Cuba Weather

Like many Caribbean destinations, Cuba has two seasons: wet and dry. The former runs from May to October, and features higher temperatures as well as a greater risk of hurricanes (September and October are the months to watch out for here). By contrast, the latter runs from November to April, bringing temperatures in the low 80s and cooler nights as cold fronts move in from the north. In general, cities like Havana on the island’s north coast receive more rainfall than their counterparts in the south.

These two seasons also correspond to peak and off-peak travel times for tourists. Most visitors to Cuba go during the Christmas and Easter holidays, which are the winter months for northern countries. Expect prices during these times to be somewhat higher, and beaches and accommodations to be significantly more crowded. By contrast, the off season offers many discounts, though the rainfall, temperatures, and humidity make travel more problematic. If you go during this period, umbrellas and raincoats are a must.

Average monthly temperatures (°F) and rainfall (inches) for select locations in Cuba are shown below.

Baracoa

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High797980818285858686858280
Low737374757679808079787775
Rainn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Camaguey

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High818284868788898988868381
Low666667697173747474737167
Rainn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Cienfuegos

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High818284858789909089888382
Low636264676971727271716764
Rain111256567621

Havana

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High808183858789909088868280
Low626364677073737373716764
Rain55441017101510835

Pinar del Rio

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High78798183858687n/a86848278
Low65656870737576n/a75737066
Rainn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Santa Clara

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High818284858789909089888382
Low636264676971727271716764
Rain111256567621

Santiago de Cuba

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High828282838486878787868583
Low707071737476777776757371
Rain322264344843

Source: Weatherbase and World Weather Online.

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