Weather in London in November

Weather in London in November

London in November is the start of chilly breezes with occasional rain and possibly some snow. During this month, London starts to become its cloudy and gloomy self after a few months of sunshine.

Winter in London starts in November, although you won’t experience any heavy snowfall. But you will experience occasional rainy days, which can be pretty bleak but beautifully so. 

You may be surprised to know that November is an excellent time to visit London.

First, because you will already feel the Christmas vibes, and second, there are very few tourists at this time. It means you can easily visit places that are normally very crowded and hard to gain access to during peak tourist season. 

November Temperature Overview in London

As the winter season approaches London in November, you will have fewer sunshine hours and daytime. The days will be shorter and, on average, 8 hours and 53 minutes long, with only 3 to 4 hours of sunshine each day.

The temperature during November usually stays between 5℃ to 15℃ (41℉-59℉), but it does become relatively cold at the end of the month.

The average high temperature in November: 10.4℃ (50.7℉)

The average low temperature in November: 5.7℃ (42.3℉)

While it might seem like a bad time to visit London, the weather is a bit warmer in the afternoons, about 14℃ to 15 (57.2℉-59℉). So, you can easily put on some light warm clothes and explore the city.

The November mornings become chillier as the month comes to an end. The temperatures can even fall below 5℃ sometimes in the morning. But at the beginning of the month, the temperature usually stays between 6℃ to 7℃ (42.8℉-44.6℉).

In November, you will also face 2m/s to 7m/s average wind speeds. The average relative humidity also stays at 86% throughout the month.

November Rain Updates in London

Many people say that you can never have too much of London rain. So, November usually has 17 days of rainfall with 21 or 22 days of cloudy/partly-cloudy weather.

As you can already guess, the cloud coverage in November is 60%, but you can still enjoy some sun when it finally comes up.

Throughout the 17 rainy days, London will experience an average of 63mm of rain. You will definitely experience a shower during your visit to London in November.

So, don’t forget to pack your raincoat or an umbrella when you set out to explore London city.

November Snow Updates in London

The first snow! What a delightful feeling it brings in the hearts of many. Although you won’t experience any heavy snowfall in November, you will enjoy the cold and snowy days.

If you visit London in November, you will experience 0.3 snowfall days, on average, with a 5% to 10% chance of snowfall.

Moreover, the city only receives about 2mm of snow during this time. It’s not even deep enough for a snowball fight but just enough to allow you to experience a pleasant experience in the London snow! 

Packing for November Weather in London

November can be a very confusing month because of the weather changes. It will rain and snow, and sometimes the weather will become really dry. So, you need to prepare adequately to tackle a wide variety of weather conditions. 

Here are some clothing options you must bring to avoid falling victim to the sudden weather change.

  1. Long sleeve T-shirts or Tops
  2. Jumpers
  3. Sweaters
  4. Thick Cardigan
  5. Rainproof Coat
  6. Jeans
  7. Rain Boots
  8. Long sleeve dresses
  9. Gloves
  10. Socks
  11. Scarf
  12. Warm hats
  13. Umbrella

London Activities in November to Enjoy

London in November has less foot traffic than any other month. You can walk around the city without bumping into too many tourists and witness London architecture without interruptions. 

Although November is a bit cold, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. There are many exciting activities you can participate in at this time.

1. Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, London

The historical and iconic Buckingham Palace has been the residence of the British monarch since the 1800s. You can watch the illustrious Palace Guard change ceremony almost every day at 11 am. 

2. Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, London, UK

This winter wonderland offers everything if you want to do some early Christmas shopping. There are exciting rides, games, yummy food, and the star of the show, “Angels Christmas Market.” It starts mid-November and runs until January.

3. Musical Show “Mamma Mia”

Enjoying a musical is one of the best things you can do in London in November. You can catch the worldwide hit “Mamma Mia” musical at the Novello Theatre without worrying about tickets getting sold out.

4. Afternoon British Tea Bus Tour

If you want to enjoy traditional British tea on a double-decker bus, here’s your chance! Enjoy the beautiful sights of London, The London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, etc., while munching on delicious pastries and sandwiches and sipping tea.

Final Thoughts

Don’t let the gloomy weather in London in November ruin your trip. There are many activities you can enjoy even in the cold weather. 

Join the winter wonderland, have snacks, visit the Madame Tussaud Museum, and welcome the winter in London with open arms! 

Just put on some warm clothes and explore because November is a great month to experience London and its winter festivities without too many tourists getting in your way!

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