Background Information Cuba
Climate and travel seasonCuba is located at the edge of the tropical climate zone; that implies an annual average temperature of 77 °F (25 °C) and a constantly high humidity reaching 82 % during the rainy season from May to October. In the drier “winter months” from November to April the humidity is 77 % and the daytime temperatures rise to 81-84 °F (27-29 °C). On Cuba, the sun shines throughout the year. The annual average precipitation is 1200 mm, and the rainiest months are June to October (about 170 mm). Hurricanes may occur between August and October.
Anyone wishing to go on an expedition in Cuba’s humid, tropical climate is well advised to pack breathable, light leisurewear. Only in exquisite restaurants, men are expected to wear a jacket and tie, but a long-sleeved guayabera shirt is accepted as well. Ladies are well-dressed with a summer dress, trousers or skirt. Additionally, swimwear, sunglasses as well as sun and insect protection products should be packed. In the mountainous regions, hikers need sturdy shoes and warm clothes as temperatures may fall to 41-57 °F (5-14 °C).