How is the Weather in New York in November

November is a good month to visit the Big Apple as the weather is still fairly mild, and there are several great events in the City this month.  Fall foliage is near or just past its peak color early this month and a visit to Central Park is suggested, however, many trees will lose their leaves by the month’s end.  Check our post on Things to do in November in New York for more great activities, suggestions for things to do at night, family-friendly activities and free activities. 

Be sure to look at our jam-packed guide to Things to Do in New York City all year round!

How Much Sun and Rain

Things to Do in November

Tourist Passes

Average Temperatures

What to Wear

Free Tours by Foot

TIP:  Be sure to read our post comparing the tourist discount passes as well as the different New York City bus tour companies.




The weather in New York in November is noted for falling temperatures yet without the prolonged cold snaps that can occur during the winter months. Early this month afternoon high temperatures are still fairly mild; mostly in the upper 50s f to near 60f (about 15C) with overnight lows in the mid-40s f (7-8C).

Towards the end of this month, the daytime high temperatures will have fallen into the upper 40s f to near 50f (9-10 C) with overnight lows mostly in the mid to upper 30s f (2-3 C). Expect on 3-5 nights, this month, to see the temperatures dip to 32f (0 C) or less, especially near the end of this month.


November in NYC


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On the bright side, you can expect about 18-19 days this month having sunny or partly sunny skies with about 12-13 days being mostly overcast. About 9-10 days during November will see some precipitation; however, only about 3 days see significant amounts of 0.5 inches (13mm) or more. Snow is fairly rare in November but a light dusting does occur about once every couple of years with an inch (about 2.4 cm) or more snowfall about once every decade.


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November Attire

Bring clothes that suit both mild to cold weather and it is best to dress in layers. A couple of heavy sweaters and at least one medium-weight jacket or coat is a good idea, especially during the second half of this month.

November is a great time to join our SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour or our interesting Harlem Tours.

As you can see in the picture, taken during our Harlem Tour on a November day, that most people have a coat or warm jacket.


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For a full list of November activities including the Top 10 events, free events, family-friendly activities, things to do at night and more, check our extensive post on Things to do in November. Below are just a few highlights. From giant balloons to a massively tall Christmas tree, to thousands of people running 26 miles through NYC’s 5 boroughs, November is a huge Month!  

Be sure to look at our jam-packed guide to Things to Do in New York City all year round!


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade  November 23, 2017Macys Thanksgiving Parade    

One of the most popular and fun parades of the year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade draws massive spectator crowds to see the massive floats of their favorite cartoon characters.

See our post on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for more information as well as a map of the route.


Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony   November 29, 2017 Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Held every year on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, the giant Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center is lit up. This is the start of the holiday season and nothing brings more holiday spirit than the sight of this stunning and historic tree lighting.  

You can find all the information about when and where from our post on the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony.



New York City Marathon   November 5, 2017  NYC Marathon

On the first Sunday of November, over 50,000 runners from around the world run a 26-mile marathon through the streets of all 5 boroughs of New York City. Thousands of proud New Yorkers come out to cheer them on. It is one of the most spirited days in New York City of the year.

Find a spot along the route and cheer on your home country!  Click here for all the details and a route map. 


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Written by Fred Pickhardt