What's the Weather like in Grand Cayman in November
The penultimate month of the year features pleasant temperatures on Grand Cayman. It is warm throughout the month, while periods of hot weather are rare and usually short. Daily highs, in general, remain around 29C (84.2F), rarely dropping below 27C (80.6F) or exceeding 31C (87.8F). Low temperatures, in most cases, range between 23C (73.4F) and 27C (80.6F). The warmest time of the day is around 12:30 pm.
In November, the cloud cover over Grand Cayman Island decreases at a fast rate. According to statistics, November 1 is the day when the chances of mostly cloudy or overcast sky are 57%. On November 11, the probability of cloudy weather is 51%. The last day of the month has a 62% chance to be clear, mostly clear, or partially cloudy.
On average, it is likely that any given day during November will have 7 or 8 sunshine hours.
The highest chance of the cloud cover passing over the island is at night, around 3 pm. Morning hours, anywhere between 7:30 am and 10:30 am, are clearest the most.
In the course of November, the possibility of a wet day and precipitation decreases rapidly. For example, November 1 is 31% likely to be a rainy day, with the average amount of received rainfall being 97 mm (3.82 in). The possibility of a rainy day on November 30 is 16%, while precipitation is likely to be around 44 mm (1.73 in). Regardless of what these numbers might suggest, the average amount of rainfall the Grand Cayman resort receives during November doesn't exceed 155 mm (6.1 in).
In general, rain is most likely to occur just after midnight on any given day. The island is the least likely to receive the precipitation at evenings between 6 pm and 7 pm. Heavy thunderstorms and showers that last up to a few hours are the most common form of rain here. Once they pass, rain usually doesn't fall again on that day. Furthermore, rainy weather, even when it occurs, doesn't tend to hit all regions of the island simultaneously. Hence, not all people in the same town have to have the same weather.
November is the windiest month of the year in the resort of Grand Cayman. According to observations, November 26 is the windiest day throughout the year, with the average wind speed of 7 m/s (moderate breeze). The rest of the month, the speed of the wind varies between 6.4 m/s (beginning of the month) and 6.9 m/s (the month's end). The time of the day when the wind is usually the strongest is around mid-morning. Mid-afternoon is, in general, the calmest.
November features slightly less humid conditions than previous months. The chances of a muggy day decrease from the beginning of the month toward its end from 99% to 97%.
Sunrise and Sunset
On every next day in November, the daylight lasts shorter than on the previous. On November 1, the duration of daylight is 11:26 hours (6:25 am 5:51 pm). On November 30, the daylight lasts 11:04 hours. That day, sunrise takes place at 6:41 am while sunset occurs at 5:45 pm.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature in the waters around the Grand Cayman coastline varies between 28C (82.4F) and 29C (84.2F) in the course of November.
Extraordinary Weather Occurances
November is officially the final month of the hurricane season in Grand Cayman, albeit the chances of a hurricane occurring are very low. For instance, the last hurricane that caused major damage to the island happened in 2004.
The area in which the Cayman Islands are located is susceptible to earthquakes because of the nearness of Caribbean and North American tectonic plates. However, a chance of a disastrous earthquake, with the last one occurring in 2004, is very low.
If the earthquake hits the area, it could lead to a tsunami. Tsunamis are the most dangerous by the coast, where the waves become the largest. Hence, people in boats on the open sea are often in much lesser risk than those ashore. If an earthquake triggers a tsunami, you should head deeper inland as quickly as possible and, if available, take some higher ground.
Hotels for Grand Cayman in November
November is the last month of the low season in the Grand Cayman resort. Hence, it provides the last chance for benefiting of lower hotel rates before the high season begins.
Sunshine Suites Resort
Sunshine Suites Resort is a 3-star complex that is located near 7 Miles Beach. Units on offer by the resort are studio, deluxe and one bedroom suites. Wireless internet and continental breakfast are included in the price, as well as toiletries and parking. Shuttles to Seven Miles Beach are also available.
Silver Sands Condominiums
Silver Sands Condominiums is a 4-star property, located on the west side of West Bay. The complex accesses Seven Miles Beach and has a garden, outdoor tennis facilities and a pool. Public areas of the resort feature wireless internet access. Free parking is also available. The Silver Sands Condos resort disposes of units with 2 and 3 bedrooms.
Grand Cayman Marriot Beach Resort
4-star Grand Cayman Marriot Beach Resort, located in George Town, is a beachfront property. Some room amenities are coffee makers, air-conditioning, TVs with flat screens and free Wi-Fi. Outside, guests can enjoy a pool on Seven Miles Beach, spa treatments, and relax in a beautiful garden.
Beaches for November for Grand Cayman
Besides amazing underwater spots that promise attractive diving, the beaches along the coastline of Grand Cayman are the island's top attractions. And they are abundant in every direction. A following few beaches, however, are some of the most attractive ones.
Cayman Kai Beach
Cayman Kai Beach is a type of beach that caters to everyone. Located in the vicinity of Rum Point Beach, it offers great photo, waters sports and swimming opportunities. The beach is especially romantic as the sun sets. The waters feature magnificent turquoise color, and a stretch of white sand encircled by palm trees and other vegetation. Note, however, that restrooms aren't available on Cayman Kai Beach.
East End Beach
East End Beach is an ideal place for any early-riser who is passionate about experiencing a beautiful sunrise. You will find the beach at the northeast corner of Grand Cayman Island. On East End Beach, you can find a peaceful corner just for yourself. Still, the beach is very popular, and you can meet there a lot of people. The beach is also known as Colliers Beach.
Stingray City isn't exactly a beach, but is still one of the top attractions of the island of Grand Cayman. Located in the sea west of the Rum Point, it is a place where stingrays congregate, thus the name of the place. You can get there on your own or by a guided tour, and examine stingrays while standing in shallow waters or snorkeling. The best experience is as good as guaranteed early in the morning, before tourist boats start bringing people.
Restaurants and Bars for Grand Cayman in November
The resort of Grand Cayman has restaurants and bars offering pleasant dining and relaxing experiences. You can find most of them in George Town and along Seven Miles Beach.
The Wreck Bar & Grill
The Wreck Bar & Grill is a restaurant on the Rum Point that serves affordable Caribbean dishes. Some of the restaurant's specialties are lobsters and various local fish. You will also find a selection of wines and cocktails on offer. The restaurant features a pleasant environment and is open from 5:30 pm to 11 pm (Tue-Sat). You can refresh yourself during a hot day at the nearby bar.
Lobster Pot Restaurant
Lobster Pot Restaurant is an exclusive waterfront restaurant in George Town. It features the deck from where you can admire enchanting sunsets while dining. This reputable eatery serves fresh fish, which can be prepared in several ways. Some of the most popular among signature dishes are "Cayman Trio" and "King Crab legs." Lobster Pot's opening hours are daily from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm (except on Saturday and on holidays), and from 5 pm to 10 pm (with Saturday and holidays included).
Le Vele is an upscale waterfront restaurant in George Town, which overlooks the port. The eatery (whose name means "The Sails") serves fine Italian specialties, including pizzas, seafood and pastas. From the terrace, you can enjoy beautiful sunsets while dining. Le Vele is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm (Mon-Sat), and from 5:30 pm on Sundays from November to May.
George Town Yacht Club
George Town Yacht Club, which overlooks the marina, specializes in seafood. Some of their specialties you should try are fresh lobster and Conch Ceviche. The restaurant is open from 11 am (8:30 am on weekends) to 9 pm, while bar's opening hours are from 11 am to 11 pm daily.
Things to Do in Grand Cayman in November
In addition to exploring beaches, sites for diving and snorkeling, and some inland attractions, you can attend a few great public events in Grand Cayman in November.
Cayman International Triathlon
Cayman International Triathlon is one of the biggest annual sporting events on the island. Many local and international competitors partake in it and test their endurance in swimming, cycling and running. This prestigious competition takes place at the beginning of November.
Pirates Week Cayman Islands
Pirates Week Cayman Islands is one of the most anticipated public events in the Cayman Islands. The event takes place on all three Cayman Islands. On Grand Cayman Island, it begins with a "surprising" attack of the Caribbean pirates on George Town. Afterward, you can attend float parades, fireworks, and musical and dancing performances on the streets of the town.
Blue Iguana Safari
Blue Iguana Safari provides an in-depth insight into the largest native land animal of the island. Once brought near extinction, this iconic wildlife species is now part of a recovery program that aims to increase the population of blue iguanas.