November weather forecast
Madison, WI

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The State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, on a beautiful spring evening
The State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, on a beautiful spring evening

Weather in November

November signals the forthcoming winter in Madison as the city experiences a sudden plunge in temperatures, dropping to an average high of 42.4°F (5.8°C). The fall foliage gives way to barren trees and the city starts preparing for another snow-filled winter. With daylight hours further reduced and briskness in the air, outdoor activities are limited. November serves as a transition month between the vibrant colors of fall and the winter whites.

Temperature

As October transitions into November in Madison, a clear downswing in temperatures is observed, with average highs retreating from a moderate 57.4°F (14.1°C) to a cold 42.4°F (5.8°C). In November, in Madison, the average low-temperature is a freezing cold 30°F (-1.1°C).

Humidity

In November, the average relative humidity is 78%.

Rainfall

The months with the least rainfall are January, March, November and December Rain falls for 2 days and accumulates 0.24" (6mm) of rain.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Madison. In Madison, in November, snow falls for 2.2 days, with typically accumulated 0.39" (10mm) of snow. In Madison, Wisconsin, during the entire year, snow falls for 22.6 days and aggregates up to 2.83" (72mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in November in Madison is 9h and 44min.
On the first day of November, sunrise is at 7:33 am and sunset at 5:49 pm CDT. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 4:24 pm CST.
Note: On Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time ends, and the time zone changes from CDT to CST. Daylight Saving Time starts again on Sunday, March 9. 2025, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from CST to CDT.

Sunshine

In Madison, the average sunshine in November is 4.9h.

UV index

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: During November, 1 as the daily maximum UV index converts into the following advice:
Those with sensitive skin, infants, and children require constant safeguarding from prolonged sun exposure. For skin protection, it's recommended to minimize Sun exposure during its peak hours around midday. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Be watchful! The reflection of snow can enhance the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation nearly double.
Updated: Feb 14, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | Resources

Frequently asked questions

How cold is it in Madison in November?

In November, the average high-temperature and low-temperature in Madison, Wisconsin, are 42.4°F (5.8°C) and 30°F (-1.1°C) respectively.

What is the average humidity in November in Madison?

The average relative humidity in November in Madison, Wisconsin, is 78%.

What is the driest month in Madison?

January, March, November and December are months with the least rain in Madison when the rain falls for 2 days and typically aggregates up to 0.24" (6mm) of rain.

How many days does it rain in November in Madison?

In Madison, in November, it is raining for 2 days, with typically 0.24" (6mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in November in Madison?

In Madison, Wisconsin, during November, snow falls for 2.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.39" (10mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in November in Madison?

In November, the average day length in Madison, Wisconsin, is 9h and 44min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in November in Madison?

On the first day of November in Madison, Wisconsin, sunrise is at 7:33 am and sunset at 5:49 pm CDT. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 4:24 pm CST.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) end in November in Madison?

On Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time ends in Madison, and the time zone changes from CDT to CST. The next DST starts Sunday, March 9. 2025, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in November in Madison?

In Madison, the average sunshine duration in November is 4.9h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Madison?

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Madison.

How high is the UV index in November in Madison?

The average daily maximum UV index in November in Madison, Wisconsin, is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in November
Madison, WI

Average temperature in November - Madison, WI
  • Average high temperature in November: 42.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (78.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in November: 30°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10.8°F).

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Average pressure in November
Madison, WI

Average pressure in November - Madison, WI
  • Average pressure in November: 30.08"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and February (30.11"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.91"Hg).

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Average wind speed in November
Madison, WI

Average wind speed in November - Madison, WI
  • Average wind speed in November: 9.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.6mph).

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Average humidity in November
Madison, WI

Average humidity in November - Madison, WI
  • Average humidity in November: 78%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (88%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April and October (77%).

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Average rainfall in November
Madison, WI

Average rainfall in November - Madison, WI
  • Average rainfall in November: 0.24"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (0.63").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, March, November and December (0.24").

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Average rainfall days in November
Madison, WI

Average rainfall days in November - Madison, WI
  • Average rainfall days in November: 2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (6.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (1.1 days).

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Average snowfall in November
Madison, WI

Average snowfall in November - Madison, WI
  • Average snowfall in November: 0.39"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.94").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in November
Madison, WI

Average snowfall days in November - Madison, WI
  • Average snowfall days in November: 2.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in November /
Average sunshine in November
Madison, WI

Average daylight in November / Average sunshine in November - Madison, WI
  • Average daylight in November: 9h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in November: 4h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in November
Madison, WI

Average sunshine days in November - Madison, WI
  • Average sunshine days in November: 25.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (27 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (19.8 days).

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Average UV index in November
Madison, WI

Average UV index in November - Madison, WI
  • Average UV index in November: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in November
Madison, WI

Average cloud cover in November - Madison, WI
  • Average cloud cover in November: 48

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 66).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 34).

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Average visibility in November
Madison, WI

Average visibility in November - Madison, WI
  • Average visibility in November: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, July, August and September (5mi).

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