This report describes the typical weather at the Honolulu International Airport (Honolulu, Hawaii, 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.
Honolulu, Hawaii has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (97%) and built-up areas (3%).
The month of November is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 83°F throughout the month, exceeding 88°F or dropping below 79°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 10:55 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:21 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:35am on November 1; the latest sunset is at 5:56pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:53am on November 30; the earliest sunset is at 5:48pm on November 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 51% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 28% of the time, partly cloudy 36% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 35% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 42%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 65% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 16, when it is observed during 28% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 23% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 25, when it is observed during 10% 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 85% (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 58% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 22, rising above 80% (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 62°F (mildy humid) to 69°F (muggy) and is rarely below 57°F (comfortable) or above 73°F (very muggy).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 2 mph to 17 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 16, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 21, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).