This report describes the typical weather at the Scholes International Airport at Galveston (Galveston, Texas, United States) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1992 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Galveston, Texas has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (76%) and croplands (21%).
The month of November is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 74°F to 67°F over the course of the month, exceeding 81°F or dropping below 56°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 10:25 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:00 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:35am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:32pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:34am on November 2; the earliest sunset is at 5:20pm on November 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 1:00am on November 4, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover ranges from 20% (mostly clear) to 40% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming rapidly cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 20% from the start to the end of the month.
On November 1, the clearest day of the month, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 60% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
On November 30, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 44% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 48% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 31%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, thunderstorms, moderate rain, and heavy rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 39% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 29, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 23% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 18% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 3, when it is observed during 6% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 25, 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 62% (mildly humid) to 90% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 39% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 26, at which time the relative humidity drops below 77% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 17, rising above 86% (very 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 47°F (dry) to 64°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 32°F (dry) or above 74°F (very muggy).
The time of the month between November 1 and November 30 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 5 mph to 17 mph (light breeze to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 25 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 12 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 18, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).