The best times to visit Cuba for ideal weather are

December 24th 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.

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Cuba Travel Guide

Weather in Cuba

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cuba vary very little and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 28 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 mid-August where highs are regularly around 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.3°F (24.1°C) at night.

Cuba Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cuba Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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Cuba Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 81.9 73.9 65.9
Feb 83.1 74.5 66.3
Mar 83.9 75.2 66.5
Apr 87 78.6 70.4
May 87.6 79.6 72.3
Jun 88.8 81.4 74.5
Jul 90.1 82.3 75.3
Aug 90.2 82 75.3
Sep 89.6 81.5 74.8
Oct 86.9 79.5 73
Nov 84 75.3 69.3
Dec 82.3 74.3 67.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.7 23.3 18.8
Feb 28.4 23.6 19.1
Mar 28.8 24 19.2
Apr 30.6 25.9 21.3
May 30.9 26.4 22.4
Jun 31.6 27.4 23.6
Jul 32.3 27.9 24.1
Aug 32.3 27.8 24.1
Sep 32 27.5 23.8
Oct 30.5 26.4 22.8
Nov 28.9 24.1 20.7
Dec 27.9 23.5 19.5

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Cuba are October, September, and then August. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are only 0.7 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late August to early September with an average of 2.9 days with significant precipitation the week of August 27th.

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.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cuba.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cuba (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 12.9 0 0.03
Feb 12.9 0 0.04
Mar 12.9 0 0.03
Apr 17.1 0 0.06
May 28.6 0 0.14
Jun 31.4 0 0.16
Jul 31.4 0 0.13
Aug 34.3 0 0.15
Sep 35.7 0 0.15
Oct 35.7 0 0.19
Nov 22.9 0 0.07
Dec 17.1 0 0.04

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12.9 0 0.08
Feb 12.9 0 0.1
Mar 12.9 0 0.08
Apr 17.1 0 0.15
May 28.6 0 0.36
Jun 31.4 0 0.41
Jul 31.4 0 0.33
Aug 34.3 0 0.38
Sep 35.7 0 0.38
Oct 35.7 0 0.48
Nov 22.9 0 0.18
Dec 17.1 0 0.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Cuba has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is March (61.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (73.6%).

Wind in Cuba is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 7.8 knots (9 MPH or 14.4 KPH) is considered “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.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots.

Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
Jan 7.2 a gentle breeze 12 a moderate breeze
Feb 7.6 a gentle breeze 12.6 a moderate breeze
Mar 7.8 a gentle breeze 12.9 a moderate breeze
Apr 7.5 a gentle breeze 12.7 a moderate breeze
May 6.5 a light breeze 11.5 a moderate breeze
Jun 5.9 a light breeze 10.5 a gentle breeze
Jul 5.9 a light breeze 10.6 a moderate breeze
Aug 6.4 a light breeze 11.3 a moderate breeze
Sep 5 a light breeze 9.7 a moderate breeze
Oct 5.8 a light breeze 10.3 a gentle breeze
Nov 6.6 a light breeze 10.9 a moderate breeze
Dec 6.8 a light breeze 11.2 a moderate breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.7
Feb 65
Mar 61.1
Apr 62.7
May 67.5
Jun 71.2
Jul 69.9
Aug 70.9
Sep 72.9
Oct 73.6
Nov 70.7
Dec 70.4

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cuba?

As of 5/19/2017 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 43.2 in June means 43.2% of the tourists vs. January.

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 somewhat common with 4 to 9 days of precipitation per month. Spring is busy 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 moderate precipitation with 9 to 11 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 fair amount: 7 to 11 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably 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 83.7°F (28.7°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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