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San Juan Weather in November

It may be enough to say that San Juan weather in November has the highest rainfall of the year.

Vacation planners may stop at this point and look for another month to visit this major Caribbean cruise port on the island of Puerto Rico. Others may have a good reason to go during this rainy month.

San Juan is a common port of call on eastern Caribbean cruises. It also is often the starting point for southern Caribbean cruises. The city is famous for its New World history and especially the historical district at Old San Juan.

Rainfall in November

San Juan has the highest rainfall of the year in November with an average of six inches during the month, according to historical records from the U.S. National Weather Service.

It slightly edges out the 5.7 inches in October, the second worst month of the year.

Peak rainfall in November is unusual for the Caribbean because of the annual hurricane season. It normally hits a high point for rain, tropical storms and hurricanes in September.

November for San Juan also brings the most days with rain of any month of the year with a total of nearly 15 days.

In contrast, the city has a dry season from February through April with an average of two to three inches of rain and eight total days with rain.

Temperatures in November

San Juan may often get wet in November, but at least it’s warm.

The average high temperature for the month is about 86 degrees Fahrenheit or 30 Celsius, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.

The average low temperature, usually at night, is 74 Fahrenheit or 23 Celsius. Seawater temperatures stay between the highs and lows of the day, but wind chills may make swimming uncomfortable.

Anyone who is tempted to visit San Juan in November may find warm temperatures but a high risk of rain. There are better months to visit this major Caribbean cruise port.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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October 11, 2018

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