This report describes the typical weather at the Winter Haven's Gilbert Airport (Winter Haven, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1999 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Winter Haven, Florida has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (72%), forests (12%), grasslands (8%), lakes and rivers (5%), and built-up areas (3%).
The month of November is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 81°F to 75°F over the course of the month, exceeding 86°F or dropping below 67°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 29 with 10:30 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:04 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:41am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:42pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:40am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 5:31pm on November 29.
Daylight savings time (DST) ends at 1:00am on November 4, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover ranges from 11% (mostly clear) to 19% (mostly clear). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 7% from the start to the end of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 56% of the time, partly cloudy 5% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 25% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 22%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, heavy rain, and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 49% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 29, when it is observed during 13% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 19% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 29, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 18% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 25, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 13% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 5% 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 48% (comfortable) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 33% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 4, at which time the relative humidity drops below 54% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 5, rising above 91% (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 50°F (dry) to 65°F (muggy) and is rarely below 35°F (dry) or above 72°F (very muggy).
The time of the month between November 2 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 1 mph to 13 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 18 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 23, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).