Boston Weather in November

The weather in Boston, Massachusetts starts turning cold enough in November to cause overnight frost. Yet in most years November manages to stay free of snow.

This page gives detailed information on the typical November weather for Boston.

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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at Boston's Logan International Airport, located on the waterfront next to Boston Harbor.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

52 °F November average high 11 °C
38 °F November average low 3 °C

In most years, Boston averages a daily maximum temperature for November that's between 49 and 54 degrees Fahrenheit (9 to 12 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 36 and 40 °F (2 to 5 °C).

The days at Boston cool rapidly during November. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 10 °F (5 °C) below what it was at the start.

16 days 50 °F max. or more (10 °C)
19 days 40 °F min. or less (4 °C)

Nearly every November day warms to over 40 °F (4 °C) in Boston. The city averages just 1 day this month when the thermometer reaches into the 70s °F (over 21 °C). Temperatures above 80 °F (27 °C) are not expected here during November.

At night, the thermometer dips to 32 °F (0 °C) or below on 6 days, producing the first frosts of fall. November gets as cold as 20 °F (-8 °C) only once every few years. And even after the coldest nights, the temperature normally rises above freezing again during the day.

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

4.0 in total precipitation 101 mm
11 days of rain or snowfall

Half the time, Boston receives 3 to 5 inches (71 to 130 mm) of precipitation in November. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Snowy Weather iconSnow

1.3 in total snowfall 3.3 cm
1 day with new snow

Most years, Boston has no snow in November. During one out of four Novembers, at least 3 inches (8 cm) of fresh snow lands on the city.

Boston typically has at least an inch (2.5 cm) of snow on the ground for just 1 day this month. The snow seldom accumulates any deeper than 3 inches (8 cm).

Sunny Weather iconSun

50 % sunshine
8 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Boston during 50 percent of daylight hours on average in November, for a total of 146 hours in the month. Typically on 8 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in November at Boston lasts for 9 hours and 46 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 19 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 9:20 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

68 % November average humidity

The relative humidity in Boston during November usually peaks at 74 percent in the morning then drops to 59 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 72 73 74 66 59 61 66 69

Windy Weather iconWind

12.5 mph November wind speed average 20.1 kph

November is an average month in Boston for wind speed.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

3 days precipitation of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
1 day with thunderstorms in November
0 % chance a named storm approaches

Any storms passing through Boston during November are mainly rainstorms. The tropical storm season this far north has ended, while severe snowstorms are not expected here in the fall. A November thunderstorm happens in most, but not all, years.


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. The named storm probabilities come from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Hurricane Research Division.

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