Average Weather in November in Skibbereen Ireland
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 54°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 59°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 47°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Skibbereen typically range from 56°F to 65°F, while on February 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 49°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in November
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 month of November in Skibbereen experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 64% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is November 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 38% of the time.
For reference, on December 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 69%, while on July 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 50%.
Cloud Cover Categories in November
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Skibbereen, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 47% and ending it at 43%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 50% on January 8, and its lowest chance is 29% on June 13.
Probability of Precipitation in November
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 Skibbereen is essentially constant, remaining about 4.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.2 inches or falling below 1.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in November
Over the course of November in Skibbereen, 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, 27 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 0 seconds, and weekly decrease of 20 minutes, 57 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 8 hours, 14 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 9 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November
The earliest sunrise of the month in Skibbereen is 7:30 AM on November 1 and the latest sunrise is 49 minutes later at 8:18 AM on November 30.
The latest sunset is 5:10 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 38 minutes earlier at 4:32 PM on November 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Skibbereen during 2019, but it neither starts nor ends during November, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:19 AM and sets 16 hours, 39 minutes later, at 9:58 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:40 AM and sets 7 hours, 49 minutes later, at 4:30 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November
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 Skibbereen is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 8, 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
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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 Skibbereen is gradually increasing during November, increasing from 16.1 miles per hour to 16.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 18.3 miles per hour, while on July 26, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in November
Wind Direction in November
Skibbereen 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 Skibbereen is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 3°F, from 55°F to 52°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in November
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).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Skibbereen over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 54% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November
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 Skibbereen are gradually increasing during November, increasing by 44°F, from 1,330°F to 1,374°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in November
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 Skibbereen is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 0.6 kWh, from 1.4 kWh to 0.8 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Skibbereen are 51.550 deg latitude, -9.267 deg longitude, and 135 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Skibbereen contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 499 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 111 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,171 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,379 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Skibbereen is covered by grassland (81%), within 10 miles by grassland (48%) and water (34%), and within 50 miles by water (59%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Skibbereen 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 is only a single weather station, Cork Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Skibbereen.
At a distance of 63 kilometers from Skibbereen, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Skibbereen according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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.
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