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How is the weather in Philadelphia in November?

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November in Philadelphia starts out mild but becomes more winter-like as the month ends. Fall foliage peaks near the end of October but often continues into the first week of November and two places you may wish to view the colors are along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Franklin Square Park.

Early in November the afternoon temperatures are fairly mild near 60f (about 16C) but a few days can reach to near 70f (21-22C). Morning low temperatures early this month will most likely be in the low to mid 40s f (about 6C).

As the month progresses the afternoon temperatures will fall and by the end of this month will mostly be near 50f (10C) with morning lows in the mid-30s f (1-2 C). Expect 5-8 mornings this month with temperatures falling below 32f (0C) with 1 or two of these dipping down into the mid-20s f (about -3C).

About 16 days in November will normally be sunny or at least partly sunny with about 14 cloudy days likely.  Some precipitation can be expected on about 9 days this month with about 2 day of these receiving at least 0.5 inches (13mm) or more.  Snow is not normally an issue here in November, however, about 1 inch of snow does fall on Philadelphia about once every 5 years.


What to wear in Philadelphia during November?

It is best to pack for fall to early winter and dress in layers so that you can remove a layer or two for those warmer days.  Long sleeves, a couple of sweaters and at least a medium weight jacket or coat are suggested and of course comfortable walking shoes.

While you are in Philadelphia you should join us for our Independence Mall Tour or perhaps our Philadelphia Chinatown Food Tour.

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: September 27th, 2021
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