Weather in Lake Michigan, Chicago, United States in November

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Visiting Lake Michigan, Chicago, United States in November

November has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day. November has total rainfall of 5.5cm (2.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Lake Michigan. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (46°F). November is too cold for swimming in Lake Michigan for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Lake Michigan in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

In November, the weather at the Lake Michigan beach in Chicago becomes colder, with more rain and wind. The beach is not suitable for swimming, sunbathing, or water sports due to the chilly conditions. However, you may enjoy a walk along the shore, admiring the changing landscape as winter approaches. Also consider one of our other suggestions for November.

Can you sunbathe in Lake Michigan in November?

No, November is not a good time for sunbathing in Lake Michigan.

November has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day. November has total rainfall of 5.5cm (2.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Lake Michigan in November?

No, November is too cold for swimming in Lake Michigan for any length of time, with the sea water at 8°C (46°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about November sea temperatures.

Is November a good time to holiday in Lake Michigan?

No, November is not a good time for a holiday in Lake Michigan.

November has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day. November has total rainfall of 5.5cm (2.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Lake Michigan. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (46°F). November is too cold for swimming in Lake Michigan for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the November temperatures and sunshine.

Is Lake Michigan warm in November?

No, Lake Michigan is too cold for sunbathing in November.

The average maximum temperature in Lake Michigan in November is 10°C (49°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°) in the previous month and 2°C (36°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Lake Michigan in November is 6°C (42°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and -1°C (30°F) in the next month.

More info about the November temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Lake Michigan in November?

The average day light hours per day in Lake Michigan in November are 9.8. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Lake Michigan in November

November is a cold month in Chicago, and the beach sees very few visitors. Thanksgiving is a major holiday in November, but it is not celebrated at the beach and does not affect beach crowds.

Temperature in Lake Michigan in November

The average maximum temperature in Lake Michigan in November is 10°C (49°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 2°C (36°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Lake Michigan in November is 6°C (42°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and -1°C (30°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Lake Michigan in November is 2°C (35°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and -4°C (24°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Lake Michigan in November

During November the average day light hours are 9.8 per day in Lake Michigan. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Lake Michigan in November is typically 2.2 during November. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Lake Michigan in November

The average sea water temperature in Lake Michigan in November is 8°C (46.4°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Lake Michigan in November

The average total rainfall in Lake Michigan in November is 5.5cm (2.2inches) and on average there are 11 rainy days in November making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Lake Michigan in November

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Lake Michigan in November is 3°C (37°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and -2°C (-2°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Lake Michigan in November is typically 81.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 83.4% in the previous month and 86.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Lake Michigan in November is typically 65.8%. The average relative humidity is 65.2% in the previous month and 74.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Lake Michigan in November

The average maximum wind speed in Lake Michigan in November is typically 29KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 28KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 28KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Lake Michigan in November is typically 16KM/H (10MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 16KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Lake Michigan in November is from the South West.

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