This report describes the typical weather at the Palma de Mallorca Airport (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) 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.
Palma de Mallorca has a cold semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (47%), croplands (30%), and shrublands (23%).
The month of November is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 70°F to 62°F over the course of the month, exceeding 75°F or dropping below 56°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 53 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.8 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 9:37 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:30 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:18am on November 1; the latest sunset is at 5:48pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:49am on November 30; the earliest sunset is at 5:26pm on November 29.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in November, so the entire month is in standard time.
The median cloud cover is 43% (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 47% of the time, partly cloudy 30% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 18% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 39%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, drizzle, and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 42% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 17% 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 11% of all days.
Drizzle 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 7% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 22, when it is observed during 6% 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 59% (mildly humid) to 97% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 45% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 66% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 5, rising above 95% (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 41°F (dry) to 60°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 34°F (dry) or above 66°F (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 0 mph to 14 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 12, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).