Averages for New York in November
What's the Weather like in New York in November
The weather gets bitterly cold in November in New York, USA, when the autumn season is turning into winter. During this month, the average temperature for the city starts off at 10.5°C, created by highs of 14°C during the daytime and lows of 7°C after dark, and drops down to 5.5°C, created by highs of 9°C during the daytime and lows of 2°C after dark, by the end of the month. This make...
What's the Weather like in New York in November
The weather gets bitterly cold in November in New York, USA, when the autumn season is turning into winter. During this month, the average temperature for the city starts off at 10.5°C, created by highs of 14°C during the daytime and lows of 7°C after dark, and drops down to 5.5°C, created by highs of 9°C during the daytime and lows of 2°C after dark, by the end of the month. This makes the first week in November the best time to visit New York if you want to experience the city at its warmest.
Although it only happens on an average of 10% of days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 20°C and fall below -5°C in New York in November. The highest temperature ever recorded in New York during this month is 25°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever registered in the city at this time of year is -6°C.
Across November, New York receives an average of 85mm/3 inches of rainfall divided between 12 rainy days and one snowy day – that's a decrease compared to October. With precipitation occurring on over 1/3 of days throughout the month, there is a good chance you'll experience a shower or two, so be prepared and take an umbrella with you. The likelihood of rainfall making an appearance during this time of year slightly increases as the month develops, starting off at 38% on November 1st and rising up to 42% by November 30th. The most common forms of precipitation you can expect to experience in New York in November are light rain (which occurs on 45% of days with rainfall), moderate rain (27%) and light snow (10%).
The probability of snowfall making an appearance also increases as the month progresses, starting off at 2% on November 1st and rising up to 10% by November 30th. This makes the final week of November the best time to visit the city if you want to catch the snow.
Over the course of an average November, New York enjoys six hours of sunshine every day – that's one hour less each day compared to the previous month – alongside median cloud coverage ranging from 71% (partly cloudy) at the beginning of the month and 76% (partly cloudy) by the end of the month. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 31% of the time, partly cloudy 13% and mostly cloudy/overcast 48%.
The relative humidity for New York in November varies between 49% (comfortable) and 86% (very humid), rarely falling below 32% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is often at its driest around November 29th, when the relative humidity falls below 57% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it's at its most humid around November 1st, when it rises above 77% (humid) three days out of four.
In comparison to the calmer summer months, November is a fairly breezy time for New York. At this time of year, typical wind speeds range from 0 m/s (calm) to 7 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely going over 10 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around November 21st, when the average daily maximum is 7 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around November 1st when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.
Since temperatures are very low in New York in November, this month is best suited to holidaymakers who want to spend most of their holiday indoors or travellers who don't mind wrapping up every time they go outside. If you plan on holidaying in the big apple at this time of year, you'll need to bring plenty of winter clothing with you, including jeans, jumpers, coats, hats, scarves and gloves, to ensure you stay warm when you leave your hotel. If you hate cold temperatures and want to visit New York when the city is warmest, forget about November and plan your trip for July instead, when temperatures are usually at their highest.
New York Hotels for November
Holidaymakers looking for an affordable hotel packed with facilities and services should check out Nyma, the New York Manhattan Hotel. This boutique hotel is situated just steps away from the fashion district's shops and boutiques, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, making it ideally located for sightseeing. Made with eco-friendly materials, such as recycled wood and reclaimed glass, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of double and family rooms, each of which features free WiFi access and national phone calls, flat-screen cable TV with movies on demand, air conditioning, heating and coffee making facilities. Onsite services and facilities include Roof Bar which serves wine, cocktails and beer 3pm-1am, discounted parking and Mazzanine Lounge which features flat-screen TVs and laptop work stations. Guests also receive free continental breakfast daily, unlimited free coffee, cappuccino, tea and hot chocolate from the Mazzanine Lounge, 24-hour access to the business centre and free child places for under-13s.
Millennium Broadway Hotel New York is another central hotel, situated within Manhattan, close to Times Square, Fifth Avenue's shops and Broadway's theatres. Here guests can choose between 625 standard rooms, superior rooms, deluxe rooms and suites. Each of the rooms is well-appointed and comes with cityscape views, HDTV with cable, high-speed internet access and climate control, whilst the suites offer the same, plus more space in the form of a separate living area. Within the hotel you'll find Restaurant Charlotte which serves breakfast daily, Charlotte Bar & Lounge which serves light snacks and drinks noon to midnight, gift shop, laundry services, valet parking and 24/7 fitness centre which features bikes, treadmills, weights, TVs, lockers and showers.
Travellers who want to do a lot of sightseeing during their holiday in New York should consider staying at the Court. Situated within easy walking distance of Grand Central Terminal and the Empire State Building, in addition to parks, shops, museums, galleries, restaurants, nightlife and attractions, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of 199 guestrooms and suites. Each guestroom includes free WiFi access, flat-screen TV and private bathroom with Earlsley & Windsor toiletries, whilst the suites offer all that plus a living space with extra TV. Onsite services and facilities include Beer & Buns restaurant which serves sliders and beer, Lexington's Bar which broadcasts live sporting events, in-room dining, valet parking, business centre and fitness centre located at the hotel's sister property, the Tuscany.
For a hotel with a lot of character, it's tough to beat the French Quarters Guest Apartments. Situated on New York City's Restaurant Row, surrounded by international cafes, bars and restaurants, this hotel blends New Orleans' French style with New York's cosmopolitan atmosphere. Here accommodation is provided in the form of 22 guestrooms and five suites. Each guestroom comes with WiFi access, plasma TV with DVD player, kitchenette with coffeemaker and private bathroom with hairdryer, whilst each suite also offers a separate bedroom with king-sized bed, large living space with sofa bed and private balcony. Within the hotel you'll find the Bourbon Street Bar & Grille which serves New Orleans'-style food for brunch, lunch and dinner, laundry services and concierge services, plus free newspapers and daily continental breakfast for guests.
Bars and Restaurants
Open for lunch Monday to Friday noon-2pm and for dinner Monday to Saturday 5pm-10.30pm, the Modern is a contemporary restaurant which offers an ever-changing menu. The lunch and dinner menus remain fairly similar and feature a selection of light and healthy options such as variations of salads, marinated lobster, cured tuna and fresh salmon, alongside heartier dishes, including foie gras orange tart, stuffed chicken, roast suckling pig and duck. The dessert menu changes daily according to what has been freshly prepared. For a less formal dining experience, you can eat in the Bar Room, which offers a more relaxed and lighter menu comprised of pickled oysters, tuna sliders, steak tartare and soups.
For some of the best seafood in New York, try the Lobster Place. Open Monday to Friday 9.30am-9pm, Saturdays 9.30am-9pm and Sundays 10am-8pm, this seasonal raw bar serves globally-influenced and innovative seafood dishes alongside wines, cocktails and craft beers. The daily raw bar menu features oysters, clams, scallops, sea urchins, crab, lobster, shrimp, caviar and sampler platters, with fish and chips, Thai squid salad, lobster pho, lobster rolls and swordfish sandwiches available on the cooked menu. If you really enjoyed your meal, you can purchase raw ingredients from the Lobster Place and cook them back at your hotel if you have the facilities.
The Musket Room is a modern restaurant which opened in 2013 and serves up traditional dishes inspired by New Zealand. Open for dinner Sunday to Monday 6pm-10pm, Tuesday to Thursday 6pm-11pm and Friday to Saturday 6pm-midnight, this restaurant offers an a la carte menu with dishes such as quail, scallops and oysters to start, with New Zealand red deer, steak and cheese pie and tofu gnocchi to follow, ending with Christmas pudding, passion fruit pavlova and Kikorangi blue cheese. In addition to the a la carte menu, six-course and ten-course tasting menus are also available. The Musket Room's bar is open from 5pm until late and serves a wide selection of New Zealand and international wines and cocktails.
Things to do in New York in November
West Village is one of the best neighbourhoods in New York to explore. This part of Manhattan looks like it has hardly changed since the 19th century, with cobblestone floors, confusing street patterns and traditional bakeries, but if you make your way to the Meatpacking District in the north end of the village, you'll find modern boutiques and stylish nightclubs. The two best activities to enjoy here are eating and shopping, with the Magnolia Bakery and Spotted Pig being amongst the best eateries. If you visit on an evening, you'll also find many venues hosting entertainment in the form of live music and stand-up comedy.
The Apollo is another great place to go for evening entertainment in New York. This entertainment venue hosts a wide variety of shows, ranging from music performances and Broadway amateur nights to special celebrity appearances and dance skits. Several performances take place each week, so check the website's programme to see what's on during your holiday. Keep in mind that tickets sell out fast, so it's best to book in advance in order to avoid disappointment. The theatre is decorated with old photos which show what it used to look like years ago, giving it some character and providing you with something to keep you entertained before the show begins.
History buffs won't want to miss the chance to visit Governor's Island. A 172-acre island situated in the middle of New York Harbour, this island was previously used as a military base, but today it is a large public space full of cafes, restaurants, shops and green spaces. The crowning feature of Governor's Island will be the Hills, which will be made out of recycled construction and fill materials. When completed, the Hills will rise 7 to 25 metres above the island and will provide visitors with panoramic views of the lower Manhattan skyline, the New York Harbour and the Statue of Liberty. Whilst the Hills is being built, there are plenty of other parts of the island to explore, with various pathways, old forts, historic displays, picnic grounds, art exhibits, bike rental services and play parks available.