Cuba weather in January
January in Cuba is the very moment when the dry season kicks in. A good one reason why Cuba is a good candidate to travel to. The first month of the year brings the sunniest days and slightly lower but still pleasant temperatures, perfect for exploring the mountains. Considered to be the coldest month by Cubans, you will rarely see the locals on the beach in January. The amount of rain depends on the destination you head off too, you can face more or less rain. Choosing Varadero as a place to visit, you literally adjudge yourself on a minimum of precipitation.
The air is warm throughout a day, but the nights are especially cool, so you’ll be probably happy to have at least a hoodie packed. And don't underestimate the power of the umbrella!
Cuba weather in February
February means a continuation of a dry season on Cuba with slightly cooler temperatures. It's a great month if you'd like to avoid occasional hurricanes and the rains. Even though the weather can be rather fresh, it would still be a paradise in comparison to a “real winter” within its meaning. February is excellent for sightseeing, but the weather can be somewhat fresh for chilling on the beach. Several rainfalls are also possible. However, it depends more on the place you are out for. The number of rainy days should be the same across the country. But Havana is considered to be the driest.
The nights might be a bit chilly, so pack a warm jumper with you. An umbrella will also come in handy.
Cuba weather in March
March is still a dry season with fresh days but also marks spring arrival to Cuba. This month offers comfortable temperatures and more sunny days, which make it a perfect time to travel to Cuba. Some days of the month might be even warmer, but without that hellish humidity and storms, that summer usually offers. The weather in the cities of the eastern regions gets fairly hotter with the least rainfall than in Havana and the west. The sea is warm, and the temperatures are perfect for tanning.
Following comfortable weather and bright days, light clothes are sincerely advisable to pack for a trip to Cuba throughout March. Add sunglasses, hat, and bronzing cream. However, mind that a warm hoodie or a sweater can do you a service either, especially in case of the cold front that might come from the north.
Cuba weather in April
As the last month of the dry season, April in Cuba boasts with higher temperatures, heaps of sunshine, and, on the average, four potential days of rain. So weatherwise, this makes April a fabulous month to visit Cuba. Days might fluctuate from warm to even hot. In Havana, Eastern, and Central Cuba. Even though the humidity is increasing by leaps and bounds, it is relatively low to turn your clothes into a wiper.
If you plan to come to Cuba in April, your best choice will be to pack light clothes and a bathing suit along with a hat and sunglasses. A light sweater and umbrella might be useful during your trip as well.
Cuba weather in May
May in Cuba marks the start of the wet season, so get ready for the rain to be your companion during the trip. Rapid temperature growth is appended. The good news is that the thunderstorms will follow you in the late afternoon only. Mornings, on the other hand, tend to be sunny and hot. Allied to the humidity increase, this pattern is essential for Havana and Western Cuba particularly. Hefty rains don't come to the regions mentioned above until July or August. May's longstanding rain showers are about much of Oriente and Santiago de Cuba.
Lightweight clothes is still your best friend as well as a swimsuit, sunhat, and sunscreen. However, it would be needless to remind you about an umbrella or a light raincoat.
Cuba weather in June
June brings approximately half of a month of intense downpours to Cuba with the main victims as Havana and Western Cuba. In a role of the beginning of the hurricane season, it brings at least one thunderstorm continuing for several days. However, they are just massive, sharp, and short for the rest of the month. Because of almost unbearable heat and higher levels of humidity, it's beginning to feel a lot like a sauna with the Eastern Provinces suffering from it the most. But no panic, you'll definitely be able to find the remnants of the gentle sun. The mornings are still pleasant and preferable for sightseeing.
When planning a trip to Cuba in June, make sure you pack all you need to beat the heat. A slicker is a must, however, don't diminish the importance of sunscreen, sunglasses, or a shade hat.
Cuba weather in July
July offers almost half a month of rain and is considered to be the start of hurricane season in Cuba. However, the mid-summer is a bit less rainy than June or September, with the downpours expected in the afternoon. The days are getting longer and hotter, with a relatively high level of humidity. Even though the chance of hurricanes is minimal, it increases day after day. Affecting Cuba off and on, they might just instantly affect the weather. The maximum you might face is the intensive tropical shower, which is rather refreshing than annoying.
By all means, packing a waterproof poncho will always be a good idea. Shade hat, a sunscreen, and an insect repellent (because of mosquito breeding season) is another must to clear a space in a suitcase for. Choose light clothing to feel comfortable in the heat of the day.
Cuba weather in August
August tends to be the wettest month of the year in Cuba. However, you will hardly experience the days of pauseless downpours: they are sharp, short, and well coincide with the afternoon siesta. The humidity is usually extreme throughout the month, with a higher chance of cyclones, tropical storms, and hurricanes. Swimming and diving are perfect in August as the days get hotter, and the ocean breezes are refreshing. The temperatures are close to their maximum in western regions and Havana and can get even higher in Oriente and Santiago de Cuba.
While packing, make the swimwear and the raingear to be at the top of your list. Light clothes, sunscreen, and a hat are also more than desirable to bring.
Cuba weather in September
September is one of the rainiest months of the year and considered to be the apex of hurricane season in Cuba. After two brutally scorching months, temperatures begin to recede a little, however, stay sufficiently high. The level of humidity is peaking, and there is also a high risk of storms. Central and Western Cuba are more liable to the unbearable heat as well as intense but short-lived afternoon downpours, but it can be even hotter in the eastern regions. Head off to Varadero for its pleasant sea temperatures and amazing beaches.
Making your way to Cuba in August, one of the proper essentials you'll need to pack is a waterproof poncho. Another stuff is your favorite light clothes along with sunglasses, sunscreen, and a shade hat.
Cuba weather in October
Last month of the rainy season promises a high chance of short afternoon showers in Cuba. The humidity is still high, and there is also a high risk of messing with thunderstorms. However, there is a minimal chance for your trip to be affected. Guantánamo and Santiago de Cuba receive the heftiest rainfall of all. The temperatures are cooling after the heat of the summer but can count on some hot days. And even though October is deemed to be the wettest month of the year, it might turn into the perfect chill on the beach with eight hours of the sunlight a day.
If you chose October to visit Cuba, there are some essentials you need to pack by all means. Those are raingear, sunscreen, and a swimsuit. Bringing light clothes and a hat with you is a matter of course.
Cuba weather in November
November is considered to be a popular time for visiting Cuba. Late fall marks the end of the rainy and the hurricane season, so the weather changes day to day. The high level of humidity is just a memory now. Heading to the dark and cold winter, the last month of the fall with surprise you with agreeable temperatures and days full of sunshine in Central and Western regions. It is from warm to hot, even at night. However, mind that the city of Baracoa takes a hit of the highest rainfall in November.
If you are planning a trip to Cuba in November, make sure you pack appropriate skin protection. The sun is ruthless in the middle of the day, so try to hide your skin under a loose light outfit or simply stay indoors. Don't forget a shade hat and a pair of sunglasses. Warm clothes can be rather useless throughout November.
Cuba weather in December
Amazing weather is the main reason why people travel to an island in December. Although there is still a little probability of rain, the middle of the dry season in Cuba boasts with typically moderate temps, pleasant cool breeze, and little rain. It is slightly warmer in the eastern regions where relaxing on the beach and sightseeing is a pure delight. Baracoa still faces the highest rainfall of the year in the first month of winter. The humidity is preserved mostly at bay.
Sunscreen is still essential when heading to Cuba in December. The sun is heartless, so you'd better cover your shoulders and head in the heyday of the sun. Shade hat and sunglasses are the musts. The same goes for light clothes and waterproof gear.