This post is an overview of the November weather in Boston.
I give tips on how to dress and things to do to help make the most of your trip.
As a retired meteorologist turned tour guide, I didn't expect that I would use my experience as a forecaster in my new career in tourism.
But here I am, finding myself answering more weather questions as a blogger than I ever did as a weatherman.
So, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the weather in Boston in November.
- How much Sun, Rain, and Snow
- What to Wear
- Things to Do
- Seasonal Outlook
- Free Tours by Foot
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.
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 the 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).
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)!
HOW MUCH SUN AND RAIN?
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.
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.
Seasonal Outlook - October to December 2023 Boston
There is an 80% chance for normal to above-normal temperatures with near-normal rainfall.
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 a hat and gloves for those colder days.
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.
If you are planning on visiting many of Boston’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass.
These passes could save you up to 50% of retail ticket prices for tours, attractions, and restaurants.
- Take a walking tour of Boston.
- See a major concert.
- See a football or basketball game.
- Catch the popular Come From Away musical.
- See the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.
- Go ice skating with the family.
- See WWE RAW live.
- Go to a food tasting at Boston Magazine's Taste.
- Watch or participate in the Turkey Trot.
- 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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