This report describes the typical weather at the Rafael Núñez International Airport (Cartagena, Colombia) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1982 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Cartagena has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (56%), grasslands (38%), and forests (2%).
The month of November is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 87°F throughout the month, exceeding 90°F or dropping below 84°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 11:33 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:45 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:53am on November 1; the latest sunset is at 5:38pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:04am on November 30; the earliest sunset is at 5:36pm on November 16.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover ranges from 49% (partly cloudy) to 62% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be clearing with the median cloud cover decreasing by 13% from the start to the end of the month.
On November 30, the clearest day of the month, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.
On November 1, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 15% 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 55% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 30, occurring in 31% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms and drizzle.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 64% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 38% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 7, when it is observed during 11% 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 70% (humid) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 63% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 73% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 18, rising above 92% (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 74°F (very muggy) to 78°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 72°F (very muggy) or above 80°F (very oppressive).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 11 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 mph (gentle breeze).