The climate in Cuba

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 4 weather stations.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather in Cuba pleasant at times but also tropical humid. It is warm to hot all year round, inviting bathing at average water temperatures of 27 degrees. The warmest and at the same time rainiest province is Camagüey. The coldest is La Habana. Due to less rain, the best time for traveling is from January to April. Most precipitation falls from August to October.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Cuba
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Cuba
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Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Cuba
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Cuba
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Cuba
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Cuba

Provinces in Cuba

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Camagüey30.6 °C21.1 °C2,847 h97 1,372 l
Guantánamo30.5 °C23.4 °C2,811 h86 847 l
La Habana29.4 °C22.1 °C2,847 h88 1,215 l
Mayabeque29.5 °C22.2 °C2,847 h88 1,237 l

Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1951 to October 2023 was reported by the Havanna weather station. In September 2015, the record temperature of 38.2 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 5 weather stations in Cuba , was recorded in 2015 with an average temperature of 28.9 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 27.9 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 32.6 °C.

The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the Havanna weather station. Here the temperature dropped to 13.0 °C in February 2015. Havanna lies at an altitude of 50 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1958 with an average temperature of 20.6 °C. In Cuba, it is usual to have about 3.0 degrees more at 23.6 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in May 1990. With 22.7 mm per day, the Sancti Spiritus las Villas weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data from the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level.
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