Bahamas weather in October
Average high temperature and rainfall for Nassau, Bahamas, in October. © 2023 Scott S. Bateman

Bahamas weather in October is more ugly than November and less ugly than September.

In other words, the rainfall is becoming less of a problem as the annual Caribbean hurricane season starts to wind down.

August and September are the worst months of the year to visit the Bahamas because average rainfall exceeds eight inches a month.

The following averages are based on a 30-year history and will vary somewhat each year. But they offer trends that make it easier to predict the weather.


Nassau weather in October is slightly warmer than Freeport because it lies to the southwest.

The average high temperature in Nassau Bahamas during October is 86 degrees Fahrenheit or 30 Celsius, according to the Bahamas Department of Meteorology. The average low hovers around 72 Fahrenheit or 22 Celsius.

Total rain for Nassau is actually higher than Freeport at about 6.5 inches, which is equal to the average amount in September.

The total number of days it rains is 15, which is four days more than Freeport.


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Freeport weather in October has an average monthly high temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 70, according to the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.

These averages are about four degrees cooler than September. Expect temperatures to be slightly warmer at the beginning of the month and more cool at the end.

Total rainfall is about 5.5 inches, which is still high by Caribbean standards but a big improvement over September’s eight inches.

The number of days it rains each month is 11, which is a major improvement over the 18 days in September and 19 in August.

Great Inagua

This video explains Caribbean weather in October and which islands are the best and worst to visit for weather.

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The third largest island in the chain is among the southernmost and therefore the warmest.

This ecotourism destination has an historical high temperature of 89 degrees in October and a low of 74 degrees.

The island is not only warmer, but it also receives less rain.

Total rainfall is about 4.5 inches, and total days with rain is 10.

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Whether to Go

Nassau is the most popular island in the chain, so a decision of whether to go depends on the weather there.

The answer is, try not to go in October because of the high risk of rain unless it is a last-minute trip and the forecast looks good.

Great Inagua, although more remote, is a better choice than Nassau, especially for outdoor enthusiasts.

Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
September 14, 2023

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