Weather in Cuba
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the weather in Cuba

Find out more about the weather in Cuba with details on climate, seasons, weather for each month, local weather forecasts and hurricane season. Includes the best time for a beach holiday in Cuba.

What is the weather like in Cuba?

Written by: Sandra Tanner

Cuba has a great tropical climate with very little in weather variations during the year. On average the temperature is around 25 C (77F) with the sun shining nearly 365 days of the year. Water temperatures are normally between 25 C (77F) and 30 C (86F), perfect for swimming. If you're planning to visit Cuba, make sure you check different seasons to experience Cuba at its best.

Cuba has three main weather seasons:

November to April in Cuba - Dry Season

This is dry season where the maximum temperature is between 27 and 28 C (80 - 82 F) with a minimum 18 to 24 (64 – 75 F) 

May to October in Cuba - Wet Season

This is  summer and rainy season with maximum temperatures always near 30 C (86F) with lows around 23 C (73F). You’ll find the coast is rainer. Summer in Cuba. If you come from a country with a typically chilled climate then summers in Cuba might be too harsh for you. Temperatures in Cuba during summers can reach highs of 35 degrees (95F) during daytime. Upon nightfall, temperatures lower to around 25 degrees (77F), which is more bearable.

July to mid November in Cuba - Hurricane Season

This is hurricane season. No need to be afraid, if you do happen to be in a hurricane like we were you should be ok. Buildings are mostly quite solid, we were in central Havana when hurricane Irma hit, we were fine. You need to be careful in cities like Havana, keep inside and don’t walk around streets unless you have a hard hat. You run the risk of pieces of concrete landing on your head. Cuba has been through many of these storms and is well prepared. We only lost power for 2 days. Water is usually pumped up to a header tank so always spare water to last a few days. The authorities give you good warning to allow for extra shopping and storing water in buckets for your toilet.

Flooding just off the Malecon in Havana after hurricane Irma hit is Sept 2017

Video of Hurricane Irma hitting the Malecon in Havana, Sept 2017.

Local weather forecast for the main cities in Cuba

Check below for a 7 day weather forecast in the main cities of Havana, Trinidad, Vinales, Cienfuegos, Varadero, Camaguey, Holguin, Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba.

Weather forecast for Havana


Weather forecast for Trinidad


Weather forecast for Vinales


Weather forecast for Cienfuegos


Weather forecast for Varadero


Weather forecast for Camaguey


Weather forecast for Holguin


Weather forecast for Santa Clara


Weather forecast for Santiago de Cuba

Parque Central Square after hurrican Irma hit Havana.

What is the weather in Cuba like each month?

Weather in Cuba in January 

January is one of the coldest or coolest months of the year. It’s also in the dry season making it the perfect month for travelling to Cuba. However, this month is super busy, hotels and casa’s will be fully booked, so plan well in advance. The temperature ranges from 16 degrees C (60F), which is the lowest temperature of the year, to 26 degrees C (78F). January receives an average of 7 hours of sunshine.

Weather in Cuba in February 

February is another rather dry month in Havana and a good time to travel to Cuba. has an average temperature hitting the lowest at 18 degrees (64F) and increasing to 27 degrees (80F). If you’re not a fan of rainfall and wish to enjoy a calm, slightly breezy weather in Cuba then make sure to travel to Havana in this month. The temperature is perfectly moderate since it marks the end of winter and transforms into spring, this means it could be expected to get slightly warmer as well, at least in the day time. February comes with about 5 days of rain.

Weather in Cuba in March

March brings in the arrival of spring, it’s still the dry season with cool or slightly cool days. The month is a little bit warmer with temperatures ranging from the lowest at 20 degrees (68F) to 28 degrees (82F). This is a more favorable season with a warmer, sunnier weather that is perfect for travelling to Cuba. March receives an average of 9 hours of sunshine.

Weather in Cuba in April

April in Cuba is the last month of dry season where temps start to rise. The temperature in April is at 20 degrees (68F) and increases to 30 degree (86F) on average. You can expect around 3 days of rain in April.

Weather in Cuba in May

As spring season comes to an end, May is the start of rainy season, but it’s not cold at all. Temperatures range from 22 degrees (71F) to 31 degrees (87F). You can expect long, warm days with around 10 hours of sunshine. This is the perfect weather to experience the colours and vibrancy of Cuba and enjoy the beautiful architecture it has to offer.

Weather in Cuba in June

The first month of summer brings high levels of rainfall, with at least 14 days of rain in June. The weather is now getting hot with temperatures ranging from 23 degrees (73F) to 32 degrees (89F). If you’re traveling to Cuba, make sure to gear up for hot weather with all the essentials.

Weather in Cuba in July

In July the days get longer with around 11 hours of sunshine with slightly less rain then June. With temperatures ranging from 23 degree (73F) and hitting highs of 32 degrees (89F) it’s still hot. Showers may occur in the afternoon with 12 days of rain in July. It’s also the start of hurricane season.

Weather in Cuba in August

Temperatures rise again making it a perfect time to go swimming in the ocean and experience the underwater world. Temperatures ranging around 24 degrees (75F) while it reaches a high of 32 degrees (89F). Higher risk of cyclones, hurricanes and tropical storms at this time of the year.

Weather in Cuba in September

September is the rainiest month in Cuba so expect a lot of precipitation in this month. Temperatures range from 22 degrees (71F) and reaches 31 degrees (87F). Hurricane Irma hit Cuba on September 5th. Still an excellent time of the year to holiday in Varadero with sea temps at their best for swimming.

Weather in Cuba in October

This is the last month of the rainy season with a high chance of tropical storms usually in the afternoon and don’t last too long. The temperature ranges from 21 degrees (69F) to 30 degrees (86F). You can expect an average of 8 hours of sunlight during the day to enjoy. Still a great time for swimming at the beach.

Weather in Cuba in November

The weather in November can be quite changeable, it’s the end of the hot rainy season and the start of the dry cooler season. Cuba experiences a temperature at its lowest at 19 degrees (66F) while it may rise in the daytime up to 28 degrees (82F). While most tourists prefer experiencing summer, the late autumn is also a great time to travel to Cuba and experience the delightful weather.

Weather in Cuba in December

December’s arrival brings lovely weather.  The days cool off with less sunlight and more of a chilly breeze in the air. The lowest temperature on an average during December is around 18 degrees (64F) while the high is 27 degrees (80F). There is little rain in December. The weather in Cuba at Christmas time is perfect. While many people prefer experiencing the city in all its summer vibrancy, it is an ideal winter destination because of the number of festivals that take place here in the winters. One of the main reasons why tourists prefer traveling to Havana in winters is because of the massive, Havana Film Festival that takes place during this time of the year. The festival celebrates the long legacy of Cuban film industry and all the achievements that it has accomplished in the years.

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