The best times to visit Santiago de Cuba for ideal weather are
December 10th to April 8th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Santiago de Cuba Travel Guide
Weather in Santiago de Cuba
Average temperatures in Santiago de Cuba vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 21st 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 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)
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.
|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 Santiago de Cuba are January, February, and then December. 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 May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Santiago de Cuba.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Santiago de 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
Santiago de Cuba has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. 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 calm. 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 “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March 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.
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||6.6||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.6||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.9||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.4||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|May||5.7||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.3||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.3||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.3||Light breeze||10.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.7||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.6||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.5||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Santiago de Cuba?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 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 Santiago de Cuba, Cuba is January, followed by May and December. 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 Santiago de Cuba in October. 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 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 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 moderate precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Santiago de Cuba, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
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 significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest 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 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 smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.