This report describes the typical weather at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1998 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida has a tropical rainforest climate with no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (36%), marshes (20%), grasslands (17%), croplands (14%), and built-up areas (12%).
The month of November is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 82°F to 78°F over the course of the month, exceeding 85°F or dropping below 73°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 10:38 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:09 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:32am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:38pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:31am on November 2; the earliest sunset is at 5:28pm on November 28.
Daylight savings time (DST) ends at 1:00am on November 4, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover is 40% (mostly clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 44% of the time, partly cloudy 25% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 30% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 38%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, heavy rain, and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 58% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 26, when it is observed during 24% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 20% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 17, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 13% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 18, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in November or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 52% (mildly humid) to 89% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 38% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 24, at which time the relative humidity drops below 59% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 1, rising above 84% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical November, the dew point typically varies from 55°F (very comfortable) to 68°F (muggy) and is rarely below 41°F (dry) or above 74°F (very muggy).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).