The weather during the Caribbean hurricane season is very unpredictable, and Barbados weather in October is no exception. Typically, September through mid-November tend to be the wettest period in Barbados.
That being said, the probably of rainy Barbados weather in October is high, but it does not need to be a vacation spoiler.
The rainy season weather in Barbados usually comes in spurts, but can also be torrential - a typical occurrence in hurricane season. Inasmuch as visitors to the island would love to see bright and sunny days every day, the island also needs rain.
*There is no Daylight Savings Time (DST) in Barbados
In 2013, Barbados experienced drought conditions for several months. In drought conditions, nothing is spared, and everyone is affected.
As a result, the economy is affected, as farmers may not be able to mitigate losses due to low yield. The cost of living might also increase as consumers pay more for food and other items.
On the other hand, too much rain can also be a problem causing flooding in low-lying coastal areas.
This is Carib Beach on Barbados' South Coast. You'll notice the brown stuff on the beach. This is known as sargassum, a brown seaweed that provides lots of nutrients to marine life. In fact, small fish bypass predators and increase their survival rate by attaching themselves to the seaweed as it floats for thousands of miles before making its way to the shore.
Like September, October is also considered a slow month in the Barbados tourism industry, and many hotels add their last minute touches to prepare for the oncoming tourist season.
Airfares are typically at their highest during holidays. As there are no major public holidays in the month of October and kids are in school, airfares to Barbados are predictably good.
If you are not traveling with kids and will not need to work around a school schedule, then this would be a great time to experience Barbados weather in October.