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The climate of Cuba: when to go to Cuba

The climate of Cuba is tropical, characterized by the constant blowing of the trade winds that come from the Atlantic Ocean. The Cuban climate is divided into two distinct seasons. We find the dry season from November to April with average minimum temperatures ranging between 18 ° C and 21 ° C, and average maximum temperatures between 27 ° C and 26 ° C.

Then there is the hot and rainy season that runs from May to October. During this period, the average minimum temperatures vary between 22 ° C and 24 ° C, and the average maximum temperatures between 31 ° C and 29 ° C. During this season, rainfall is abundant and intense. Sometimes violent hurricanes can occur in this season, especially between August and October.

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 1,000 mm of rain a year.

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.


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.


HAVANA (59 meters)
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

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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