San Francisco Weather in November

During November, the weather at San Francisco, California moves quickly from a warm fall to cool winter. The shift in seasons also involves an increase in rainfall.

This page gives detailed information on the typical November temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for San Francisco.

The temperature, rainfall, sunshine and wind speed numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in downtown San Francisco near the corner of Buchanan and Hermann Streets. The rest of the measurements are averages at the San Francisco International Airport, located south of the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

63 °F November average high 17 °C
50 °F November average low 10 °C

In most years, San Francisco averages a daily maximum temperature for November that's between 60 and 66 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 19 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 48 and 52 °F (9 to 11 °C).

The days at San Francisco cool most rapidly during November. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 7 °F (4 °C) below what it was at the start.

20 days 60 °F max. or more (16 °C)
14 days 50 °F min. or less (10 °C)

Usually every day during November the temperature rises to over 50 °F (10 °C) in San Francisco. The city averages 5 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 70s °F (over 21 °C). A temperature of 80 °F (27 °C) or above occurs only about once a decade during November.

The thermometer dips to 60 °F (16 °C) or below every night this month. But November does not normally get as cold as 40 °F (4 °C).

Rainy Weather iconRain

3.2 in total precipitation 80 mm
9 days of rain

Half the time, San Francisco receives 1 to 5 inches (24 to 120 mm) of rainfall in November. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

62 % sunshine
11 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in San Francisco during 62 percent of daylight hours on average in November, for a total of 188 hours in the month. Typically on 11 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in November at San Francisco lasts for 10 hours and 8 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 35 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 9:46 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

75 % November average humidity

The relative humidity in San Francisco during November usually peaks at 85 percent in the morning then drops to 62 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 81 84 85 72 62 63 74 77

Windy Weather iconWind

6.3 mph November wind speed average 10.1 kph

November is the least windy month in San Francisco.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

2 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
0 days with thunderstorms in November

About once every five years, a thunderstorm passes through San Francisco in November.


These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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