The best times to visit Santiago de Cuba for ideal weather are

early March

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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Santiago de Cuba Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Santiago de Cuba


    Average temperatures in Santiago de Cuba vary barely at all and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 1 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 Santiago de Cuba, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-to late August where highs are regularly around 89.5°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.4°F (24.7°C) at night.

    Santiago de Cuba Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Santiago de Cuba Temperatures (Celsius)


    “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.

    Santiago de Cuba Perceived Temperature (F)


    Santiago de Cuba Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average Santiago de 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 84 76 69
    Feb 84 76.2 69
    Mar 83.9 76.6 69.6
    Apr 85 78.5 72
    May 86 79.4 73.1
    Jun 86.9 80.9 74.7
    Jul 88.5 81.8 75.3
    Aug 89.1 82.3 75.9
    Sep 88.4 81.6 75.3
    Oct 87.1 80.3 74.4
    Nov 86.1 78.3 72.3
    Dec 84.7 76.6 70

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 28.9 24.4 20.6
    Feb 28.9 24.6 20.6
    Mar 28.8 24.8 20.9
    Apr 29.4 25.8 22.2
    May 30 26.3 22.8
    Jun 30.5 27.2 23.7
    Jul 31.4 27.7 24.1
    Aug 31.7 27.9 24.4
    Sep 31.3 27.6 24.1
    Oct 30.6 26.8 23.6
    Nov 30.1 25.7 22.4
    Dec 29.3 24.8 21.1


    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Santiago de Cuba are October, May, and then June. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are only 0.1 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early October with an average of 3 days with significant precipitation the week of October 1st.

    When can you find snow in Santiago de 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 Santiago de Cuba.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 8.6 0 0.05
    Feb 8.6 0 0.04
    Mar 11.4 0 0.03
    Apr 17.1 0 0.05
    May 25.7 0 0.22
    Jun 22.9 0 0.09
    Jul 17.1 0 0.05
    Aug 20 0 0.07
    Sep 21.4 0 0.12
    Oct 32.9 0 0.21
    Nov 21.4 0 0.12
    Dec 10 0 0.05

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 8.6 0 0.13
    Feb 8.6 0 0.1
    Mar 11.4 0 0.08
    Apr 17.1 0 0.13
    May 25.7 0 0.56
    Jun 22.9 0 0.23
    Jul 17.1 0 0.13
    Aug 20 0 0.18
    Sep 21.4 0 0.3
    Oct 32.9 0 0.53
    Nov 21.4 0 0.3
    Dec 10 0 0.13


    Humidity and Wind

    Santiago de Cuba has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is March (62.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (72.5%).

    Wind in Santiago de Cuba is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by November and February. March’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.8 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 13.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Santiago de Cuba.

    Avg. Relative Humidity


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

    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 6.6 a light breeze 11.9 a moderate breeze
    Feb 6.6 a light breeze 12.1 a moderate breeze
    Mar 6.9 a light breeze 12.5 a moderate breeze
    Apr 6.4 a light breeze 11.8 a moderate breeze
    May 5.7 a light breeze 11.1 a moderate breeze
    Jun 5.3 a light breeze 10.9 a gentle breeze
    Jul 5.3 a light breeze 11.4 a moderate breeze
    Aug 5.9 a light breeze 12.1 a moderate breeze
    Sep 5.3 a light breeze 10.6 a moderate breeze
    Oct 5.7 a light breeze 10.8 a gentle breeze
    Nov 6.6 a light breeze 11.1 a moderate breeze
    Dec 6.5 a light breeze 11.5 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 65.4
    Feb 64.8
    Mar 62.7
    Apr 65.9
    May 68.2
    Jun 71.2
    Jul 68.8
    Aug 67.9
    Sep 69.6
    Oct 72.5
    Nov 68.3
    Dec 66.7


    Is it Safe to Travel to Santiago de 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.

    Overall Santiago de Cuba Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 83.7°F (28.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Santiago de Cuba, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 88.6°F (31.4°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Santiago de Cuba to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 83.6°F (28.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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