This report describes the typical weather at the Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau, The Bahamas) 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.
Nassau has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (95%) and croplands (4%).
The month of November is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 82°F throughout the month, exceeding 87°F or dropping below 77°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 10:41 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:11 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:19am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:29pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:19am on November 2; the earliest sunset is at 5:19pm on November 26.
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 45% (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 38% of the time, partly cloudy 28% 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 46% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 30, occurring in 36% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, light rain, and thunderstorms.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 64% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 2, when it is observed during 27% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 21% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 8% 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 92% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 48% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 16, at which time the relative humidity drops below 65% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 1, rising above 88% (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 62°F (mildy humid) to 73°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 54°F (very comfortable) or above 78°F (oppressive).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 2 mph to 15 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 7, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 28, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).