Seattle Weather in November

Rain dominates much of November's weather at Seattle, Washington. It rains more often this month than any other.

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

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The temperature, precipitation and sunshine numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at Seattle's Husky Stadium, located near downtown Seattle at the University of Washington on the shore of Lake Washington's Union Bay. The rest of the measurements are averages from the Seattle - Tacoma International Airport, located south of the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

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

In most years, Seattle 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 43 °F (3 to 6 °C).

The days at Seattle continue to cool 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 50 °F max. or more (10 °C)
13 days 40 °F min. or less (4 °C)

Nearly every November day warms to over 40 °F (4 °C) in Seattle. The city averages 2 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 thermometer dips to freezing or below on an average of 3 nights. But November seldom gets as cold as 20 °F (-8 °C).

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

6.0 in total precipitation 152 mm
18 days of rain or snowfall

This is one of the wettest months for Seattle. Half the time, the city receives 4 to 7 inches (114 to 176 mm) of precipitation in November. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. Although it can snow in November, most years don't get snow this early.

Sunny Weather iconSun

28 % sunshine
3 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Seattle during 28 percent of daylight hours on average in November, for a total of 78 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 Seattle lasts for 9 hours and 17 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 9 hours and 57 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 8:44 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

80 % November average humidity

The relative humidity in Seattle during November usually peaks at 84 percent in the morning then drops to 74 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 82 84 84 80 74 75 79 81

Windy Weather iconWind

9.0 mph November wind speed average 14.5 kph

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

Stormy Weather iconStorms

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

November is one of the stormiest months for Seattle.


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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