Portland Weather in November

November brings winter weather to Portland, Oregon. This is usually the first month with frost and steady rain.

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

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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered near the Portland International Airport, located a few miles from downtown Portland.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

52 °F November average high 11 °C
41 °F November average low 5 °C

In most years, Portland averages a daily maximum temperature for November that's between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 13 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 38 and 44 °F (3 to 6 °C).

The days at Portland continue to 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.

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

Nearly every November day warms to over 40 °F (4 °C) in Portland. The city averages 3 days in November when the thermometer reaches into the 60s °F (over 16 °C). Temperatures above 70 °F (21 °C) are not expected here this month.

The first frosts of winter usually arrive in November. The month averages two nights when the thermometer dips to 32 °F (0 °C) or lower. About once a decade, the mercury remains below freezing for the entire day.

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

6.8 in total precipitation 173 mm
19 days of rain

Half the time, Portland receives 4 to 9 inches (104 to 216 mm) of rainfall in November. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. About once a decade, Portland gets a light snowfall in November.

Sunny Weather iconSun

28 % sunshine
3 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Portland during 28 percent of daylight hours on average in November, for a total of 80 hours in the month. Typically on 3 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in November at Portland lasts for 9 hours and 30 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 7 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 8:59 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

82 % November average humidity

The relative humidity in Portland during November usually peaks at 87 percent in the morning then drops to 73 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 86 87 87 82 73 73 81 83

Windy Weather iconWind

8.5 mph November wind speed average 13.7 kph

November is a little windier than most other months in Portland.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

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

Portland averages one day this month when it rains an inch (25 mm) or more. Every few years a thunderstorm shows up at Portland 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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