This report describes the typical weather at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi, India) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1996 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
New Delhi has a hot semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (87%) and built-up areas (9%).
The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 87°F to 77°F over the course of the month, exceeding 92°F or dropping below 72°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 10:28 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:03 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:33am on November 1; the latest sunset is at 5:36pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:56am on November 30; the earliest sunset is at 5:24pm on November 30.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 4% (clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 66% of the time, partly cloudy 7% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 5% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 5%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 58% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 19% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 1% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 1% 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 32% (comfortable) to 84% (humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 21% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 11, at which time the relative humidity drops below 37% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 15, rising above 76% (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 43°F (dry) to 60°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 37°F (dry) or above 65°F (mildy humid).
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 8 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 3 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 19, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 3 mph (light air) occurs around November 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (gentle breeze).