November weather forecast and climate
Chicago, IL

An aerial view of the city of Chicago in Illinois, on the shores of Lake Michigan, with a superb view of the sandy beach of Oak Street
An aerial view of the city of Chicago in Illinois, on the shores of Lake Michigan, with a superb view of the sandy beach of Oak Street
November is cold and brings the first snow of the season, and the sunshine lasts for only 112 hours, as November is the cloudiest month of the year in Chicago.
The average temperatures in the city are between 32°F (0°C) to 48°F (8.9°C), while Lake Michigan shore areas tend to be a little warmer. Nights are below the freezing zone for approximately half the month, and the temperatures may plummet even to 20°F (-6.7°C).
It is an excellent idea to leave Chicago by mid-November with the increase in cold, the arrival of snow, and the prevalence of foggy conditions.
Average temperature in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average high temperature in November: 48.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in November: 34.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (67.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.2°F).

Average humidity in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average humidity in November: 72.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (75.5%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (64.1%).

Average rainfall in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average rainfall in November: 3.4"

Wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are May and June (4.1").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (1.9").

Average rainfall days in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average rainfall days in November: 11.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (11.4 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (8.2 days).

Average snowfall in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average snowfall in November: 1.3"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (11.5").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average snowfall days in November: 1.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.1 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average sea temperature in November: 49.3°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (73.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (36.9°F).

Average daylight in November / Average sunshine in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average daylight in November: 9.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in November: 3.8h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.4h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3.4h).

Average UV index in November - Chicago, IL
  • Average UV index in November: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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