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Puerto Rico a tragic reminder of why climate action cannot wait

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By Ilissa OckoFollow
Ilissa is an EDF Climate Scientist.

Published October 3, 2017 in ClimateSciencePolitics

The disaster unfolding in Puerto Rico is heartbreaking – and a call for action.

Our focus as a nation must be to help our fellow citizens as quickly as possible, but also to do what we can to prevent similar catastrophic events in the future.

With three Category 4 hurricanes – undoubtedly worsened by climate change – making landfall and wreaking havoc in the United States in just a few weeks, we’ve had three wake-up calls. Climate change is an urgent issue that must be addressed now.

By continuing to ignore the fundamental threat that global warming poses today, however, the Trump administration is setting up Puerto Rico and the rest of the Hurricane Alley region for more disasters and tragedies.

It’s akin to a doctor who treats the symptoms of a patient while ignoring a dangerous, underlying disease. It makes for a bad doctor – and America expects more than that.

Puerto Ricans are living climate change

Considered a “canary in the coal mine” for climate change, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has been feeling the consequences of a warming world for some time already.

Its beaches are retreating with some homes in the capital of San Juan and in Rincón, a popular surfing town, actually falling into the ocean amid rising seas – and coastal flooding is getting worse.

That’s not all: The island is also challenged by intensifying tropical heat, heavier downpours and – as we just saw with Hurricane Maria – its location in the path of stronger hurricanes.

When rebuilding Puerto Rico, we need to help the island become more resilient to such impacts of climate change – while doubling down on curbing emissions that cause the problem in the first place.

Roofless homes in Puerto Rico after the storm. Photo: FEMA

Island’s economy hangs in balance  

A vast majority of the Puerto Rico’s population of 3.4 million, more than 85 percent, lives within five miles of a coast that is threatened by the rising ocean.

Like islands in the South Pacific, it’s seeing sea level rise of about half a foot on average from melting land ice and warmer ocean waters. This trend, which is accelerating, has made roads, ports and other infrastructure that are key to Puerto Rico’s economy more vulnerable.

As we’ve seen over the past few weeks, sea level rise compounds the impacts of hurricanes when worsened storm surge causes flooding in communities along the coast. The resulting damage from this and other climate impacts has a direct effect on Puerto Rican daily life as well as on tourism, which accounts for 8 percent of the island’s economy.

Climate impacts are getting worse

Scientists predict Puerto Rico will see a sea level rise of 22 inches by 2060. That translates into a lot more storm surge, more destroyed property and even bigger hits to the nation’s tourist economy.

Research also suggests more heat, rainfall, and stronger hurricanes are in the future [PDF] for Puerto Rico.

The science is clear: Rising temperatures and heavier rainfall both play a key role in intensifying hurricane strength and destruction.

Ninety percent of excess heat is absorbed by the oceans and this warming water energizes hurricanes and evaporates more water into the atmosphere, increasing the amount of rainfall in storms – just like we’ve seen in recent weeks.

All these challenges will escalate in coming decades.

These fellow Americans deserve our help

As we see in Puerto Rico today, it’s the most vulnerable among us who feel the impacts of climate change the most. They need our help to build a better and stronger future.

Treating the symptoms of climate change is absolutely essential. We must come together quickly as a nation and help our fellow Americans through this crisis.

But treating the underlying disease – heat-trapping gas emissions – is equally essential. Or the devastation we’re witnessing in Puerto Rico will keep happening.

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Weather in Puerto Rico in November 2023-2022 at «365 Celsius»

What the weather is like in Puerto Rico in the month of November is highly dependent on the region. The air warms up at night to +26.8°C, and during the day up to +31°C, it rains for 20 days and 71.8 mm of precipitation falls per month. And, for example, in San Sebastian, the weather conditions are not very good, since the air is up to + 28.6 ° C, cloudy and rainy days are at least 21. The best cities to relax at this time are San Juan, Aguadilla, Arecibo. The air temperature in November is +28.5°C. nine0003


Average temperature during the day: +28.5°C
Sea water temperature: +28.9°C
Number of sunny days: 14 days
Number of rainy days:
20 days
71.8 mm

Water temperature in Puerto Rico in November

Should you visit Puerto Rico in November?

The weather in Puerto Rico in November is great for relaxing, this month’s rating is 4. 5 out of five. The climate in November is good and tourists come to rest. At this time, the sea is very warm with a temperature of +28.9°C. It rains a lot, about 20 days a month, with 71.8 mm of precipitation. Sunny skies for at least 14 days. The weather in Puerto Rico at the end of November at the beginning and middle of the month is presented on the graph. The air temperature in November is +28.5°C. At this time, the best climatic conditions in 3 cities:

Weather in November Isabela

nine0008 air: +30.5°C
rain: 7 days
sea: +28.7°C
sun: 12 days

Weather in November San Juan Weather in November Arecibo



air: +30.6°C
rain: 6 days
sea: +28.8°C
sun: 6 days



air: +30. 6°C
rain: 5 days
sea: +28.8°C
sun: 13 days
Best climate in cities in November

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City Air temperature Water temperature Rainy days (precipitation)
San Juan +30.6°C +28.8°C
Arecibo +30.5°C +28.7°C 7 days (91.0mm)
Isabela +30.6°C +28.8°C 5 days (81.4mm)
Aguadilla +29°C 9 days (100. 7mm)
Mayaguez +31°C +29°C 9 days (104.5mm)
Bayamón +28.1°C 17 days (46.29mm)
Levitovn +28.1°C 15 days (33.25mm)

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Air temperature in Puerto Rico in November

The difference in daily air temperature throughout the year is 2.8°C, but due to the presence of the sea, the climate in Puerto Rico is quite mild over the months. The coldest month is January, when the air warms up to +27. 0°C, and the warmest is September from +29.8°C. The air temperature in November is +28.5°C.

Puerto Rico water temperature

The beach season here lasts: . The temperature in the sea at this time of the year is from — to — conducive to a pleasant swim. The worst weather in Puerto Rico and the water temperature recorded in February is +2.5°C. The air temperature in November is +28.5°C.

Number of rainy days and precipitation in November

An unsuccessful month for travel is May, it rains on average 20 days. The maximum monthly rainfall is 62.9 mm. The air temperature in November is +28.5°C.

November holiday comfort rating

The rating is calculated by months, taking into account the average air temperature, the amount of rain and other indicators. For a year in Puerto Rico, the score ranges from 4.3 in August to 4.7 in January, out of a possible five. The air temperature in November is +28.5°C. nine0003

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nine0008 14 days (27.4 mm)

nine0008 18 days (64.7 mm)

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Month Air temperature during the day Water temperature Solar
Rainy days (precipitation)
December +27.5°C +2.7°C 16.6 15 days (33.3 mm)
January +2.6°C 19.0 13 days (83.3 mm)
February +27.0°C +2.5°C 18.5 12 days (22.0 mm)
March +27. 1°C +2.6°C 18.0
April +27.8°C +2.6°C 18.4 15 days (36.9 mm)
May +28.4°C +2.7°C 19.3 20 days (62.9 mm)
June +29.3°C +2.7°C 21.5 14 days (34.5 mm)
July +29.5°C +2.7°C 20.9 16 days (42.7 mm)
August +29.7°C +2.7°C 21. 3
September +29.8°C +2.8°C 20.0 18 days (74.0 mm)
October +29.5°C +2.8°C 19.1 20 days (80.8 mm)
November +2.8°C 13.8 20 days (71.8 mm)

Number of sunny days in November

Beautiful sunny weather will delight tourists in June — as many as 22 sunny per month. Great time to vacation in Puerto Rico. The air temperature in November is +28.5°C.

    Please note:
    nine0365 Weather in Puerto Rico in December: rating 4. 6 (out of 5), air +27.5°C , sea: +27.7°C, rain 15 days
  • Weather in Puerto Rico in October: rating 4.3 (out of 5), air +29.5°C , sea: +29.3°C, rain 20 days

Puerto Rico (Gran Canaria) Sea Water Temperature Today

This data shows the sea water temperature in Puerto Rico. In addition to water temperature, you can also get information about air temperature, weather for today, tomorrow and in the coming days, surf forecast, as well as sunrise / sunset and moonrise data for a given location. nine0003

Puerto Rico’s sea temperature is currently 20.6 degrees Celsius. Based on our historical data over a period of ten years, the warmest sea in this day in Puerto Rico was recorded in 2011 and was 20.9°C, and the coldest was recorded in 2009 at 18.5°C. In the next 10 days, sea water temperature in Puerto Rico is expected to drop to 19.2°C. January average sea water temperature in Puerto Rico is 19. 7°C/68.4°F, the minimum temperature is 18.1°C/68.5°F, and the maximum is 21.5°C/63.5°F. nine0003

The beach season in Puerto Rico starts in April and ends in January. During those months, Puerto Rico water temperature does not drop below 20°C/68°F and therefore suitable for comfortable swimming. The average water temperature in Puerto Rico in winter reaches 19.8°C, in spring 19.7°C, in summer the average temperature rises to 22.3°C, and in autumn it is 23.1°C.

Puerto Rico water temperature

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Sea state

Sunrise and sunset

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9000 in Puerto Rico for today

The air temperature in Puerto Rico and the characteristics of weather conditions for today (January 24, 2023). To view the weather forecast for the next few days, go to the weather forecast for Puerto Rico

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Monthly Puerto Rico Water Temperatures:

Below are the minimum, maximum, and average monthly water temperatures in Puerto Rico. In addition to the table values, a graph of changes in the average water temperature during the year is shown. Temperature data are calculated based on observations over the past 10 years


23.6 ° C

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,000 in December

Month Avg. Min. Max.
January 19.7°C 18.1°C 21.5°C cold
Puerto Rico water temperature in January
February 19°C 17.8°C 20.7°C

Puerto Rico water temperature in February
March 19°C 17.5°C 20.7°C cold
Puerto Rico water temperature in March
April 19.6°C 17.6°C 21.1°C cold
Water temperature in Puerto RICO in April

20,0008 20.5 ° C 18.8 ° C
Water temperature in Puerto RICO 21.5°C 19.9°C 23.8°C warm
Puerto Rico water temperature in June
July 22. 3 ° C 20 ° C 24.3

24.3 ° C Warm
Water temperature in Puerto RICO in August
October 23.5 ° C 21.4 ° C 24.9 ° C WREARY
24.6 ° C Warm
Water temperature in Puerto Rico in November
December 18.6 ° C

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