This report describes the typical weather at the Sangster International Airport (Montego Bay, Jamaica) 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.
Montego Bay has a tropical monsoon climate with short dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (55%) and forests (41%).
The month of November is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 85°F throughout the month, exceeding 88°F or dropping below 82°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 11:07 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 2 with 11:26 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:12am on November 2; the latest sunset is at 5:38pm on November 2; the latest sunrise is at 6:27am on November 30; the earliest sunset is at 5:33pm on November 23.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 41% (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 43% of the time, partly cloudy 20% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 21% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around November 1, occurring in 51% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 30, occurring in 42% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, and light rain.
Moderate 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 20% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 33% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 24% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 26% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 27, when it is observed during 13% 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 67% (mildly humid) to 91% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 58% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 30, at which time the relative humidity drops below 72% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 1, rising above 87% (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 69°F (muggy) to 76°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 65°F (mildy humid) or above 80°F (very oppressive).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 18 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 18 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).