The best times to visit Cuba for ideal weather are
November 19th to March 11th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cuba Travel Guide
Weather in Cuba
Average temperatures in Cuba vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cuba, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.7°F (24.3°C) at night.
Cuba Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cuba Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Cuba Perceived Temperature (F)
Cuba Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cuba Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cuba are January, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of October 22nd.
When can you find snow in Cuba? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cuba.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cuba (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Cuba has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (61.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (73.6%).
Wind in Cuba is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 7.8 knots (8.9 MPH or 14.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cuba.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||7.2||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.8||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.5||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|May||6.5||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.9||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.9||Light breeze||10.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.4||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5||Light breeze||9.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.8||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.6||Light breeze||10.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.8||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cuba?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Nov 29, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Cuba; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Cuba is January, followed by December and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cuba in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Cuba Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 82.7°F (28.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Cuba, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90°F (32.2°C) and 82.8°F (28.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 7 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Cuba to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.
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