November Weather Averages for Washington DC, USA

While the weather does get cooler in November in Washington DC, there are still some warm days to be had.

Temperatures at this time of the year will usually average a mild 11°C. However, traditionally high temperatures can reach up to 15°C during the month in Washington DC, with up to an average of 5 hours of daily sunshine. This provides plenty of opportunity to get out and see the city, without feeling too much cold.

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While the weather does get cooler in November in Washington DC, there are still some warm days to be had.

Temperatures at this time of the year will usually average a mild 11°C. However, traditionally high temperatures can reach up to 15°C during the month in Washington DC, with up to an average of 5 hours of daily sunshine. This provides plenty of opportunity to get out and see the city, without feeling too much cold.

The feel in the air in November is more like autumn rather than winter, with winds still feeling brisk rather than being too chilly. Temperatures did reach a record 28°C in November 1993, so it is wise to be prepared for anything.

Average lows in November in Washington DC are expected to fall to 6°C, which makes it is usually too early to see snow in this part of North America. But there have been instances in the past where the temperature has fallen to as low as -6°C in November, so the chance of a few flakes is always in the air.

Like all months in Washington DC, there is likely to be some rain in November. Up to 80mm of precipitation is forecast to fall throughout the month, usually spread over approximately 11 days. Usually rain in November will be relatively light. And if there is a heavy rainfall, it shouldn't last for too long.

For a comfortable visit to Washington DC in November, bring lots of layers of light clothes that can then be adjusted as the forecast changes. A light coat or umbrella is always wise, for protection when the rain falls. 

Where to Stay

The River Inn is a hidden gem in the Washington DC landscape situated in a tree lined street near Georgetown. With a combination of serenity and high style, the food in the dining area is only surpassed by the quality of the hand-crafted cocktails offered in the stylish bistro. If you want to eat in, then each suite has its own fully equipped kitchen. Or the restaurants in Georgetown are only a short metro ride away. Choose an apartment that overlooks the Potomac River to appreciate the true beauty of the area. Or borrow one of the hotel's bikes and take a ride down the canal. This is a wonderful way to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city, but know when you need it, every type of excitement is only a few minutes away.

The Hilltop Hostel is a very popular place for backpackers and tourists all year round. As the low season in November arrives, the incredible prices at this friendly guest house mean they are always busy. For the cheapest way to stay in Washington DC opt for a shared room that spreads the cost. The entire property is clean and well equipped with a very friendly feel. Though check in is by phone, so you will need a mobile to gain entry. A little removed from the central city, the red line metro line station is right next door, so everything is within easy reach. With a beautiful garden to sit and relax in, one night at the Hilltop Hostel, and you may never want to leave.

Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast is within easy walking distance of the White House, local bars and restaurants and many transport links. Yet it is the prices and the service that sets this guest house apart. A family run establishment has paid every attention to what visitors to Washington DC need, whether it is for a business trip or for pleasure. It then is delivered in the form of warm hospitality, beautiful rooms and a fantastic breakfast. The entire house is beautifully clean and decorated with unique and interesting pieces. With smaller rooms for lone travellers as well as adjoining rooms for larger families, everyone can feel at home at Mt. Vernon Square.

Restaurants and Nightlife

The Lucky Bar is a great place to spend time in the Capital. With a laid back attitude and plenty of screens to watch all the most important games, it's no wonder this sports bar is always so popular. On a warm November day sit outside and watch the world go by. Or if it is raining, the intimate atmosphere inside is perfect for making new friends. Just off DuPont Circle, the Lucky Bar offers a step away from the corporate lifestyle that sometimes overtakes many pubs in the city. The down to earth friendly reception will have you wanting to come back for more.

For a stylish place to spend time in DuPont Circle, head down to Bar DuPont. This is one of the most popular places to go in the area no matter what time of year it is. During daylight hours the cool lighting creates the perfect ambience for those less friendly November days. Or when the weather is warmer, enjoy lunch on the patio. In the evenings, the fabulous atmosphere, incredible range of speciality cocktails, and delicious dishes on the bar menu, ensure everyone can find something to suit their tastes. Order the Honey Pear to savour Bar DuPont's signature cocktail or choose from a healthy selection of microbrews. With a kids menu also available, this stylish hang out is fun for everyone.

If you think Michelle Obama has good taste, then you are going to want to eat at Le Diplomate. Follow in the footsteps of the First Lady herself and enjoy fine dining as only Washington DC knows how. This Parisian inspired restaurant provides the service, quality of food and ambience that makes it feel like you've stepped into a café right on the Champs Elysee. Grab a quick coffee and croissant on your sightseeing tour, or savour a full scale evening meal. With a carefully considered wine list to finish off the outstandingly fresh dishes, Le Diplomate will certainly satisfy your appetite.

Things to Do

With the Potomac brimming with a range of different species of fish, the temptation to take a fishing tour with Capitol City Fishing is sometimes too hard to resist. This is the perfect way to unwind after a busy week in the office, or a wonderful way to relax in the middle of vacation. The Capitol City Fishing team have all the equipment and know how to create a truly spectacular experience whatever your fishing preference. Even if you haven't fished before, the Potomac in Washington DC on a fresh November morning is the perfect place to start.

See the sights and enjoy some of the best beers in town with DC Brew Tours. Your tour guide will take you on a journey around some of the best pubs and bars in the capital, giving you the opportunity to taste their wares as you go. You will visit the local craft breweries and savour some of the most delicious artisan beers on offer. There are even a few stops where you can get something to eat. This is a wonderful way to have fun with your friends or make some new ones. If you want an evening full of lively conversation and great drinks, DC Brew Tours is an exceptional way to see the city. 

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