When to visit Cuba
The climate in Cuba is hot and sunny with an average temperature of 24C. However during the winter months of January-February temperatures can drop to 15C during the day and less at night. These months fall during the dry season, which runs roughly from November to April. The wet season in contrast runs from May to October. However, rainfall is restricted to a couple of days a week generally and although it falls hard and heavy, it rarely rains for long. September and October are the months most likely to be affected by hurricanes although these can strike from June to November.
The peak tourist season runs from mid-December to mid-March and again throughout July and August; these two months are the best times to visit in order to catch festivals in the main towns. Out of season prices are lower but places can feel empty. Of course, cities like Havana and Santiago are vibrant year-round. Christmas tends to be low key, whilst New Year, which coincides with the anniversary of the Revolution, is far more lively.
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