November is a good month to visit the Big Apple as the weather is still fairly mild, and there are several great events in the City this month. Fall foliage is near or just past its peak color early this month and a visit to Central Park is suggested, however, many trees will lose their leaves by the month’s end. Check our post on Things to do in November in New York for more great activities, suggestions for things to do at night, family-friendly activities and free activities.
The weather in New York in November is noted for falling temperatures yet without the prolonged cold snaps that can occur during the winter months. Early this month afternoon high temperatures are still fairly mild; mostly in the upper 50s f to near 60f (about 15C) with overnight lows in the mid-40s f (7-8C).
Towards the end of this month, the daytime high temperatures will have fallen into the upper 40s f to near 50f (9-10 C) with overnight lows mostly in the mid to upper 30s f (2-3 C). Expect on 3-5 nights, this month, to see the temperatures dip to 32f (0 C) or less, especially near the end of this month.
On the bright side, you can expect about 18-19 days this month having sunny or partly sunny skies with about 12-13 days being mostly overcast. About 9-10 days during November will see some precipitation; however, only about 3 days see significant amounts of 0.5 inches (13mm) or more. Snow is fairly rare in November but a light dusting does occur about once every couple of years with an inch (about 2.4 cm) or more snowfall about once every decade.
Bring clothes that suit both mild to cold weather and it is best to dress in layers. A couple of heavy sweaters and at least one medium-weight jacket or coat is a good idea, especially during the second half of this month.
For a full list of November activities including the Top 10 events, free events, family-friendly activities, things to do at night and more, check our extensive post onThings to do in November. Below are just a few highlights. From giant balloons to a massively tall Christmas tree, to thousands of people running 26 miles through NYC’s 5 boroughs, November is a huge Month!
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony November 29, 2017
Held every year on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, the giant Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center is lit up. This is the start of the holiday season and nothing brings more holiday spirit than the sight of this stunning and historic tree lighting.
On the first Sunday of November, over 50,000 runners from around the world run a 26-mile marathon through the streets of all 5 boroughs of New York City. Thousands of proud New Yorkers come out to cheer them on. It is one of the most spirited days in New York City of the year.
Find a spot along the route and cheer on your home country! Clickherefor all the details and a route map.