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Average Weather in November in Whistler Canada

In Whistler, the month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 9°F, from 42°F to 33°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 49°F or dropping below 25°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 31°F to 24°F, rarely falling below 13°F or exceeding 38°F.

For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Whistler typically range from 49°F to 72°F, while on December 28, the coldest day of the year, they range from 20°F to 30°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in November

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on November. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in November

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The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

The month of November in Whistler experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 76% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 76% on November 17.

The clearest day of the month is November 25, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 25% of the time.

For reference, on January 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 77%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 61%.

Cloud Cover Categories in November

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Whistler, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is essentially constant, remaining around 55% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 56% on November 17, and its lowest chance is 16% on August 6.

Over the course of November in Whistler, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 35% to 9%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 15% to 26%, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 4% to 19%.

Probability of Precipitation in November

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during November in Whistler is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 6.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.8 inches or falls below 2.1 inches, and ending the month at 4.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.4 inches or falls below 1.0 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 6.2 inches on November 1.

Average Monthly Rainfall in November

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during November in Whistler is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.2 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 3.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in November

The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of November in Whistler, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 21 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 47 seconds, and weekly decrease of 19 minutes, 28 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 8 hours, 24 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 9 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Whistler is 8:07 AM on November 4 and the earliest sunrise is 58 minutes earlier at 7:09 AM on November 5.

The latest sunset is 5:47 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 35 minutes earlier at 4:12 PM on November 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 1:00 AM on November 5, 2017, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour earlier.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:02 AM and sets 16 hours, 24 minutes later, at 9:25 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:08 AM and sets 8 hours, 3 minutes later, at 4:11 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November in Whistler1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOctDec7:09 AM7:09 AMNov 54:41 PMNov 54:41 PM7:48 AM7:48 AMNov 304:12 PMNov 304:12 PM7:35 AM7:35 AMNov 214:20 PMNov 214:20 PMDSTNov 5DSTNov 5SolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of November. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Whistler is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in November

The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Whistler is gradually increasing during November, increasing from 3.2 miles per hour to 3.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on December 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.9 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in November

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in Whistler throughout November is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 45% on November 3.

Wind Direction in November

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Whistler is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 0.6 kWh, from 1.5 kWh to 0.9 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Whistler are 50.116 deg latitude, -122.969 deg longitude, and 3,068 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Whistler contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,746 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,604 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (8,163 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,642 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Whistler is covered by trees (69%) and artificial surfaces (10%), within 10 miles by trees (70%) and sparse vegetation (12%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and sparse vegetation (17%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Whistler year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Whistler.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Whistler according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Whistler is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Whistler and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Black Comb Mtn Base (23%, 1.4 kilometers, east); Whistler (73%, 11 kilometers, west); and Squamish Airport (3.6%, 40 kilometers, south).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.