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November Weather in Gwangju South Korea

Daily high temperatures decrease by 14°F, from 64°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 72°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 43°F to 32°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 53°F.

For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gwangju typically range from 74°F to 88°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 24°F to 40°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in November in Gwangju

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 in Gwangju

Average Hourly Temperature in November in GwangjuNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMOctDecfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablefreezing
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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The month of November in Gwangju experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 32% to 37%.

The clearest day of the month is November 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.

For reference, on July 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on October 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.

Cloud Cover Categories in November in Gwangju

Cloud Cover Categories in November in GwangjuNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDecNov 168%Nov 168%Nov 3063%Nov 3063%Nov 1167%Nov 1167%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gwangju, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is essentially constant, remaining around 17% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 50% on July 8, and its lowest chance is 9% on January 1.

Over the course of November in Gwangju, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 16% to 14%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.

Probability of Precipitation in November in Gwangju

Probability of Precipitation in November in GwangjuNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%2%2%4%4%6%6%8%8%10%10%12%12%14%14%16%16%18%18%20%20%OctDecNov 2019%Nov 2019%Nov 117%Nov 117%Nov 3016%Nov 3016%mixedrainsnow
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 Gwangju is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.9 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in November in Gwangju

Average Monthly Rainfall in November in GwangjuNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 in8 in8 inOctDecNov 11.8 inNov 11.8 inNov 301.5 inNov 301.5 inNov 111.8 inNov 111.8 in
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 snowfall.

Over the course of November in Gwangju, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 46 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 35 seconds, and weekly decrease of 11 minutes, 4 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 10 hours, 0 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 10 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November in Gwangju

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November in GwangjuNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrOctDecnightnightdaydayNov 110 hr, 46 minNov 110 hr, 46 minNov 3010 hr, 0 minNov 3010 hr, 0 min
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 earliest sunrise of the month in Gwangju is 6:52 AM on November 1 and the latest sunrise is 28 minutes later at 7:20 AM on November 30.

The latest sunset is 5:38 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 18 minutes earlier at 5:20 PM on November 30.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Gwangju during 2023.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:18 AM and sets 14 hours, 32 minutes later, at 7:49 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:36 AM and sets 9 hours, 47 minutes later, at 5:24 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in November in Gwangju

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in November in GwangjuNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOctDec6:52 AM6:52 AMNov 15:38 PMNov 15:38 PM7:20 AM7:20 AMNov 305:20 PMNov 305:20 PM7:07 AM7:07 AMNov 165:26 PMNov 165:26 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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 figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in November in Gwangju

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in November in GwangjuNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMOctDec001010202020303040500001010202030303040
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of November 2023. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for November 2023. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in November in Gwangju

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in November in GwangjuNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMOctDecOct 152:56 AMOct 152:56 AMOct 295:25 AMOct 295:25 AMNov 136:28 PMNov 136:28 PMNov 276:17 PMNov 276:17 PMDec 138:33 AMDec 138:33 AMDec 279:34 AMDec 279:34 AM6:50 AM6:50 AM6:12 PM6:12 PM5:18 PM5:18 PM7:00 AM7:00 AM6:43 AM6:43 AM5:12 PM5:12 PM5:00 PM5:00 PM8:09 AM8:09 AM7:48 AM7:48 AM5:18 PM5:18 PM4:27 PM4:27 PM7:58 AM7:58 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Nov 2023IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
90%-10:28 AMNW7:57 PMNE2:46 AMS238,220 mi
2
83%-11:28 AMNW8:51 PMNE3:42 AMS241,705 mi
3
74%-12:21 PMNW9:50 PMNE4:37 AMS244,950 mi
4
64%-1:05 PMWNW10:50 PMENE5:30 AMS247,696 mi
5
50%-1:41 PMWNW11:51 PMENE6:19 AMS249,751 mi
6
45%-2:12 PMWNW-7:05 AMS250,996 mi
7
35%12:49 AMENE2:39 PMWNW-7:47 AMS251,387 mi
8
26%1:47 AMENE3:03 PMW-8:28 AMS250,951 mi
9
18%2:44 AME3:27 PMW-9:07 AMS249,778 mi
10
11%3:41 AME3:50 PMW-9:47 AMS248,004 mi
11
6%4:39 AME4:14 PMWSW-10:27 AMS245,801 mi
12
2%5:39 AMESE4:41 PMWSW-11:10 AMS243,356 mi
13
0%6:43 AMESE5:12 PMWSW-11:57 AMS240,854 mi
14
1%7:49 AMESE5:49 PMWSW-12:49 PMS238,455 mi
15
4%8:57 AMESE6:35 PMWSW-1:45 PMS236,283 mi
16
9%10:03 AMSE7:29 PMSW-2:46 PMS234,414 mi
17
17%11:04 AMSE8:33 PMSW-3:49 PMS232,876 mi
18
27%11:58 AMESE9:42 PMWSW-4:50 PMS231,663 mi
19
38%12:42 PMESE10:54 PMWSW-5:49 PMS230,755 mi
20
50%1:20 PMESE--6:43 PMS230,138 mi
21
61%-12:06 AMWSW1:52 PMESE7:33 PMS229,826 mi
22
72%-1:16 AMW2:21 PME8:21 PMS229,860 mi
23
82%-2:24 AMW2:49 PME9:08 PMS230,303 mi
24
90%-3:32 AMW3:17 PME9:56 PMS231,223 mi
25
96%-4:41 AMWNW3:47 PMENE10:45 PMS232,667 mi
26
99%-5:50 AMWNW4:21 PMENE11:37 PMS234,635 mi
27
100%-7:00 AMWNW5:00 PMENE--
28
100%-8:09 AMWNW5:45 PMNE12:31 AMS237,062 mi
29
98%-9:13 AMNW6:38 PMNE1:27 AMS239,810 mi
30
94%-10:10 AMNW7:36 PMNE2:24 AMS242,683 mi

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 Gwangju is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 96% 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 in Gwangju

Humidity Comfort Levels in November in GwangjuNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%OctDecNov 10%Nov 10%Nov 300%Nov 300%Nov 110%Nov 110%drydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortablemuggymuggy
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Gwangju is gradually increasing during November, increasing from 7.7 miles per hour to 8.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on January 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.6 miles per hour, while on September 18, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in November in Gwangju

Average Wind Speed in November in GwangjuNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphOctDecNov 17.7 mphNov 17.7 mphNov 308.6 mphNov 308.6 mphNov 168.1 mphNov 168.1 mph
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 Gwangju throughout November is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 58% on November 30.

Wind Direction in November in Gwangju

Wind Direction in November in GwangjuNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%OctDeceastnorthwestsouth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Gwangju is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Gwangju is decreasing during November, falling by 6°F, from 64°F to 58°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in November in Gwangju

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Gwangju typically lasts for 7.0 months (215 days), from around April 4 to around November 5, rarely starting before March 18 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 19 or after November 21.

During November in Gwangju, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 61% to 1% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November in Gwangju

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November in GwangjuNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDec61%Nov 161%Nov 1Nov 301%Nov 301%Nov 1131%Nov 1131%90%Oct 1990%Oct 190%Dec 190%Dec 19freezingvery coldcoldcoolwarm
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Gwangju are gradually increasing during November, increasing by 76°F, from 4,057°F to 4,133°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in November in Gwangju

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of November, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 Gwangju is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 3.6 kWh to 2.6 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in Gwangju

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in GwangjuNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh4.5 kWh5.0 kWh5.0 kWh5.5 kWh5.5 kWh6.0 kWh6.0 kWhOctDecNov 13.6 kWhNov 13.6 kWhNov 302.6 kWhNov 302.6 kWhNov 163.0 kWhNov 163.0 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gwangju are 35.155 deg latitude, 126.916 deg longitude, and 154 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Gwangju contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,070 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 222 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,845 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,211 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Gwangju is covered by sparse vegetation (47%) and artificial surfaces (39%), within 10 miles by trees (34%) and sparse vegetation (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (32%) and water (23%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Gwangju, 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 Gwangju.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gwangju 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 Gwangju is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gwangju and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

  • Kwangju Ab (RKJJ, 93%, 6 mi, west, -118 ft elevation change)
  • Gunsan Airport (RKJK, 3.9%, 55 mi, north, -121 ft elevation change)
  • Sacheon Airport (RKPS, 3.0%, 66 mi, east, -128 ft elevation change)

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Gwangju and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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