Average Weather In November For Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Location

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%).

Temperature

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.

Daily High and Low Temperature in November

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) temperature with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
Daily low temperatures range from 64°F to 70°F, falling below 54°F or exceeding 75°F only one day in ten.

Fraction of Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands in November

The average fraction of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid (below 15°F), freezing (15°F to 32°F), cold (32°F to 50°F), cool (50°F to 65°F), comfortable (65°F to 75°F), warm (75°F to 85°F), hot (85°F to 100°F) and sweltering (above 100°F).

Sun

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.

Daily Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line), with various degrees of daylight, twilight, and night, indicated by the color bands. From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray): full daylight, solar twilight (Sun is visible but less than 6° from the horizon), civil twilight (Sun is not visible but is less than 6° below the horizon), nautical twilight (Sun is between 6° and 12° below the horizon), astronomical twilight (Sun is between 12° and 18° below the horizon), and full night.

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.

Daily Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Savings Time in November

The solar day over the course of the year 2012 . From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (solar, civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight savings time are indicated by the "DST" labels.

Clouds

The median cloud cover is 40% (mostly clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.

Median Cloud Cover in November

The median daily cloud cover (black line) with percentile bands (inner band from 40th to 60th percentile, outer band from 25th to 75th percentile).

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.

Cloud Cover Types in November

The fraction of time spent in each of the five sky cover categories. From top (most blue) to bottom (most gray), the categories are clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, and overcast. Pink indicates missing data. Outside of the United States clear skies are often reported ambiguously, leading them to be lumped in with the missing data.

Precipitation

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.

Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day in November

The fraction of days in which various types of precipitation are observed. If more than one type of precipitation is reported in a given day, the more severe precipitation is counted. For example, if light rain is observed in the same day as a thunderstorm, that day counts towards the thunderstorm totals. The order of severity is from the top down in this graph, with the most severe at the bottom.

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.

Types of Precipitation Throughout November

Relative frequency of various types of precipitation over the course of a typical November.

Snow

Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in November or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.

Humidity

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.

Relative Humidity in November

The average daily high (blue) and low (brown) relative humidity with percentile bands (inner bands from 25th to 75th percentile, outer bands from 10th to 90th percentile).

Dew Point

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).

Dew Point in November

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) dew point with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

Wind

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).

Wind Speed in November

The average daily minimum (red), maximum (green), and average (black) wind speed with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
The wind is most often out of the east (25% of the time) and south east (15% of the time). The wind is least often out of the south west (5% of the time).

Wind Directions in November

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions over the entire year. Values do not sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.

Fraction of Time Spent with Various Wind Directions in November

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions on a daily basis. Stacked values do not always sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.