This report describes the typical weather at the South Padre Island (South Padre Island, Texas, United States) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 2010 to 2013. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
South Padre Island, Texas has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (63%), grasslands (26%), marshes (4%), and lakes and rivers (3%).
The month of November is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 81Â°F to 76Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 84Â°F or dropping below 72Â°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 10:39 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:09 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:39am on November 3; the latest sunset is at 6:47pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:38am on November 2; the earliest sunset is at 5:36pm on November 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 1:00am on November 3, 2013, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover ranges from 33% (mostly clear) to 40% (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 54% of the time, partly cloudy 8% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 31% 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 47% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 1, occurring in 29% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, thunderstorms, and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 58% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 29, when it is observed during 27% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 26% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 27, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 8% 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 54% (mildly humid) to 89% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 46% (comfortable), or exceeding 94% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 59% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 30, rising above 86% (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 57Â°F (comfortable) to 68Â°F (muggy) and is rarely below 48Â°F (dry) or above 72Â°F (very muggy).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 4 mph to 20 mph (light breeze to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 24 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 13 mph (moderate breeze) occurs around November 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).