Regardless of the season, Cuba enjoys a tropical climate with temperate weather all year-round. In fact, there is no period we would particularly advise against visiting Cuba. Naturally, summer records the highest temperatures, August being the warmest month.
During November, when the Marabana Havana Marathon takes place, temperatures cool down slightly, as well as humidity levels, allowing for a propitious run during the race. At the same time, peak season for travel to Cuba (December through April) hasn’t started yet. All this simply translates into the perfect setting for travel to Cuba and the race.
In Havana, the daily highs average around 82F (28°C) throughout the month, while the daily lows range from 64F (18°C) to 70F (21°C). Occasional rain can fall during this season, the most common forms of precipitation being light rain, thunderstorms and moderate rain. November marks the end of hurricane season; therefore quick tropical storm activity is not uncommon.
Despite the slightly cooler temperatures recorded in November, running in the Marabana Havana Marathon still requires prior training in order to help acclimate to running in warmer temperatures. InsightCuba Marathon Ambassador, Coach Jenny, advises running indoors 4-5 weeks prior to the race weekend. For more tips on running in the heat, visit our FAQ on Tips for running in the heat of the Havana Marathon.
For additional weather information visit of FAQ on weather in Cuba.