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November Weather in Ólafsvík Iceland

Daily high temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 42°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 48°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 36°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 43°F.

For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ólafsvík typically range from 48°F to 54°F, while on March 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 37°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in November in Ólafsvík

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 Ólafsvík

Average Hourly Temperature in November in ÓlafsvíkNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 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 AMOctDecvery cold
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 Ólafsvík experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 68% to 73%.

The clearest day of the month is November 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 32% of the time.

For reference, on January 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 80%, while on May 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 43%.

Cloud Cover Categories in November in Ólafsvík

Cloud Cover Categories in November in ÓlafsvíkNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDecNov 132%Nov 132%Nov 3027%Nov 3027%Nov 1131%Nov 1131%Nov 2128%Nov 2128%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 Ólafsvík, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is gradually increasing, starting the month at 43% and ending it at 47%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 50% on February 24, and its lowest chance is 22% on June 17.

Over the course of November in Ólafsvík, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 40% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 2% to 6%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.

Probability of Precipitation in November in Ólafsvík

Probability of Precipitation in November in ÓlafsvíkNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%35%35%40%40%45%45%50%50%55%55%OctDecNov 143%Nov 143%Nov 3047%Nov 3047%Nov 1144%Nov 1144%Nov 2145%Nov 2145%snowmixedrain
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 Ólafsvík is essentially constant, remaining about 3.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 6.4 inches or falling below 1.7 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in November in Ólafsvík

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.

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day snowfall during November in Ólafsvík is increasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches, and ending the month at 2.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.2 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in November in Ólafsvík

The average 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.

Over the course of November in Ólafsvík, the length of the day is very rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 3 hours, 4 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 6 minutes, 21 seconds, and weekly decrease of 44 minutes, 27 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 4 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 7 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November in Ólafsvík

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 Ólafsvík is 9:24 AM on November 1 and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 38 minutes later at 11:01 AM on November 30.

The latest sunset is 5:11 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 27 minutes earlier at 3:44 PM on November 30.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Ólafsvík during 2024.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 2:39 AM and sets 21 hours, 54 minutes later, at 12:33 AM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 11:43 AM and sets 3 hours, 39 minutes later, at 3:22 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in November in Ólafsvík

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in November in ÓlafsvíkNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOctDec9:24 AM9:24 AMNov 15:11 PMNov 15:11 PM11:01 AM11:01 AMNov 303:44 PMNov 303:44 PM9:58 AM9:58 AMNov 114:38 PMNov 114:38 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 Ólafsvík

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in November in ÓlafsvíkNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 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 AMOctDec00102000010
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of November 2024. 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 2024. 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 Ólafsvík

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in November in ÓlafsvíkNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMOctDecOct 26:50 PMOct 26:50 PMOct 1711:27 AMOct 1711:27 AMNov 112:48 PMNov 112:48 PMNov 159:29 PMNov 159:29 PMDec 159:02 AMDec 159:02 AM7:18 AM7:18 AM6:46 PM6:46 PM5:49 PM5:49 PM8:42 AM8:42 AM9:49 AM9:49 AM4:24 PM4:24 PM3:16 PM3:16 PM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 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 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
0%9:49 AMSE4:24 PMSW-1:07 PMS250,915 mi
2
1%11:46 AMSSE4:01 PMSSW-1:53 PMS249,653 mi
3
4%2:44 PMS248,060 mi
4
9%3:38 PMS246,146 mi
5
16%4:36 PMS243,913 mi
6
24%5:35 PMS241,368 mi
7
34%6:33 PMS238,545 mi
8
45%5:11 PMSSE9:46 PMSSW-7:28 PMS235,522 mi
9
50%4:48 PMSE11:57 PMSW-8:21 PMS232,431 mi
10
68%4:32 PMESE--9:12 PMS229,467 mi
11
79%-1:56 AMWSW4:19 PME10:01 PMS226,877 mi
12
88%-3:52 AMW4:07 PME10:50 PMS224,931 mi
13
95%-5:50 AMWNW3:54 PMENE11:40 PMS223,884 mi
14
97%-7:55 AMNW3:39 PMNE--
15
100%-10:15 AMNW3:16 PMNNE12:33 AMS223,924 mi
16
100%1:30 AMS225,123 mi
17
98%2:29 AMS227,411 mi
18
93%3:30 AMS230,577 mi
19
86%4:30 AMS234,307 mi
20
77%-4:50 PMNNW7:14 PMNNE5:26 AMS238,241 mi
21
68%-4:11 PMNW9:36 PMNE6:17 AMS242,040 mi
22
58%-3:53 PMNW11:28 PMNE7:03 AMS245,421 mi
23
50%-3:39 PMWNW-7:46 AMS248,181 mi
24
38%1:08 AMENE3:28 PMWNW-8:26 AMS250,194 mi
25
29%2:41 AME3:17 PMW-9:04 AMS251,412 mi
26
20%4:12 AME3:07 PMWSW-9:42 AMS251,848 mi
27
13%5:46 AMESE2:55 PMWSW-10:22 AMS251,571 mi
28
7%7:24 AMSE2:41 PMSW-11:04 AMS250,686 mi
29
3%9:15 AMSE2:23 PMSSW-11:49 AMS249,321 mi
30
1%11:35 AMSSE1:42 PMSSW-12:38 PMS247,606 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 Ólafsvík is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in November in Ólafsvík

Humidity Comfort Levels in November in ÓlafsvíkNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%OctDecNov 160%Nov 160%Nov 10%Nov 10%Nov 300%Nov 300%drydry
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 Ólafsvík is gradually increasing during November, increasing from 19.0 miles per hour to 19.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on January 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 21.4 miles per hour, while on June 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in November in Ólafsvík

Average Wind Speed in November in ÓlafsvíkNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mph25 mph25 mph30 mph30 mphOctDecNov 119.0 mphNov 119.0 mphNov 3019.8 mphNov 3019.8 mphNov 1619.6 mphNov 1619.6 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 Ólafsvík throughout November is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 36% on November 24.

Wind Direction in November in Ólafsvík

Wind Direction in November in ÓlafsvíkNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%OctDecsoutheastnorthwest
northeastsouthwest
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).

Ólafsvík 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 Ólafsvík is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 2°F, from 45°F to 43°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in November in Ólafsvík

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 Ólafsvík typically lasts for 5.7 months (174 days), from around April 30 to around October 21, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 17, and rarely ending before September 28 or after November 14.

The month of November in Ólafsvík is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 29% to 2% over the course of the month.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November in Ólafsvíkgrowing seasonNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDecNov 129%Nov 129%Nov 302%Nov 302%Nov 1114%Nov 1114%Nov 215%Nov 215%50%Oct 2150%Oct 210%Dec 210%Dec 21freezingvery coldcold
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 Ólafsvík are essentially constant during November, remaining around 124°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in November in Ólafsvík

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 Ólafsvík is essentially constant during November, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 0.2 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in Ólafsvík

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in ÓlafsvíkNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.2 kWh0.2 kWh0.4 kWh0.4 kWh0.6 kWh0.6 kWh0.8 kWh0.8 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.2 kWh1.2 kWh1.4 kWh1.4 kWh1.6 kWh1.6 kWh1.8 kWh1.8 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.2 kWh2.2 kWhOctDecNov 10.4 kWhNov 10.4 kWhNov 300.1 kWhNov 300.1 kWhNov 110.2 kWhNov 110.2 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 Ólafsvík are 64.894 deg latitude, -23.709 deg longitude, and 52 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ólafsvík contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,575 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 382 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,701 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (4,678 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ólafsvík is covered by shrubs (40%), water (38%), and sparse vegetation (17%), within 10 miles by water (45%) and shrubs (30%), and within 50 miles by water (82%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ólafsvík, 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 Ólafsvík.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Ólafsvík 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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