Best time to visit Cuba. Prices and weather.

In Cuba the dry season runs from November to April. The humidity is at it’s lowest and so are the temperatures. Accordingly, the prices are a bit on the expensive site. December in particular is very expensive, especially for Christmas and New Year’s.

The cheaper alternative is in the rainy season which runs from May to October. How rainy is it? Not that bad. It rains almost daily, but not all day long. Usually there’s a heavy thunderstorm at around 4 PM that lasts for a half hour and then it’s all dry in 10 minutes. It’s actually quite refreshing. If you’re at the beach, the Cuban way of dealing with the daily rain is to grab some alcohol and wait it out in the sea where it’s warmer.

best time to visit cuba

Year round, humidity varies between 75% and 95% and the average sea temperature is between 26°C and 31°C (that’s 78°F to 87°F) – it’s bathtub warm.

Hurricanes happen every couple of years and should you be unlucky enough to witness one, you should know that Cuba has one of the best track record in dealing with them as well as one of the lowest death rates. You will be evacuated to safe ground, stay with the locals, and eat the same food. In fact, you can view it as a priceless Cuban life experience. Also take a look at the current threats to Cuba by Hurricanes and Tropical Storms here before you go: http://www.cubahurricanes.org/

The last Hurricane to hit the island was Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It did major damage in Santiago de Cuba.

Hurricane Sandy in Cuba

Damage done by Hurricane Sandy in Cuba in 2012

 

Climate data for Havana, Cuba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.8
(78.4)
26.1
(79)
27.6
(81.7)
28.6
(83.5)
29.8
(85.6)
30.5
(86.9)
31.3
(88.3)
31.6
(88.9)
31.0
(87.8)
29.2
(84.6)
27.7
(81.9)
26.5
(79.7)
28.8
(83.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.2
(72)
22.4
(72.3)
23.7
(74.7)
24.8
(76.6)
26.1
(79)
27.0
(80.6)
27.6
(81.7)
27.9
(82.2)
27.4
(81.3)
26.1
(79)
24.5
(76.1)
23.0
(73.4)
25.2
(77.4)
Average low °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
18.6
(65.5)
19.7
(67.5)
20.9
(69.6)
22.4
(72.3)
23.4
(74.1)
23.8
(74.8)
24.1
(75.4)
23.8
(74.8)
23.0
(73.4)
21.3
(70.3)
19.5
(67.1)
21.6
(70.9)
Rainfall mm (inches) 64.4
(2.535)
68.6
(2.701)
46.2
(1.819)
53.7
(2.114)
98.0
(3.858)
182.3
(7.177)
105.6
(4.157)
99.6
(3.921)
144.4
(5.685)
180.5
(7.106)
88.3
(3.476)
57.6
(2.268)
1,189.2
(46.817)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5 5 3 3 6 10 7 9 10 11 6 5 80
 % humidity 75 74 73 72 75 77 78 78 79 80 77 75 76.1

 

Average Sea Temperature
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
73 °F23 °C 73 °F23 °C 75 °F24 °C 79 °F26 °C 81 °F27 °C 82 °F28 °C 82 °F28 °C 82 °F28 °C 82 °F28 °C 81 °F27 °C 79 °F26 °C 75 °F24 °C

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