November weather forecast
Anchorage, AK

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Wintertime in Anchorage, Alaska with mountains blanketed in snow
Wintertime in Anchorage, Alaska with mountains blanketed in snow

Weather in November

As November unfolds, Anchorage braces for winter, with temperatures hovering between 22.1°F (-5.5°C) and 28°F (-2.2°C). The diminishing daylight hours make way for longer nights, a typical trait of Alaskan winters. The change in climate encourages increased snowfall compared to October, painting Anchorage in a dazzling white. Despite the cold, the relatively moderate winds and manageable humidity levels prevent the weather from becoming too harsh. Irrespective of the wintry conditions, the beauty of Anchorage remains undiminished, underscoring the city's charm.

Temperature

November's onset brings a reduction in the average high-temperature, from a cold 41.7°F (5.4°C) in October to a freezing cold 28°F (-2.2°C). The nighttime temperature in Anchorage in November experiences a minor dip, averaging a still subzero cold 22.1°F (-5.5°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in November is 77%.

Rainfall

In November, in Anchorage, the rain falls for 9.5 days. Throughout November, 1.02" (26mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Anchorage, there are 139.9 rainfall days, and 12.6" (320mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Anchorage are January through May, September through December. In November, it is snowing for 8.5 days. Throughout November, 3.46" (88mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 59.3 snowfall days, and 23.5" (597mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In November, the average ocean temperature in Anchorage is 43°F (6.1°C).
Note: Entering waters of 43°F (6.1°C) is life-endangering. A mere moment in 55.4°F (13°C) waters feels piercing cold, and below 50°F (10°C) it can lead to immediate cold shock and cessation of breathing control, depending on body resilience.

Daylight

The average length of the day in November is 7h and 15min.
On the first day of November, sunrise is at 9:29 am and sunset at 5:56 pm AKDT. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 9:44 am and sunset at 3:52 pm AKST.
Note: On Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time ends, and the time zone changes from AKDT to AKST. Daylight Saving Time starts again on Sunday, March 9. 2025, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from AKST to AKDT.

Sunshine

In November, the average sunshine in Anchorage, Alaska, is 4.6h.

UV index

In Anchorage, the average daily maximum UV index in November is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: A daily maximum UV index of 2 in November translates into the following instructions:
In contrast to children, who must always be shielded from the sun, most people can tolerate up to an hour of sun exposure without any burns. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Loose clothes with a tight weave are optimal for safeguarding yourself against the Sun's rays. Notice this! Nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation can be caused by snow reflection.
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Frequently asked questions

How cold is it in Anchorage in November?

The high-temperature, in November, in Anchorage, is 28°F (-2.2°C), while the low-temperature averages to 22.1°F (-5.5°C).

What is the average humidity in November in Anchorage?

The average relative humidity in November in Anchorage, Alaska, is 77%.

How many days does it rain in November in Anchorage?

In November, in Anchorage, the rain falls for 9.5 days. Throughout November, 1.02" (26mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Anchorage in November?

In Anchorage, Alaska, in November, snow falls for 8.5 days, with typically accumulated 3.46" (88mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in November in Anchorage?

In Anchorage, the average seawater temperature in November is 43°F (6.1°C). Swimming in 43°F (6.1°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

How many hours of daylight does Anchorage have in November?

In November, the average day length is 7h and 15min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in November in Anchorage?

On the first day of November in Anchorage, sunrise is at 9:29 am and sunset at 5:56 pm AKDT. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 9:44 am and sunset at 3:52 pm AKST.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) end in November in Anchorage?

On Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time ends in Anchorage, Alaska, and the time zone changes from AKDT to AKST. The next DST starts Sunday, March 9. 2025, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in November in Anchorage?

In November, the average sunshine duration is 4.6h.

What is the UV index intensity in November in Anchorage?

In Anchorage, the average daily maximum UV index in November is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in November
Anchorage, AK

Average temperature in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average high temperature in November: 28°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (61.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (20.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in November: 22.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (51.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.1°F).

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Average pressure in November
Anchorage, AK

Average pressure in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average pressure in November: 29.67"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (29.96"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are November and December (29.67"Hg).

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Average wind speed in November
Anchorage, AK

Average wind speed in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average wind speed in November: 6.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (6.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in November
Anchorage, AK

Average humidity in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average humidity in November: 77%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January, February and March (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (68%).

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Average rainfall in November
Anchorage, AK

Average rainfall in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average rainfall in November: 1.02"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (1.93").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (0.55").

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Average rainfall days in November
Anchorage, AK

Average rainfall days in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average rainfall days in November: 9.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7 days).

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Average snowfall in November
Anchorage, AK

Average snowfall in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average snowfall in November: 3.46"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (5.51").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in November
Anchorage, AK

Average snowfall days in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average snowfall days in November: 8.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (11.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in November
Anchorage, AK

Average sea temperature in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average sea temperature in November: 43°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (53.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (35.8°F).

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Average daylight in November /
Average sunshine in November
Anchorage, AK

Average daylight in November / Average sunshine in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average daylight in November: 7h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in November: 4h and 4min

The months with the most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 11h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in November
Anchorage, AK

Average sunshine days in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average sunshine days in November: 15 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (16.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (11.1 days).

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Average UV index in November
Anchorage, AK

Average UV index in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average UV index in November: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
The month with the lowest UV index is February (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in November
Anchorage, AK

Average cloud cover in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average cloud cover in November: 42

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 38).

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Average visibility in November
Anchorage, AK

Average visibility in November - Anchorage, AK
  • Average visibility in November: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is March (5mi).

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