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How is the weather in Boston in November?

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This post is an overview of the November weather in Boston, with tips on how to dress and things to do to help make the most of your trip.


HOW COLD IS BOSTON IN NOVEMBER

November in Boston will see rapidly falling temperatures so both autumn-like and some winter-like days are likely to be encountered. Early in the month the fall colors still may be seen in parts of Boston, however, most trees lose their leaves by the end of the month. As the weather turns colder, however, Frog Pond in Boston Commons opens for ice skating or perhaps you might wish to attend the Boston Christmas Festival.

Early in November the afternoon high temperatures in Boston tend to be in the mid-50s f (13-14C) with overnight lows in the lower 40s f (5-6C).  A few afternoons early in the month may see temperature rise into the mid to upper 60s f (about 20C).  Overall about 16 days this month will see temperatures reaching at least 50f (10C).

Average Boston Temperatures in November

 

By the end of this month afternoon temperatures will often only reach into the mid to upper 40s (8-9C) with overnight lows mostly in the mid-30s (1-2C). About 6 days this month see morning low temperatures at or below 32f (0C) with some days dropping down into the low to mid 20s (about -5C)!

 


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HOW MUCH SUN, RAIN AND SNOW?

About 15-16 days see sunny or partly sunny weather while 14-15 days see overcast conditions.  Some precipitation is likely on about 10-11 days with 2-3 days receiving 0.5 inches (13mm) or more. 

 How much does it snow in Boston in November?  

Does it snow in Boston in November?

Some snow occurs on average about 1 day this month with 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more amounts occurring about one day every other year and 3 inches (7.6 cm) or more about once every 5 years.  Snow is most likely during the last week of the month.

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN NOVEMBER?

Dress for both autumn and winter this month so layers are suggested. Bring along a couple of sweaters and at least one medium-weight jacket or coat with hat and gloves for those colder days.

What to Wear Boston in November

 


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WHAT TO DO IN BOSTON IN NOVEMBER?

Below are 10 top things to do in November in Boston.

Be sure to read our full post on what to do in Boston in November, which includes free things to do, night and family-friendly activities and attractions, as well as our definitive post on the best things to do in Boston.

And if you are planning on visiting many of Boston’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

  1. Take a walking tour of Boston.
  2. See a major concert
  3. See a football or basketball game.
  4. Catch the popular Come From Away musical.
  5. See the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.
  6. Go ice skating with the family.
  7. See WWE RAW live.
  8. Go to a food tasting at Boston Magazine's Taste.
  9. Watch or participate in the Turkey Trot.
  10. Save money with a tourist attraction pass.

Be sure to check out all the top things to do in November in our main post.

 


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Fred Pickhardt
Ocean Weather Services

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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