November weather in Amsterdam is often turbulent
DutchAmsterdam.nl — The weather in Amsterdam during the month of November is best characterized by the word ‘turbulent.’
Updated November 23, 2017
A word of advice: Keep in mind that the ‘feels like’ temperature (windchill factor) generally is 4-6 degrees lower than listed temperatures.
Friday, November 24, 2017 Cloudy all day. Light rain from early morning through about mid afternoon, if not longer. Early afternoon high temperature about 8° Celsius (46.4° Fahrenheit).
Saturday, November 25, 2017 Mostly cloudy, but we’ll see the sun every now and then. It should remain dry, with the exception of a light rain shower in the early afternoon. Today’s high of 6° Celsius (42.8° Fahrenheit) will occur around the same time. It will feel several degrees colder than that.
Sunday, November 26, 2017 Light rain showers — scattered and intermittent if we’re lucky — from early morning till late in the evening. Some sun at time, but today’s afternoon high temperature of 6° Celsius (42.8° Fahrenheit) will feel about 3 degrees lower due to the windchill factor.
Monday, November 27, 2017 Cloudy or overcast, with a light rain shower in the early afternoon and in the evening. The early afternoon high of 8° Celsius (46.4° Fahrenheit) feels three degrees or so lower.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Cloudy and/or overcast all day, with persistent light rain all day — except the early afternoon, because that’s when we’re expecting heavy rain. 6° Celsius (42.8° Fahrenheit) may look good at this point, but throughout the day it will feel like 1-3° Celsius (33.8-37.4° Fahrenheit).
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 The day starts out partly cloudy, but then gives way to sunny spells from mid morning through late afternoon. No rain, they claim! Still, though the daytime high is said to be around 6° Celsius (42.8° Fahrenheit), the windchill factor gives you a feels like temperature three to four degrees colder than that.
Long term weather forecast, Thursday November 30, 2017 through Thursday December 7, 2017: High probability (80%) that we’ll see temperatures around or just below normal for this time of the year — with every day around 40% chance of some rain or a few showers.
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)
Book your Amsterdam museums, excursions and activities ahead of time:
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.