What is the weather like in Cuba?

Swept by northeasterly trade winds, Cuba enjoys a tropical climate, with year-round temperate weather. The advice of many of our guests is to travel to Cuba when you can and worry less about the weather in Cuba. There are benefits of traveling to Cuba during any month or any season. Ultimately, you can’t go wrong.

InsightCuba runs a full selection of guided small group Cuba tours year around. Choose your tour, your departure date, and next thing you’ll know, you’ll be in Cuba. 

Winter / Spring 

Cuba’s tourist high season is typically during its drier season from December through mid-April. Temperatures average 69.8 °F in January. Needless to say, prices are a little higher during the winter and spring, and since it’s high season, there are generally more crowds than other times during the year. In the end, it’s all worth it.

Keep in mind that weather in Cuba can get cool at night during December, January, and February so be sure to pack a sweatshirt, sweater, or light jacket for your trip.  


Temperatures are only moderately higher during the summer, with the warmest month being August (similar to our weather here at our headquarters in New York!).  The benefit is that summer visitors enjoy less crowds and traveling to Cuba is often less expensive. 


Temperatures begin to cool slightly and the peak season crowds still haven’t arrived. Meaning you’ll have more of Cuba to yourself.  


The official hurricane season in Cuba runs from June through November, with more rain occurring during these months due to tropical storm activity. However, according to the NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association), Cuba experiences the lowest frequency of hurricanes and tropical storms than other parts of the Caribbean. 

It’s also worth noting that Cuba has highly developed disaster preparedness and civil defense networks for evacuations. We always suggest that you check the local Cuba weather forecast when packing for your trip. 

If you have any additional questions on the best time to travel to Cuba or on the weather in Cuba, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our Travel Specialists to go over your travel plans.