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 15, 2017
A word of advice: Keep in mind that the ‘feels like’ temperature (windchill factor) generally is 4-6 degrees lower than listed temperatures.
Thursday November 16, 2017 Overcast, with an early morning chance of light rain showers. Mid afternoon high around 11° Celsius (51.8° Fahrenheit).
Friday November 17, 2017 Cloudy all day, but with a spot of sunshine every now and then. No rain, but it won’t get warmer than the mid afternoon high of barely 9° Celsius (48.2° Fahrenheit).
Saturday November 18, 2017 Cloudy in the early morning. Mostly cloudy but with some sunny spells from about mid morning through mid afternoon. Scattered, light rain showers from about 1 pm through mid evening. Today’s high temperature occurs around 10 am: 8° Celsius (46.4° Fahrenheit).
Sunday November 19, 2017 Partly cloudy, with periods of scattered, light rain showers from early morning through late afternoon. A pretty steady high temperature of 8° Celsius (46.4° Fahrenheit) for most of the day.
Monday November 20, 2017 Overcast all day. Intermittent, scattered light rain showers possible from late morning through mid-afternoon. Afternoon high about 6° Celsius (42.8° Fahrenheit).
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Overcast all day, but light rain is expected only in the early morning. No warmer than an afternoon high of 8° Celsius (46.4° Fahrenheit).
Wednesday November 22, 2017 Overcast all day. Scattered, light rain showers in the early morning and late at night. Afternoon high temperature around 9° Celsius (48.2° Fahrenheit).
Long term weather forecast, Thursday November 23, 2017 through Thursday November 30, 2017: Initially a big chance (70%) of a changeable weather pattern with afternoon temperatures around or above normal for the time of year. Next the probability of a predominantly dry weather pattern with afternoon temperatures below normal increases from 30% to 50%.
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.