This report describes the typical weather at the Los Angeles International Airport (Los Angeles, California, United States) 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.
Los Angeles, California has a mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (43%), built-up areas (40%), shrublands (11%), and forests (5%).
The month of November is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 71°F to 68°F over the course of the month, exceeding 81°F or dropping below 61°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 10:05 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:47 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:17am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:01pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:15am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 4:45pm 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 36% (mostly clear) to 42% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be clearing with the median cloud cover decreasing by 5% from the start to the end of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 51% of the time, partly cloudy 17% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 33% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 18%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 46% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 21, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 36% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 28, when it is observed during 7% 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 39% (comfortable) to 87% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 13% (very dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 58% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 1, rising above 82% (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 34°F (dry) to 57°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 16°F (dry) or above 62°F (comfortable).
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 13 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 10, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).