November weather forecast
Chicago, IL

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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

November witnesses a further drop in temperatures, marking the advent of winter in Chicago. The transformation from October is apparent as the fall colors begin to fade. With an increase in rainfall to 1.81" (46mm) from the previous month, Chicago experiences a rather wet November. This month is characterised by shorter days, cold winds, and a change in natural surroundings.

Temperature

Observing a mild shift, the average high-temperature during November reduces from October's refreshing 59.5°F (15.3°C) to a chilly 46°F (7.8°C). Chicago records an average low-temperature of 36.5°F (2.5°C) throughout the month of November.

Humidity

In November, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

In Chicago, during November, the rain falls for 10.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.81" (46mm) of precipitation. In Chicago, during the entire year, the rain falls for 160.2 days and collects up to 36.97" (939mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, November and December are months with snowfall 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. Throughout the year, in Chicago, there are 40.9 snowfall days, and 13.9" (353mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Chicago, the average seawater temperature in November is 49.3°F (9.6°C).
Note: It is advised against swimming in 49.3°F (9.6°C) when it drops below 50°F (10°C). Such temperatures can cause extreme cold shock, leading to hyperventilation.

Daylight

In Chicago, the average length of the day in November is 9h and 50min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:23 am and sunset at 5:44 pm CDT. On the last day of November, in Chicago, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 4:20 pm CST.
Note: On Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time ends, and the time zone changes from CDT to CST. Daylight Saving Time starts again on Sunday, March 9. 2025, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from CST to CDT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

In Chicago, 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 unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in November transforms into the following instructions:
While sun exposure does not greatly affect most, individuals with fair skin, babies, and children always need vigilant safeguarding. Sun's radiation is most powerful around mid-day, so it's best to limit outdoor activities during this time. Equip yourself with UVA and UVB-filtering sunglasses on clear, sunny days. Take warning! The intensity of the Sun's UV radiation can be nearly amplified twice due to snow reflection.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the average November temperature in Chicago?

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

What is the average humidity in November in Chicago?

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

How much does it rain in Chicago in November?

In Chicago, in November, during 10.6 rainfall days, 1.81" (46mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it start snowing 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 ocean temperature in November in Chicago?

In Chicago, the average seawater temperature in November 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 November, the average day length is 9h and 50min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in November in Chicago?

In November, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:23 am and sunset at 5:44 pm CDT. On the last day of the month, in Chicago, Illinois, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 4:20 pm CST.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Chicago have in November?

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

What is the UV index reading in November in Chicago?

The average daily maximum UV index in November is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in November
Chicago, IL

Average temperature in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average high temperature in November: 46°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (77.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in November: 36.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (67.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.7°F).

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Average pressure in November
Chicago, IL

Average pressure in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average pressure in November: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.11"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in November
Chicago, IL

Average wind speed in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average wind speed in November: 12.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (12.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.7mph).

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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: 1.81"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (4.88").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (1.65").

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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: 1.42"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.54").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August, September and October (0").

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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).
The 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: 49.3°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (73.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (36.9°F).

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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: 9h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in November: 5h and 1min

The months with the most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 42min).

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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

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 6).
The 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).
The 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: 6mi

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

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