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.
Cuba Travel Guide
- The busiest and least popular months
- Overall travel experience by time of year
Weather in Cuba
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)
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 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.
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 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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.