This report describes the typical weather at the New York City (New York, United States) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
New York, New York has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by built-up areas (48%), oceans and seas (22%), forests (16%), grasslands (7%), and lakes and rivers (5%).
The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 58°F to 48°F over the course of the month, exceeding 67°F or dropping below 37°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 56 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.9 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 9:28 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:24 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:30am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 5:52pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:29am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 4:29pm on November 30.
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 74% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 31% of the time, partly cloudy 13% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 48% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 40%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 45% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 21% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 27% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 9, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around November 30, occurring in 10% of days.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location in November or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 49% (comfortable) to 86% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 32% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 57% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 1, rising above 77% (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 22°F (dry) to 47°F (dry) and is rarely below 8°F (dry) or above 59°F (comfortable).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 21, 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 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).