This report describes the typical weather at the Charlotte County Airport (Punta Gorda, 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.
Punta Gorda, 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 (64%), oceans and seas (15%), grasslands (12%), and forests (6%).
The month of November is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 82Â°F to 77Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 87Â°F or dropping below 70Â°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 10:34 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:07 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:40am on November 4; the latest sunset is at 6:45pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:40am on November 3; the earliest sunset is at 5:34pm on November 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 1:00am on November 4, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover ranges from 9% (clear) to 18% (mostly clear). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 8% from the start to the end of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 61% of the time, partly cloudy 6% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 24% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 19%, 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 48% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 18, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 19% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 19, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 17% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 18, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 16% 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 95% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 34% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 28, at which time the relative humidity drops below 54% (mildly 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 51Â°F (very comfortable) to 66Â°F (muggy) and is rarely below 37Â°F (dry) or above 73Â°F (very muggy).
The time of the month between November 6 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 14 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 19 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 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).