This report describes the typical weather at the Monterey Peninsula Airport (Monterey, 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.
Monterey, 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 (48%), grasslands (31%), forests (17%), and croplands (3%).
The month of November is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 65Â°F to 61Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 74Â°F or dropping below 55Â°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 48 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.6 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 9:51 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 10:38 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:35am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:10pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:33am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 4:52pm on November 30.
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 21% (mostly clear) to 28% (mostly clear). 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 50% of the time, partly cloudy 5% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 33% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around November 30, occurring in 29% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 1, occurring in 20% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 50% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 32% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 9% 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 51% (mildly humid) to 89% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 28% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 64% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 14, rising above 85% (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 36Â°F (dry) to 52Â°F (very comfortable) and is rarely below 25Â°F (dry) or above 57Â°F (comfortable).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 10 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 mph (gentle breeze).