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.

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Weather in Santiago de Cuba

Temperature

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)

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Santiago de 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.

Santiago de Cuba Perceived Temperature (F)

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Santiago de Cuba Perceived Temperature (C)

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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

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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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Santiago de 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 4% 0 1.4
Feb 5% 0 1.1
Mar 8% 0 1.1
Apr 12% 0 1.6
May 20% 0 6.8
Jun 16% 0 2.6
Jul 9% 0 1.6
Aug 14% 0 2.2
Sep 16% 0 3.7
Oct 23% 0 6.4
Nov 14% 0 3.7
Dec 8% 0 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 3.6
Feb 5 0 2.8
Mar 8 0 2.8
Apr 12 0 4.1
May 20 0 17.3
Jun 16 0 6.6
Jul 9 0 4.1
Aug 14 0 5.6
Sep 16 0 9.4
Oct 23 0 16.3
Nov 14 0 9.4
Dec 8 0 3.8

 

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.

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

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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
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?

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

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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. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 67.7 in October means 67.7% of the tourists vs. January.


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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.

 

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