The Chill Arrives in Denver in November

Denver weather in November is chilly yet sunny. It turns from cool fall days into winter throughout the month. This is when we get more snow, although it often melts off quickly.

The days this month tend to warm up into the mid-50s. We usually dip down to below freezing at night after the sun goes down. The ski resorts are all hoping to be able to open their doors by Thanksgiving.

Read on for more information on what to expect from the weather, packing tips, and a few of my favorite things to do this month.

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Historical Temperature Averages in October

  • High: 53° F
  • Low: 29° F

Some would describe October Weather in Denver as “Cold with a slight breeze.”

The average temperature in Denver in October during the day varies between a high of 53°F (12°C) and a low of 29°F (-2°C).

How does this compare to the weather in Denver for the rest of the year? Denver’s hottest month is July, which has days with highs of 88°F (31°C) and lows of 60°F (15°C). It’s the coldest in February, with highs of 43°F (6°C) and lows of 21°F (-6°C).

How much does it rain or snow in Denver in October?

Not very much, thankfully! In Denver in October, there’s a 12% chance of rain or snow on any given day. This is in stark comparison to Denver’s wettest month, July, where there is a 43% chance of precipitation on a typical day.

Denver’s dryest month in Denver is January, with only a 10.8% chance of precipitation.

How cloudy is Denver in October?

Historically in October, 62% of the day (14.2 hours), the sky is “clear” or sunny, meaning that it can be described as partly cloudy at most. The only month with “clearer” days in Denver would be September, where it’s 17.0 hours, while April is the cloudiest month, with only about 12 hours of “clear” sunshine.

When does the sun rise and set in Denver in October?

On average, days in October in Denver have about 11 hours of daylight, with the sun rising around 7:00 AM and setting at around 6:00 PM.

The month with the longest day in Denver is June, with 15 hours, while December has the shortest day, with only 9 hours.

How humid is it in October in Denver?

In October, Denver is comfortable and would be classified as “somewhat humid,” with an average relative humidity of 48%. The most humid month in Denver is February (60%), and June is the least humid (40%).

How windy is it in October in Denver?

Denver is windy most of the year, and October is no different. During October, the wind blows about 13.4 mph (21.6 kph). This does not differ much from the windiest month, January, when it blows 15.9 mph (25.6 kph), or August, the least windy month at 12.0 mph (19.3 kph).

How to Pack for Denver’s October Weather

It does start to get cool and sometimes even really cold during the month of November in Denver. The days are still relatively mild, but you will want to pack some warm-weather items.

At an average high of 53 degrees, and an average low of 23, you are going to want to wear a medium jacket, long-sleeved shirts, warm pants, or a dress with tights to protect your legs.

During the night, you’ll want to bundle up even more. I recommend adding a heavier jacket or sweater to keep warm at night. It’s also time to break out the winter boots for those cool Denver nights.

The sunshine may make it feel a bit warmer than it really is, so keep this in mind as you pack. Bring along items that allow you to layer so you can add and remove items as the temperatures change throughout the day.

Where does this data come from?

This data was taken from weather data for Denver collected from the MERRA-2 project from NASA, which used a climate model combined with historical data from weather stations around the world to estimate what the conditions were like for every point on the Earth.