Caribbean & Central America
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Sara and John say...
Cuba’s atmosphere, like its culture, can be intoxicating. The blend of music, colour, lush landscape, heat and humidity is a heady mix.
But for such a large country, Cuba’s climate is surprisingly consistent. As with many of the neighbouring Caribbean islands, there are distinct wet and dry seasons. The period from December to April is driest. Blue skies and sunshine prevail - perfect for sightseeing, trekking or watersports; and although showers can pop up some days, they are usually fleeting. Daytime highs are in the comfort zone of the mid to high 20s Celsius. The heat is tempered by the ever present northeast ‘trade winds’, making southern resorts best placed for shelter. And nights are less humid than at other times of year.
Through the late spring, the heat builds significantly - reaching into the 30s Celsius most days in the capital, Havana. The heat is intense and sun-protection and hydration essential when out and about. As humidity rises, so heavy showers crop up, interrupting the sunshine more frequently. However many days still remain dry.
The wettest time of year is between August and November. Days are cloudier than in other months, and so temperatures don’t quite hit the peak of earlier in the summer. However humidity is very high, making for a very steamy feel. But don’t go away with the idea that it rains all day, every day. Far from it - indeed this can be a good time to visit for an off-peak bargain. Hurricanes are a risk at this this time of year, but the chances of any one place being hit are still very low.
By the end of the year, the skies are clearing and the humidity is falling. Cuba welcomes us for Christmas and New Year! Time for a rum!