UK weather in November 2022

Pack layers and prepare for a seasonal escape to remember this November. As autumn begins to fade into winter, the days get shorter and you can't beat a cosy stay in a place with a roaring fire. Read more

  • 10°C maximum daytime temperature in November in UK (London)10
    10°C max day temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • 15 days with some rainfall in November in UK (London)15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 4°C minimum night-time temperature in November in UK (London)4
    4°C min night temperature
  • 9 hours of daylight per day in November in UK (London)9
    9 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in November in UK (London)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 59 mm monthly rainfall in November in UK (London)59
    59 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in November in UK (London)1
    1 (Low) UV index

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Top 10 UK places to go in November

As November is after October half term and before Christmas, you can expect peace, quiet and relatively crowd-free excursions.

Here, we've picked a selection of interesting places you can visit in November that have a blend of reasonable weather for the time of year (statistically speaking, anyway!) and ample to see and do.

  1. Portsmouth, Hampshire
  2. St Andrews, Fife
  3. Bournemouth, Dorset
  4. Isle of Wight, South Coast
  5. Eastbourne, East Sussex
  6. New Forest, Hampshire
  7. Plymouth, Devon
  8. Lindisfarne, Northumberland
  9. London, Greater London
  10. Cambridge, East Anglia
HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard © Linas - Adobe Stock Image
HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard © Linas - Adobe Stock Image

1. Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Portsmouth is the port city that keeps on giving. There's so much to do here that one visit is unlikely to be enough, leaving you with plenty of excuses to return.

The biggest draw has to be Portsmouth Historic Dockyard*, which combines a wide variety of maritime attractions from HMS Victory* to the restored Tudor-era Mary Rose* warship.

You could easily spend more than a day wandering around the exhibits and taking part in activities such as a harbour tour by boat.

Further along Portsmouth Harbour, you'll find plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants, while Gunwharf Quays outlet is the place to pick up a designer bargain. The famous Spinnaker Tower, with its soaring glass Sky Walk, is a must on any trip to Portsmouth as it offers splendid views of the city, harbour and out to sea.

Given Portsmouth's strategic importance through the centuries, there's so much for history lovers to see. Just outside the city, you'll find sights such as Fort Brockhurst*, a circular, largely unaltered, Victorian-era defensive fort that was built to repel any French invasion.

Then there's ancient Portchester Castle*, said to be the best-preserved of the 'Saxon shore' forts and full of fun for all the family.

Out and about, the South Coast Wakepark offers expert wakeboarding lessons while RSPB Langstone Harbour is where you'll spy a significant variety of seabirds.

Portsmouth in November

  • Usually 11°C maximum daytime temperature in Portsmouth in November11
    11°C max daytime temperature
  • 3 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 15 days with some rainfall in Portsmouth in November15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 80 mm monthly rainfall in Portsmouth in November80
    80 mm monthly rainfall

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2. St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

The seaside town of St Andrews punches far above its weight. From its university, the oldest in Scotland and third oldest in the English speaking world, to its place in history as the Home of Golf, St Andrews offers a tempting array of indoor and outdoor activities situated on a beautiful stretch of Scotland's east coast.

Naturally, many visitors to St Andrews are keen to shout 'fore' from the fairway. As one of the most in-demand destinations for golfers, if you're planning a round, be sure to do your research and book as far ahead as possible.

The town's history is on display at St Andrews Museum and medieval St Andrews Cathedral, where you'll walk among the ruins of what was once the largest church in Scotland. Be sure to climb to the top of St Rule's Tower for views across the town and Fife.

A great way to get to know St Andrews that little bit better is on a tour and luckily there are plenty to choose from. There's the Old Course tour, food tours, ghost tours and, for kids, the self-guided St Andrews Spy Mission Treasure Trail.

Breath in the freshest of sea air on a brisk walk along the wide-open stretch of West Sands Beach and, if that's not enough, head on to Tentsmuir Forest. Here, walking trails weave between woodlands alive with birds and red squirrels and sand dunes that give way to seabirds at the shore.

St Andrews in November

  • Usually 8°C maximum daytime temperature in St Andrews in November8
    8°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 18 days with some rainfall in St Andrews in November18
    18 days with some rainfall
  • 65 mm monthly rainfall in St Andrews in November65
    65 mm monthly rainfall

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3. Bournemouth, Dorset, England

The resort town of Bournemouth on the Dorset coast has been welcoming holidaymakers since the mid-19th century. Today, it artfully blends a nostalgic Victorian feel with more modern attractions ensuring there's something for all ages and interests.

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, located in an elaborate Italian-style villa, exhibits a fine collection of objects and artwork from the Victorian era.

Another example of the period is displayed across the long stretch of Green Flag-winning Victorian gardens, Lower, Central and Upper, that run through the town. Get to know the gardens on the circular Bournemouth Garden Tree Trail that includes stops at 12 types of tree including palms, pines and redwoods.

Bournemouth Pier is not just for summer. As well as playing the arcades at Pier Amusements you can scale as many as 28 different climbing walls at RockReef and daredevils can shoot along the world's first pier-to-shore zipline at PierZip.

Of course, if you wrap up well, there's a world of outdoor paths, trails and tours you can do in November as well. Hike sections of the South West Coast Path, hire an e-bike for a guided cycle along the cliff tops or follow the long winding promenade.

You'll get close to nature at nearby RSPB Arne, a magnificent expanse of heathland and beach, and Brownsea Island*, where red squirrels rule the roost. Meanwhile, Corfe Castle* and Christchurch Castle and Norman House* offer history within easy reach of Bournemouth.

Bournemouth in November

  • Usually 11°C maximum daytime temperature in Bournemouth in November11
    11°C max daytime temperature
  • 3 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 16 days with some rainfall in Bournemouth in November16
    16 days with some rainfall
  • 85 mm monthly rainfall in Bournemouth in November85
    85 mm monthly rainfall

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4. Isle of Wight, South Coast, England

The Isle of Wight is a self-contained playground. From history and culture to nature and the many activities of the great outdoors, there's a huge variety of things to do, whatever the weather.

Over half of the island sits within the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), something which led to it becoming one of only seven UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the UK.

This accreditation gives a nod to the importance that the island places on the environment, wildlife and sustainability, something you can't fail to notice when visiting this exceptionally beautiful destination.

A great place to delve into the island's diversity is at RSPB Brading Marshes, which reaches from the village of Brading to Bembridge Harbour. Countless species call this reserve home from buzzards and little egrets to woodpeckers and red squirrels.

Another way to experience the landscape is by following sections of the circular Isle of Wight Coastal Path, which meanders around the island for some 70 miles.

Enjoy the changing colours of the season at Mottistone Gardens and Estate, walk the Victorian-era ramparts of imposing Bembridge Fort or ride the cable car to see the famous chalky stacks of the Needles from the Needles Landmark Attraction.

Families should head for Blackgang Chine, the UK's oldest amusement park with rides and adventure playgrounds to keep youngsters entertained all day.

Isle of Wight in November

  • Usually 11°C maximum daytime temperature in Isle of Wight in November11
    11°C max daytime temperature
  • 3 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 15 days with some rainfall in Isle of Wight in November15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 86 mm monthly rainfall in Isle of Wight in November86
    86 mm monthly rainfall

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5. Eastbourne, East Sussex, England

Much like Bournemouth, Eastbourne's rise to fame came during the Victorian period as people discovered the joys of the great British seaside. The seafront villas that line the promenade and the 19th-century pier are testament to this.

While crowds still descend on its long stretch of coast in summer, there's also plenty to do in the out-of-season months. The Towner Eastbourne is a treasure trove of contemporary artworks, while the Eastbourne Redoubt is one of only three surviving Napoleonic-era fortresses in the UK.

Pound the pavements of the town on the Blue Plaque Trail, which combines a walking tour with a dash of heritage as it highlights 17 of the greatest residents to have either lived or worked in this coastal resort from Charles Dickens to Ernest Shackleton. The Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum delves into the history of the RNLI in the town.

Located close to the southeastern tip of the South Downs National Park, Eastbourne is well situated to make the most of the natural landscape, be it by hiking or cycling. Cast your eyes on the famous red and white striped lighthouse at Beachy Head or climb the cliffs at Seven Sisters National Park.

Eastbourne is also a great base from which you can visit sites such as ancient Pevensey Castle*, which dates in parts from the 4th century, as well as nearby towns like buzzing Brighton, historic Hastings and Lewes.

Eastbourne in November

  • Usually 11°C maximum daytime temperature in Eastbourne in November11
    11°C max daytime temperature
  • 3 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 16 days with some rainfall in Eastbourne in November16
    16 days with some rainfall
  • 98 mm monthly rainfall in Eastbourne in November98
    98 mm monthly rainfall

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6. New Forest, Hampshire, England

The New Forest is one of the most beguiling areas in southern England. From the wilds of the national park, which incorporates everything from heathland to estuaries, scenic towns such as Brockenhurst, award-winning attractions and an ample selection of activities, it's simply bursting with things to do.

Delve into the history of the motor industry at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, an all-encompassing day out with more than 280 vehicles, a monorail, gardens, exhibitions and so much more. Another family favourite is Paultons Park where Peppa Pig World* delights young superfans.

Autumn sunset in the New Forest, Hampshire © Jouein - Adobe Stock Image
Autumn sunset in the New Forest, Hampshire © Jouein - Adobe Stock Image

The New Forest is renowned for its local produce from freshly grown veg to jams and cheeses. Head to Vibrant Forest Brewery for a tour and tasting of the local beer or New Forest Cider to raid the farm shop for appley goods.

For all of the museums and galleries, it's hard to beat lacing up your boots and immersing yourself in nature. The New Forest National Park is crisscrossed with walking trails, while the seaside offers everything from thrilling watersports to wildlife boat trips from Lymington.

If birdwatching is your thing, head for the North Solent National Nature Reserve (NNR), where a mix of heath, wood, grass and marshland create habitats for all sorts of wildlife, including migratory birds in winter such as flocks of geese and teal.

New Forest in November

  • Usually 11°C maximum daytime temperature in New Forest in November11
    11°C max daytime temperature
  • 3 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 15 days with some rainfall in New Forest in November15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 80 mm monthly rainfall in New Forest in November80
    80 mm monthly rainfall

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7. Plymouth, Devon, England

Plymouth is a lively port city in Devon, southwest England. Any visit here will be filled with the joys of the sea from learning about the city's maritime heritage and marine life to dining on the freshest seafood going. It also boasts a burgeoning creative scene and easy access to the great outdoors.

The heart of Plymouth is the Barbican and Sutton Harbour. Here, many of the town's oldest and newest attractions can be found. Think winding narrow lanes, cobbled streets and countless listed Tudor and Jacobean buildings, many of which house indy cafés, galleries, bars and shops.

Historic sights include The Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World in 1620 and Black Friars Distillery, the oldest working distillery in England where Plymouth Gin has been produced since 1793.

A more modern addition is the National Marine Aquarium, the UK's largest, which is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust and committed to educating people about the importance of the ocean and its inhabitants.

Take in the main sights by following the one-mile Sutton Harbour Heritage Trail before heading to the city's latest cultural hit, The Box, a major museum and art gallery with thousands of objects from ancient Egypt to the present day.

If you want a good leg stretch, tackle sections of the South West Coast Path, which snakes along Plymouth's shoreline. Alternatively, make for a hike in Tamar Valley AONB or nearby Dartmoor National Park.

Plymouth in November

  • Usually 11°C maximum daytime temperature in Plymouth in November11
    11°C max daytime temperature
  • 3 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 19 days with some rainfall in Plymouth in November19
    19 days with some rainfall
  • 136 mm monthly rainfall in Plymouth in November136
    136 mm monthly rainfall

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8. Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England

For an experience like no other listed here, you can't beat a trip to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This most sacred of ancient tidal islands lies just off the Northumberland coast and is part of the Lindisfarne NNR.

The island has long dealt with extremes from the earliest periods of the vicious Viking raids that occurred here to the fierce natural elements that continue to ravage the island's shifting sand dunes and marshland today.

The island gained significance in 635 CE when Lindisfarne Priory* was founded and the later Lindisfarne Gospels, the finest of holy manuscripts, was created here in the 8th century.

Lindisfarne Castle*, originally a defensive fort, followed in the Tudor period before being transformed into the grand Edwardian holiday home it is now. The Lindisfarne Heritage Centre is the place to dive into this history in more detail.

Lindisfarne is, unsurprisingly, much-loved not only by the devout and history aficionados but walkers and bird lovers too. Follow the Pilgrim's Way from the village of Beal across the causeway at low tide (be sure to check the tide times and local advice), before traversing the island's NNR Nature Trail. Take your binoculars to spy on seasonal residents including waders and wildfowl such as geese.

Back on the mainland, there's plenty to keep you occupied from exploring the Northumberland Coast AONB and visiting castles such as Dunstanburgh*, Edlingham* and Warkworth* to losing yourself in the Northumberland National Park - stargazing at Kielder Observatory a top activity.

Lindisfarne in November

  • Usually 9°C maximum daytime temperature in Lindisfarne in November9
    9°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 19 days with some rainfall in Lindisfarne in November19
    19 days with some rainfall
  • 65 mm monthly rainfall in Lindisfarne in November65
    65 mm monthly rainfall

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9. London, England

The UK's capital, London, is a truly year-round destination. There is always something going on, from the theatres of the West End, live music and comedy shows to in-demand exhibitions, street food markets and themed festivals.

Just some annual events that take place each November include the London Jazz Festival and the Lord Mayor's Show.

Of course, the world-famous museums are eternally appealing - the London Transport Museum and British Museum personal favourites - as are attractions such as The View from The Shard*, the London Eye* and Kew Gardens.

Wandering through the Royal Parks is a great (free) way to see the beautiful colours of autumn, while a stroll down Oxford Street and a stop at Selfridges is an indulgence every visitor should enjoy at least once. Look for tucked-away St Christopher's Place to take your pick of restaurants for a stylish bite to eat.

An unexpectedly rural day out can be found at the London Wetland Centre where you're likely to see numerous migrant wading birds such as black-tailed godwits, green sandpipers and greenshanks as well as wintering ducks like teal and wigeon. Do check to see what's on as there are often activities for younger children.

London in November

  • Usually 10°C maximum daytime temperature in London in November10
    10°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 15 days with some rainfall in London in November15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 59 mm monthly rainfall in London in November59
    59 mm monthly rainfall

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10. Cambridge, East Anglia, England

The university town of Cambridge offers the perfect bite-sized break in late autumn. Quaint and compact, Cambridge is super easy to navigate and it won't take you long to tick off the major sights, be it on foot or by hired bicycle.

To truly get to know the town, book a guided university tour, which will take you behind the scenes of colleges and enlighten you with stories from real-life students.

You won't be able to miss Cambridge's star attraction, the gothic King's College Chapel. Construction began on this mighty chapel in the 15th century and today it remains home to impressive stained glass windows and the world's largest fan-vaulted ceiling.

Wrap up for a walk around the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. This collection of beautifully landscaped gardens blends diverse woodland areas with rock gardens, meadows and seasonal patches such as the autumn garden, which vibrantly beams red and orange by November.

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the place for art and antiquities while Kettle's Yard gallery is where you'll find an exceptional collection of artwork.

Mill Road is the city's coolest address where street art and indy boutiques meet, while the central market is an ever-changing collection of stalls offering fresh food and local produce.

There's plenty to see in the surrounding countryside too. Why not visit the gardens and working farm of Wimpole Estate* or the Jacobean-style house and watermill at Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill*?

Aviation enthusiasts should pencil in a date with IWM Duxford, Britain's largest museum of its kind located at historic Duxford Aerodrome, which was initially used by the RAF during WWI.

Cambridge in November

  • Usually 10°C maximum daytime temperature in Cambridge in November10
    10°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 15 days with some rainfall in Cambridge in November15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 51 mm monthly rainfall in Cambridge in November51
    51 mm monthly rainfall

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How warm is it in the UK in November?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 10°C in London, UK in November, falling to 4°C at night.

How sunny is it in the UK in November?

There are normally 2 hours of bright sunshine each day in London, UK in November - that's 24% of daylight hours.

Does it rain in the UK in November?

There are usually 15 days with some rain in London, UK in November and the average monthly rainfall is 59mm.

UK November sunrise & sunset times

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for UK in November 2022. Select a month to view UK sunrise and sunset times for the next 12 months. The UK sunrise and sunset times shown below are for London.

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Tuesday, 1st November 2022 06:54 16:34
Tuesday, 15th November 2022 07:18 16:11
Wednesday, 30th November 2022 07:42 15:56

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