November 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: November 23rd, 2015
DutchAmsterdam.nl — The weather in Amsterdam during the month of November is best characterized by the word ‘turbulent.’
Update: November 23, 2015
Keep in mind that the ‘feels like’ temperature (windchill factor) generally is 4-6 degrees lower than what is listed.
Monday (23) Period of sunshine today, particularly in the early morning. Partially cloudy from about 10 in the morning through most of the afternoon. The high temperature of 7° Celsius (44.6° Fahrenheit) in the mid-afternoon will feel like 2° Celsius (35.6° Fahrenheit). Probably no rain.
Tuesday (24) Cloudy and overcast, with scattered showers throughout the day. The temperature hovers around 4/5° Celsius (39.2/41° Fahrenheit) most of the day, but the chill factor turns that into -4/-5° Celsius (24.8/23° Fahrenheit).
Wednesday (25) Cloudy or partially cloudy, with light rain showers or drizzle throughout the day. The high of 8° Celsius (46.4° Fahrenheit) occurs around 1 pm, but dress warmly as the windchill factor is working overtime.
Thursday (26) Quite cloudy, but partially sunny as well throughout most of the day — along with a high temperature of 7° Celsius (44.6° Fahrenheit). It should remain dry until light showers return in the mid- to late evening.
Friday (27) Cloudy but dry, with a mid-morning and early-afternoon high of 6° Celsius (42.8° Fahrenheit).
Saturday (28) Partially cloudy, with some sun from time to time. Possibility of light rain or drizzle. 7° Celsius (44.6° Fahrenheit) for most of the day.
Long Term forecast, Sunday November 29 through Sunday December 6: Big chance that we’ll see a changeable weather pattern with temperatures above the long-term averages for the time of year.
Normal low and high temperatures in November
1-10: 5.6 – 11.2° Celsius (42.08 – 52.16° Fahrenheit)
11-20: 4.1 – 9.3° Celsius (39.38 – 48.74° Fahrenheit)
21-30: 3 – 7.9° Celsius (37.4 – 46.22° Fahrenheit)
The Dutch often refer to November as wind– or dolmaand — windy or crazy month.
Indeed, with winter on its way there are many days when a cold, drizzly rain is driven through the streets by gusty winds of up to 50 miles per hour.
Then again, as always is the case with the weather in the Netherlands, one could experience a pleasant, sunlit day with temperatures of 20° or more — or, at the other extreme, a -10° night with severe frost.
What to wear in Amsterdam in November
November normally is one of the wettest months in Holland, so a raincoat is must. An umbrella may come in handy, but only on those days when it’s not too windy — unless you have one of those windproof umbrellas
You’ll want to dress in something warm enough to protect you from the cold, keeping in mind that the wind and the rain — anything from a steady drizzle to a steady downpour — can make temperatures feel lower than they really are.
Layer your clothes though. Quite often the weather will be milder than you’d guess from looking out of your hotel room window.
Also, when you pop into a warm café or restaurant you want to be able to take something off.
Amsterdam Weather Facts: November
• Average lows: 27° C (2.7° F)
• Average highs: 48° C (9° F)
Sunrise & Sunset
• November 1 – 7:37 a.m. / 5:12 p.m.
• November 30 – 8:26 a.m. / 4:32 p.m.
• Average 79mm (3.1 inches) in 72 hours
— — DutchAmsterdam.nl
While Amsterdam is a great city for walking, don’t be foolhardy about it. If there’s too much rain or you’re getting too cold, make a beeline for a museum, theater, or cinema. Scout a few out before you leave the hotel so you know where they are and what buses or trams can take you there.
Inclement weather also provides you with a good excuse to spend a few hours at one of Amsterdam’s cozy brown cafes.
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