The Cuba climate is mild
subtropical, thanks to its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer,
its narrow configuration, east to west oriented receives
the refreshing action of trade winds and marine breezes.
During the short winter are influences of cold air masses
coming from the North, but they are of short duration. The
average temperature throughout the year oscillates between
the 20 and 35ºC, lowering sometimes
The Eastern region
enjoys a warmer weather than the western and the variations
of temperature between the day and the night are less accentuated
in the coastal regions that in inland.
its geographic situation, the country is affected
between June 1st and 30th November by the cyclone
season. They can affect the island in hurricane form
with winds that goes up to 200 km/h and heavy storms.
A serious hurricane does not come every year by any
means, but in the last few years there have been several
storms which caused flooding and damage to houses
and crops. This cyclone stage agrees approximately
with the rainy season (May to October), in front of
the dry one (November to April). The experience of
a cyclone emergency is a moving but non dangerous
fact; all the hotels have modern structure or are
rehabilitated and protected to receive the phenomenon.
North-East trade winds temper
the heat, but summer shade temperatures can rise to
33 °C (Havana), and higher elsewhere. In winter,
day temperatures drop to 20°C and there are a
few cold days. Average rainfall is from 860mm in the
East to 1730mm in Havana; it falls mostly in the summer
and autumn, but there can be torrential rains at any
Walking is uncomfortable
in summer but most offices, hotels, restaurants an cinemas
are air-conditioned. It is Highly reccommended (if you are
travelling from May to Oontober) that if you are going yo
stay in a casa particular you should be sure that the place
has air conditioner.