Antigua Weather November Averages, Antigua
What's the weather like in Antigua in November
The weather gets cooler and drier in Antigua in November, compared to October. During this month, the average temperature for the island begins at 27.5°C (created by highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C) at the beginning of the month and falls down to 26.5°C by (highs of 29°C and lows of 24°C) by the end of the month. With this in mind, if you want to visit the island when it's at its hottest, the best time to go is at the start of the month.
Although it only occurs on an average of 10% of days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 31°C or drop below 23°C in Antigua in November. The hottest temperature ever registered on the island at this time of year is 37°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever registered here during this month is 20°C.
Since temperatures are beginning to cool down by November in Antigua, this month is suitable for holidaymakers who can't wait to visit the island but aren't fans of the heat and the sunshine. If you want to visit the island when it's at its absolute coolest, forget about November and plan your holiday for January instead, when temperatures are at their lowest.
On the other hand, if you love the heat and want to visit Antigua when the island is at its hottest, plan your holiday for August, when temperatures are usually at their highest. However, if you do choose to visit the island in November, make sure you take light and airy clothing, suntan cream and waterproofs to protect you from the elements.
During a normal November, Antigua receives an average of 88mm/3 inches of rainfall divided between 17 rainy days that's significantly less than the previous month. With precipitation making an appearance on more than half of days throughout the month, it's almost guaranteed that you'll see a shower or two during your holiday. The probability of precipitation falling starts off at 56% on November 1st and gradually drops down to 55% by November 30th. The most common types of rainfall you can expect to see during your holiday in November are moderate rain (58%), light rain (27%) and thunderstorms (12%).
Average Sunshine Hours and Cloud Cover
Throughout the month, Antigua enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine every day that's one hour more each day than last month along with median cloud coverage which ranges between 55% (partly cloudy) at the beginning of the month and 52% (partly cloudy) by the end. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 22% of the time, partly cloudy 31% and mostly cloudy/overcast 20%.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature for Antigua stays very similar all-year-round. In November, it's 28°C that's 1°C cooler than the previous month which is certainly warm enough to go swimming, despite the decrease in temperature.
Thanks to the tropical climate of Antigua, the island also remains humid throughout the year. In November, the relative humidity for the island ranges between 67% (mildly humid) and 90% (very humid), rarely dropping below 60% (mildly humid) or reaching as high as 99% (very humid). The air is often at its driest around November 29th, when the relative humidity drops below 71% (humid) three days out of four, whilst its often at its most humid around November 1st, when it rises above 86% (very humid) three days out of four.
Over the course of an average November, typical wind speeds fluctuate between 2 m/s (light breeze) and 8 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 10 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) occurs around November 30th, when the average daily maximum is 8 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around November 1st, when the average daily maximum is 7 m/s (moderate breeze).
Antigua Hotels in November
When it comes to an affordable all-inclusive hotel in Antigua, Jolly Beach Resort is a great choice. This resort is located directly on Jolly Beach where guests can enjoy land-based activities such as volleyball, coconut bowling, yoga, dance classes and beach Olympics as well as water-based activities such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling. Accommodation is provided in the form of supersaver, standard, king superior and queen superior rooms, as well as junior suites and cottages, each of which features patio or balcony, air conditioning and satellite TV. The all-inclusive rate includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, snacks, house drinks, taxes, tips, kids' clubs, water sports, gym access, fitness classes, two swimming pools, basketball, netball and nightly entertainment.
For something more luxurious, try the Inn at English Harbour. Situated on a wooded headland in the historic English Harbour, this resort combines colonial style with contemporary facilities. Guests can choose between beach cabana rooms, junior suites and deluxe suites, each of which has marble floors, direct access to the beach, air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities. Onsite services and facilities include terrace and reef restaurants which offer al fresco dining, internet access, tennis courts, fitness centre, swimming pool and spa which provides massages, reflexology, facials, exfoliations, body wraps and salon services. There is also a golf course just a short distance away and water sports, shops, bars and restaurants at Nelson's Dockyard only two minutes away.
Travellers holidaying in Antigua on a budget should consider staying at KTS Paradise View Hotel. Located in St Johns, this budget resort is made up of self-contained apartments which come with spacious bedrooms, well-equipped kitchenette, satellite TV and WiFi access. Because of the budget rates, there are no services or facilities onsite and although there are loads of other hotels within easy walking distance of KTS Paradise View Hotel, most of the shops, attractions, bars and restaurants all require a bus or taxi ride to get there because they're too far to walk to.
Caribbean Inn and Suites is another affordable alternative to the pricey accommodation in Antigua. Also located in St Johns, this resort is found on the outskirts of the resort, within easy walking distance of King's Casino, Adventure Antigua and other bars, restaurants and attractions. Accommodation is provided in the form of self-contained one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, each of which features a full kitchen, TV, air conditioning and bathroom. Due to the cheap room rates there are no services or facilities available onsite, but there are plenty of eateries, nightlife options and entertainment venues just a short drive away in the capital.
Antigua Beach for November
If you need somewhere to relax in peace and quiet, spend the day at Green Island. Located off the eastern coast of Antigua, this uninhabited island is home to several pristine white sandy beaches which are often totally deserted. You won't find any services or facilities on the island at all, so make sure you take everything you'll need for the day with you. Many of the beaches on the island are lined by coral reefs, so if you bring your snorkelling or scuba diving equipment with you, you'll have hours of fun.
Found on the eastern side of Antigua, Long Bay Beach is ideal for people staying at Willikies. Located just five minutes away from the bustling resort, this beach is made up of fine white sand and crystal blue waters which are always calm enough for swimming. There are sun loungers and parasols available to rent on the beach, plus the Beach House bar/restaurant which is part of the Long Bay Beach Hotel. You can hire equipment for snorkelling, sailing, scuba diving and kayaking here, too.
Bars and Restaurants
For some sophisticated French cuisine, try Le Bistro. Located in St Johns and Open Tuesday-Sunday from 6.30pm until 10.30pm, this restaurant offers a menu full of typical French dishes, including seafood bisque, foie gras and scallops, snails in garlic butter and salmon tartare. For dessert you can try the crepe suzette for two, which is always available, or browse the selection of freshly prepared homemade desserts available that day. There is an impressive wine list available, too, with a huge selection of French and European wines.
If you'd rather something more northern European, make a reservation at Mayday in Jolly Harbour. Open on Monday from 5pm until 10pm and Tuesday-Saturday from 11am until 10pm, this restaurant specialises in traditional Austrian and Hungarian dishes, with items such as chicken paprikash, flat iron steak, lamb rack and Kaiserchmarrn all appearing on the menu. Make sure you leave room for dessert because there is also a great choice of cold sweet pies, including key lime, coconut lime, Oreo and chocolate.
Whatever sort of food you're in the mood for, they're bound to have it at Jackees Kwik Stop. Located in English Harbour, this eatery is well known for its eclectic range of dishes, with vegetarian, vegan, Mexican, English breakfast and American brunch items all available. There are also some Caribbean specialities, including pan-fried whole snapper, stewed beef, curried chicken and Creole conch. The surroundings might be a bit on the cheap-and-cheerful side, but the quality of the food is second-to-none for the price.
Things to do in Antigua in November
If you're looking to pick up a unique handmade souvenir, stop by the Zemi Art Gallery. Situated in Redcliffe Quay close to where the cruise ships dock, this art gallery stocks a wide selection of men and women's beachwear, clothing, art, recycled pieces and gifts, all of which would make great souvenirs of your holiday or fantastic presents to take back home for friends and family. Every single item is either made by the shop owner or by other local artists, so whatever you buy, you can be sure that it's authentic and unique. Each item is also clearly priced, so you don't have to worry about haggling to get the best price.
Enthusiastic photographers won't want to pass up the chance to climb to the top of Mount Obama. Previously known as Boggy Peak, the top of this mountain is the highest point in the whole of Antigua and can either be reached by an hour-long very steep climb or a much shorter drive be aware that the final part of the trip can only be completed on foot or in a 4-wheel drive. When you reach the summit, you'll be rewarded with views which span across the Caribbean Sea over to Montserrat and St Kitts, so make sure you take your camera with you.
Another natural attraction worth visiting during your holiday in Antigua are the Megaliths on Greencastle Hill which are similar to the UK's Stonehenge in appearance and by the way of their unknown origin and use. Located three miles south of St Johns, this site is located on top of the remains of a volcano which stands at only 172m high, making it much easier to get to than Mount Obama. From the top of the volcano you can admire a huge number of unusual geological formations and megaliths, as well as panoramic views over the Jennings and Emmanuel villages below.