Winter is coming. The heavy jacket has already started to become one of my fashion staples, and it’s still September.
Autumn is upon us and as the nights draw in and the leaves turn brown, the thoughts of sunshine, barbecues and Pimm’s in the park begin to fade.
Feeling a touch of the post-summer blues? Well, to plan in advance, here is our guide to the best destinations for some November sun, with a range of options depending on how warm you like the climate.
The home of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is situated off the north coast of Africa.
This region of Portugal offers warm weather in November.
Temperatures reach a maximum of 21.7ºC whilst nights drop to a refreshing minimum of 16ºC.
The climate of Madeira is similar to that found around the Mediterranean or in coastal California.
Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, is home to Mount Teide one of the world’s largest volcanoes, 7500m above the ocean floor.
November marks the beginning of the winter season in Tenerife meaning that the temperature does begin to cool.
However average maximum temperatures of 24.3ºC will help you to top up on your summer tan.
The archipelago of islands off the east coast of Africa – not only boasts a Caribbean climate – it offers a mix of cultural cuisines from Africa, Brazil and Portugal.
The average temperature in November is 26ºC.
Cyprus is blessed with sunshine all year round and in November temperatures reach highs of 23ºC.
Paphos has a fantastic selection of leisurely activities such as: wine tours, watersports, and ancient sites.
Fuerteventura is the second of the largest Canary Islands and has year-round sunshine and arguably the biggest beaches in the Canaries.
Temperatures average at a maximum of 24.2ºC in November, although it does start to become windy.
For those with want to go that extra bit more lavish, Mauritius in November marks the start of the summer season where temperatures are ideal.
The average temperature is around 24ºC and peaks at 28ºC.
Mauritius is an island of volcanic origin, but boasts of some the world’s best beaches, national parks and has an eclectic mix of cultures too.
On a beautiful warm day you should definitely head over to the Black River Gorges National Park, Seven Colored Earths (Chamarel) and Ile Aux Cerfs.
November is one of the cooler months in Bangkok, but highs do still reach an average 33.1ºC (yes that’s still hot).
Thailand’s wet season draws to a close in November with rainfall dropping significantly to an average of 56 mm.
The nation’s capital is a brilliant city full of vigour, culture and energy.
Phu Quoc is brimming with culture and beautiful scenery. There are beaches and national parks, pearl farms, fishing villages and night markets to explore.
The average temperature is 28ºC.
If you want a more metropolis landscape, then look no further than Singapore.
Situated near the equator, temperatures during this month reach a maximum average of 31.3ºC.
The Humidity is high in November at around making for a very warm climate.
Malta is one of the Mediterranean’s gems.
There are great hotels in St Julian’s and Sliema. But if you would like to explore some culture, then Valletta will sure to delight with a sense of medieval grandeur.