November weather forecast and climate
Chicago, IL

The city of Chicago in Illinois on the shores of Lake Michigan, with a superb view of the sandy beach of Oak Street
The city of Chicago in Illinois on the shores of Lake Michigan, with a superb view of the sandy beach of Oak Street

Weather in November

The last month of the autumn, November, is also a frosty month in Chicago, Illinois, with average temperature ranging between min 36.5°F (2.5°C) and max 46°F (7.8°C).

Temperature

In November, the average high-temperature drops, from a mild 59.5°F (15.3°C) in October, to a frosty 46°F (7.8°C). In November, the average low-temperature is 36.5°F (2.5°C).

Humidity

In November, the average relative humidity in Chicago is 74%.

Rainfall

In Chicago, during November, the rain falls for 10.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.81" (46mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Chicago, there are 160.2 rainfall days, and 36.97" (939mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, November and December. November is the first month it typically snows. Throughout November, in the average 4 snowfall days, it receives 1.42" (36mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Chicago, there are 40.9 snowfall days, and 13.9" (353mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Chicago, Illinois, the average water temperature is 49.3°F (9.6°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In November, the average length of the day is 9.8h.

Sunshine

In Chicago, the average sunshine is 5.1h.

UV index

In Chicago, the average daily maximum UV index in November is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in November in Chicago?

The average high-temperature, in November, in Chicago, Illinois, is 46°F (7.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 36.5°F (2.5°C).

What is the average humidity in November in Chicago?

The average relative humidity in November is 74%.

How many days does it rain in November in Chicago?

In Chicago, in November, it is raining for 10.6 days, with typically 1.81" (46mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Chicago?

November is the first month it typically snows. Throughout November, in the average 4 snowfall days, it receives 1.42" (36mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in November in Chicago?

In Chicago, Illinois, in November, the average water temperature is 49.3°F (9.6°C). Swimming in 49.3°F (9.6°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

How many hours of daylight does Chicago have in November?

In Chicago, Illinois, the average length of the day in November is 9.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Chicago have in November?

In Chicago, Illinois, the average sunshine in November is 5.1h.

How high is the UV index in November in Chicago?

In Chicago, Illinois, 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 the UV radiation.

Average temperature in November
Chicago, IL

Average temperature in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average high temperature in November: 7.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (25.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-1.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in November: 2.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (19.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-6.3°C).

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Average pressure in November
Chicago, IL

Average pressure in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average pressure in November: 1019.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1019.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in November
Chicago, IL

Average wind speed in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average wind speed in November: 19.6km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (20.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (12.4km/h).

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Average humidity in November
Chicago, IL

Average humidity in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average humidity in November: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (73%).

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Average rainfall in November
Chicago, IL

Average rainfall in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average rainfall in November: 46mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (124mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (42mm).

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Average rainfall days in November
Chicago, IL

Average rainfall days in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average rainfall days in November: 10.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (5.5 days).

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Average snowfall in November
Chicago, IL

Average snowfall in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average snowfall in November: 36mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (90mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in November
Chicago, IL

Average snowfall days in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average snowfall days in November: 4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (10.6 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in November
Chicago, IL

Average sea temperature in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average sea temperature in November: 9.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (23.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (2.7°C).

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Average daylight in November /
Average sunshine in November
Chicago, IL

Average daylight in November / Average sunshine in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average daylight in November: 9.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in November: 5.1h

Months with the most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.7h).

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Average sunshine days in November
Chicago, IL

Average sunshine days in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average sunshine days in November: 14.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (15.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (9.3 days).

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Average UV index in November
Chicago, IL

Average UV index in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average UV index in November: 2

Months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in November
Chicago, IL

Average cloud cover in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average cloud cover in November: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 62).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in November
Chicago, IL

Average visibility in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average visibility in November: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are September and October (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, November and December (9km).

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