What's the Weather Like in Geneva in November
November is the month featuring low temperatures in the multi-cultural city of Geneva. Minimum temperatures tend to fluctuate from -3C (26.6F) to 9C (48.2F), rarely dropping below or rising over these values. Maximum temperatures vary between 2C (35.6F) and 17C (62.6F) in most cases. Although the range of possible temperatures is wide, average temperatures usually remain between 2C (35.6F) and 8C (46.4F). Typically, these are for a few degrees Celsius (several Fahrenheit) higher in the first half of November than during the second. This time of year, Geneva, Switzerland, is slightly colder destination than Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
This Swiss destination features cold temperatures throughout the month. The interval when it is less cold (over 7C/44.6F) takes place during daytime until the 3rd week in November. However, it decreases at a considerable pace. This interval lasts approx. from 10 am to midnight at the beginning of the month. Around November 21, its duration is around 3 hours, from 2 pm to 5 pm. A few days later, low temperatures (below 7C/44.6F) take place and last until March.
Intervals of sunny weather are few and are short during November in Geneva. On average, the 2nd largest Swiss city has 2 hours of sunlight per day, which is the 50% decrease in regard to October at least. Of daylight hours, this is barely the 20% share. Of cloudy conditions, the possibility of overcast and mostly cloudy weather is constantly around 43%. The likelihood of the partially cloudy sky is around 10%.
The average amount of rainfall the city receives in the course of November is a bit larger than in the previous month. In general, precipitation levels range between 80 mm/3.15 in and 90 mm/3.54 in across 10 or 11 wet days. Occasional rain is the most common form of precipitation, albeit sleet and snow are also possible to fall.
The probability of rain is constantly 31% throughout the month in the city of Geneva. The chance of precipitation is the lowest during afternoon hours. The highest likelihood of such a weather is before mid-morning (the first half of the month) and during early evening (the second half).
Essentially, the average wind speed is constantly around 2.6 m/s (light breeze). Days are windier than nights, with the speed of the wind increasing up to 3.4 m/s. Early evening (down to 2.3 m/s) is the calmest part of the day.
The Swiss city of Geneva is a dry destination in November in regard to humidity levels. The average relative humidity is 79%, which leaves very small chances of comfortable, and none of humid conditions.
Sunrise and sunset
The duration of daylight continues to decrease in the 2nd largest city in Switzerland during this period. November 1 has the longest daylight in November. On this day, the sun rises at 7:16 am and sets at 5:21 pm, 10:05 hours later. On November 30, daybreak takes place at 7:56 am while sundown occurs at 4:51 pm, 8:55 hours later.
Extraordinary weather occurrences
Ville de Genève and Switzerland feature low risks of natural hazards and extraordinary weather occurrences. Even when some of the former occur (floods, for example), they typically take place countrywide in spring (snow melting) and summer (heavy storms).
Geneva Hotels in November
The curiosity about Geneva is that an overnight stay for leisure travelers is usually more affordable on weekends than on workdays. During workdays, the large number of business travelers arrive in the destination to do business in the UN, banks and other organizations. Which is exactly the reason why accommodation deals are higher this time of year than many travelers expect. On the other hand, the city of Geneva grants a free transportation card to tourists. The Geneva Transportation Card is valid for the entire duration of their stay.
Hotel Mon Repos
Hotel Mon Repos is a 3-star hotel located in the vicinity of Ariana Park and the Botanical Garden. It disposes of single and double rooms and junior suites featuring free Wi-Fi, minibars and flat-screen TVs. Meeting rooms and a bar are additional facilities, and guests of the hotel benefit of free bike rentals.
Hotel Jade Manotel
Hotel Jade Manotel is a 3-star establishment featuring rooms and suites. The place, located in the downtown area, follows Feng Shui principles. In-room amenities at guests' disposal are air-conditioning, room service, a minibar, complimentary wireless internet and flat-screen TVs. Hotel also features business center free of charge and paid parking.
Hotel Auteuil Manotel
Hotel Auteuil Manotel is a 4-star hotel, located within a walking distance to the Old Town, Lake Geneva and the UN headquarters. Rooms and suites are air-conditioned, featuring sound isolation, free internet, satellite TVs, and tea and coffee makers. Room service is also available. The hotel disposes of a fitness center, business center (free), bar and a parking lot available for a surcharge.
Hotel Rotary Geneva MGallery by Sofitel
Hotel Rotary Geneva MGallery by Sofitel is a 5-star establishment. Located in the downtown of Geneva, Switzerland, it is minutes away from the Old Town and Geneva Lake. Single and signature rooms and junior suites have free internet access, LED TVs, air-conditioning and minibars. Certain units add Nespresso machines. The on-site restaurant prepares Mediterranean and French specialties. Other facilities of the hotel are a bar and parking.
Bars and restaurants
The multi-cultural city of Geneva is an outstanding culinary destination. Cuisines from both Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa are represented here, catering to all tastes and dietary needs. Just note that dining in Switzerland, and consequently here, isn't economical, to put it mildly. For example, the price of an a la carte menu ranges from 20 CHF to 50 CHF. Therefore, plan a bigger budget if you like to dine at restaurants.
Bagel House Café
Bagel House Café is a great place for enjoying a morning coffee and breakfast. The house, as its name implies, specializes in bagels, which you can customize. The café is open daily and hours vary depending on the day.
Elsalad is a company specializing in salads. They prepare their specialties from seasonal ingredients and combine them with various flavors sourced all around the world. Elsalad has 2 restaurants and a food truck with different opening hours.
Chez Marino is an Italian-style eatery excelling in pizzas. The staff is attentive and friendly, often surprising their repeated patrons by addressing them by their names. Besides pizzas, you may enjoy Italian wines at this pizzeria. Chez Marino is open every day from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and from 6:30 pm to 11 pm.
L'Epicentre is a Michelin-starred, fine dining venue serving dishes we could describe as spicy, but not hot. Plus, the ambiance is very romantic under the light of candles. Finally, a selection of natural (organic) wines accompanies tasty dishes. The restaurant is open for lunch (noon 1:30 pm) from Wednesday to Friday, and for dinner (7:30 pm 9:30 pm) between Tuesday and Saturday.
Things to do in Geneva in November
Museum of Art and History
The Museum of Art and History is the largest exhibition venue in ville de Genève. The museum occupies a striking neo-Renaissance building and has a collection of around 7 thousand exhibits. Here, visitors can trace the development of the western civilization since the antiquity through archaeological findings, fine arts and applied arts. Besides works of art, the Museum of Art and History exhibits medieval armor and weaponry. The entrance is free, while audio-guide rental costs 5 CHF.
The Swiss city of Geneva used to be the seat of the League of Nations, the forerunner of the UN. The foundation of this organization took place in 1920, after the First World War. The formal dissolution ensued in 1946, after the end of the Second World War the organization failed to prevent. While it existed, the League of Nations had the headquarters in the Palais Wilson, on the Quai Wilson. The grand sandstone structure, made from 1873 to 1875, features neo-Renaissance style. It comprises two symmetrical wings separated by a central wing with a portico.
Saint Pierre Cathedral
The Saint Pierre Cathedral is one of the most striking structures in the city. It features neoclassical and Gothic exterior, while the Gothic interior additionally boasts Romanesque elements. The imposing height of the interior symbolizes the closeness to the God. Furthermore, people who climb the tall tower of the cathedral enjoy exceptional views of the city, Jet L'Eau and the surrounding area. The Saint Pierre Cathedral is the Protestant structure, in which Jean Calvin, the Protestant reformer of the 16th century, preached.