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Cayo Largo, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. Author Luca Nebuloni. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Cayo Largo, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. Author Luca Nebuloni

Cuba climate: when to go to Cuba

Cuba climate is tropical, characterized by constant breath of trade winds coming from the Atlantic Ocean, it’s divided into two distinct seasons, the dry one that goes from November to April with average minimum temperatures ranging between 18°C and 21°C, and highest average temperatures between 27°C and 26°C; and the hot and rainy season that runs from May to October in this period the average minimum temperatures range between 22°C and 24°C, and the highest average temperatures between 31°C and 29°C, during this season precipitation are abundant and strong, at times in this season, especially between August and October, can occur violent hurricanes.

The northern coastline is exposed to rainfall, with maximum values of 3,000 mm annually on the northern slopes of the mountains, southern regions instead receive on average about 1000 mm of rain a year.

Viñales, Cuba. Author Romtomtom. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Viñales, Cuba. Author Romtomtom

The sea temperature, even for the presence of the nearby Gulf current, fluctuates between 25°C and 27°C from November to April and between 28°C to 30°C from May to October. The best time to visit Cuba is the dry season between November and April.

WHEN TO GO TO CUBA

The best time to visit Cuba is the dry season between November and April, the other times of the year are less suitable for very wet, to avoid the months between August and October because the risk of hurricanes.

CUBA CLIMATIC TABLES

HAVANA (59 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 18,6 25,8 64,4 5
February 18,6 26,1 68,6 5
March 19,7 27,6 46,2 3
April 20,9 28,6 53,7 3
May 22,4 29,8 98,0 6
June 23,4 30,5 182,3 10
July 23,8 31,3 105,6 7
August 24,1 31,6 99,6 9
September 23,8 31,0 144,4 10
October 23,0 29,2 180,5 11
November 21,3 27,7 88,3 6
December 19,5 26,5 57,6 5
YEAR  21,6 28,8 1189,2 80

CUBA
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 25
February 24
March 24
April 26
May 27
June 28
July 28
August 28
September 28
October 28
November 27
December 27
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