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Usual weather in Cuba

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Cuba? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.


What weather to expect in Cuba

The climate of Cuba is tropical, the hot weather is moderated by winds. Dry season is from November to April, rainy season is from May to October. There are sometime hurricanes in Cuba, they are most common in September and October.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, Artemisa, Baracoa, Camagüey, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Largo, Central Cuba, Ciego de Ávila, Cienfuegos, Desembarco del Granma National Park, Eastern Cuba, Florida, Gran Parque Natural Topes de Collantes, Guanabo, Guantánamo, Guantánamo Bay, Havana, Holguin, Holguín, Isla de la Juventud, Jardines del Rey, Las Terrazas, Maria la Gorda, Matanzas, Moa, Morón, Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata, Parque Nacional La Güira, Pinar del Rio, Playa Florida, Playa Santa Lucia, Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra del Rosario, Sancti Spíritus, Santa Clara, Santiago de Cuba, Soroa, Trinidad, Varadero, Villa Clara, Viñales, Western Cuba.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 32.4 ℃ (90.32 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 24.2 ℃ (75.56 ℉). The coldest month here is December, the average maximum temperature is 26.2 ℃ (79.16 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 19.3 ℃ (66.74 ℉). The most rainy month here is October, the average number of rainy days is 10.8. The least rainy month here is March, the average number of rainy days is 2.9.

When travelling to some places in Cuba, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Pico Turquino (1974 m) and the lowest point is Caribbean Sea (0 m). So the differences in altitudes in this country are not negligible and you should expect the weather to be different in places in different altitudes. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Cuba. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in January is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in January is 26.4 ℃ (79.52 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.5 ℃ (65.3 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). At the end of January you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.4 ℃ (79.52 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 5. The average rainfall is 65.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:43 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:51 and at the end of the month 11:05.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in February is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in February is 26.4 ℃ (79.52 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19 ℃ (66.2 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.4 ℃ (79.52 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.25 ℃ (81.05 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 5. The average rainfall is 67.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:05 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:22 and at the end of the month 11:41.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in March is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in March is 28.1 ℃ (82.58 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.9 ℃ (67.82 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.25 ℃ (81.05 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.45 ℃ (83.21 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 2.9. The average rainfall is 46.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:41 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:01 and at the end of the month 12:21.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in April is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in April is 28.8 ℃ (83.84 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.6 ℃ (70.88 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.45 ℃ (83.21 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.2 ℃ (84.56 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 2.9. The average rainfall is 53.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:21 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:41 and at the end of the month 12:59.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in May is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in May is 29.6 ℃ (85.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.7 ℃ (72.86 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.2 ℃ (84.56 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.9 ℃ (85.82 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 6.1. The average rainfall is 98.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:59 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:15 and at the end of the month 13:26.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in June is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in June is 30.2 ℃ (86.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 24.2 ℃ (75.56 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.9 ℃ (85.82 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.6 ℃ (87.08 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 10.2. The average rainfall is 185.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:26 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:32 and at the end of the month 13:32.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in July is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in July is 31 ℃ (87.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 24.2 ℃ (75.56 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.6 ℃ (87.08 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.7 ℃ (89.06 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 7.1. The average rainfall is 107.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:32 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:26 and at the end of the month 13:14.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in August is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in August is 32.4 ℃ (90.32 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 24.2 ℃ (75.56 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.7 ℃ (89.06 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.65 ℃ (88.97 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 8.8. The average rainfall is 100.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:14 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:58 and at the end of the month 12:40.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in September is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in September is 30.9 ℃ (87.62 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 24.3 ℃ (75.74 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.65 ℃ (88.97 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.45 ℃ (86.81 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 10. The average rainfall is 141 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:40 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:21 and at the end of the month 12:01.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in October is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in October is 30 ℃ (86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 23.1 ℃ (73.58 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.45 ℃ (86.81 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 10.8. The average rainfall is 180.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:01 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:41 and at the end of the month 11:22.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in November is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in November is 27.8 ℃ (82.04 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.1 ℃ (69.98 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.9 ℃ (84.02 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27 ℃ (80.6 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 6. The average rainfall is 89.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:22 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:05 and at the end of the month 10:52.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Cuba in December is this: The average highest temperature in Cuba in December is 26.2 ℃ (79.16 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.3 ℃ (66.74 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27 ℃ (80.6 ℉). At the end of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 5.1. The average rainfall is 56.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:52 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:44 and at the end of the month 10:42.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Cuba in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Havanatemperature: - highest temperature: 26.2 ℃ (79.16 ℉)lowest temperature: 19.3 ℃ (66.74 ℉)rainfall: 56.7mmrainy days: 5.1
Pinar Del Riotemperature: - highest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)lowest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)rainfall: 0mmrainy days: 0
Varaderotemperature: - highest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)lowest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)rainfall: 0mmrainy days: 0
Cienfuegostemperature: - highest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)lowest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)rainfall: 0mmrainy days: 0
Cayo Cocotemperature: - highest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)lowest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)rainfall: 0mmrainy days: 0
Camagueytemperature: - highest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)lowest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)rainfall: 0mmrainy days: 0
Holguintemperature: - highest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)lowest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)rainfall: 0mmrainy days: 0
Santiago De Cubatemperature: - highest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)lowest temperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)rainfall: 0mmrainy days: 0




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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