Cuba Weather

Vinales Valley, Cuba
Vinales Valley
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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 79 79 80 81 82 85 85 86 86 85 82 80
Low 73 73 74 75 76 79 80 80 79 78 77 75
Rain n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Camaguey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 81 82 84 86 87 88 89 89 88 86 83 81
Low 66 66 67 69 71 73 74 74 74 73 71 67
Rain n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Cienfuegos

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 81 82 84 85 87 89 90 90 89 88 83 82
Low 63 62 64 67 69 71 72 72 71 71 67 64
Rain 1 1 1 2 5 6 5 6 7 6 2 1

Havana

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 80 81 83 85 87 89 90 90 88 86 82 80
Low 62 63 64 67 70 73 73 73 73 71 67 64
Rain 5 5 4 4 10 17 10 15 10 8 3 5

Pinar del Rio

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 78 79 81 83 85 86 87 n/a 86 84 82 78
Low 65 65 68 70 73 75 76 n/a 75 73 70 66
Rain n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Santa Clara

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 81 82 84 85 87 89 90 90 89 88 83 82
Low 63 62 64 67 69 71 72 72 71 71 67 64
Rain 1 1 1 2 5 6 5 6 7 6 2 1

Santiago de Cuba

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 82 82 82 83 84 86 87 87 87 86 85 83
Low 70 70 71 73 74 76 77 77 76 75 73 71
Rain 3 2 2 2 6 4 3 4 4 8 4 3

Source: Weatherbase and World Weather Online.

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