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Bahamas Weather in November: Rain, Temperatures

Average high temperature and rainfall for Bahamas weather in November.
Average high temperature and rainfall for Bahamas weather in November. © 2018 Scott S. Bateman
Bahamas weather in November is warm enough for a visit to the islands and dry enough that the risk of rain is lower than other months in the fall.

November is the final month of the Caribbean hurricane season. Historically, it is one of the months with the lowest risk of tropical storms or hurricanes.

Quite a few destinations in the Caribbean still get an above average amount of rainfall, but not the Bahamas (which are technically not part of the Caribbean but often included on destination lists for the region).

Three locations in the Bahamas are tracked for their weather in part because of their popularity and in part because they represent the northern, middle and southern areas of this widely dispersed chain of islands. They are Freeport, Nassau and Inagua.

Nassau Weather

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Nassau, which is the most popular of all, maintains an average high temperature of more than 82 degrees Fahrenheit or nearly 28 Celsius, according to historical records from The Bahamas Department of Meteorology. This is seven degrees cooler than the high point of the year and more than four degrees warmer than the low point.

In other words, it could be better and it could be worse.

The average low temperature is 69 degrees, which is six degrees cooler than the high month and more than four degrees higher than the low month.

Rainfall totals a little more than three inches -- equal to the worst month of the year for the arid Aruba -- and it rains an average of 10 days during the month.

Freeport Weather

LocationAvg HiAvg LoRain InchesRain Days
Freeport is one of the northernmost destinations in the Bahamas and a popular cruise stop.

It has an average high temperature of about 81 degrees Fahrenheit (daytime) and an average low of about 67 degrees (nighttime).

The high temperature is about nine degrees cooler than the high months of the year -- 90 degrees in July and August.

Rainfall is moderate compared to some other months at a little less than four inches. The total number of days that it rains is 10.

Inagua Weather

Great Inagua island is not well known, but it is the third largest island and located in the southernmost area of the chain near Turks & Caicos as well as Dominican Republic.

This ecotourism destination is the warmest of the islands with an average high temperature of 87 degrees and an average low of 71 degrees.

It also has the least amount of rainfall at less than three inches a month and the fewest rain days at a total of eight.

Whether to Go

Bahamas weather in November is actually quite warm compared to the five months that come after it -- December through April are cooler for all three islands than in November.

But rainfall and rain days are lower for the next five months as well.

The cooler temperatures of the Bahamas from late fall to early spring make sea waters somewhat uncomfortable for swimming, but air temperatures are still warm enough for many other outdoor activities that don't require getting wet -- golf, sailing, fishing, shopping, etc.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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May 29, 2021