What's the weather like?

Peak holiday months for visiting Cuba range from December through to March, although July and August are popular with Europeans. The quietest months are June, September and October. The conditions from December to March are pleasantly warm and dry, with an average daytime temperate of 25C. Between May and October temperatures rise to 30C with high humidity and some short-lived showers, usually in the afternoon or evening. The east, particularly in Santiago province, is much hotter than the west around Havana. Hotels and restaurants have air conditioning which can sometimes be uncomfortably cool, so make sure you take a light jacket or shawl for eating out, although remember the dress code in Cuba is very informal. Water temperatures can range from 24C in February to 28C between July and October. The sea is noticeably cooler in the north-eastern province. Hurricane season takes place between the months of July to November.