October 2023 was a fairly comfortable month here in the Coachella Valley. Of the 31 days in the month, 16 came in as above average. 14 days were below average and one day's high temperature was the same as the seasonal average. 11 of the above-average days saw a high temperature in the triple digits. October 20th, the hottest day of the month, saw record-breaking heat. The high temperature that day was 108°F, smashing the previous record of 105° set back in 2003.
Compared to years past, October 2023 came in slightly warmer than average. The average daily high temperature this month was 93.5°F, 2.4° warmer than the climatological average of 91.1°. The average low temperature was 66.4°, 1.9° above the climatological average of 64.5°.
October 2023 did not see a single drop of precipitation. Palm Springs usually sees about two-tenths of an inch of rain during the month of October. The last time no rain was measured during the month of October was 2020.
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