Cuba lies in the tropic of cancer in the northern
part of the hemisphere. Its geographical location
plays an important role in its weather. The climate
is influenced by its atmospheric pressure zone the
north-east trade winds in summer and east north-east
wind in winter as well as the warm ocean currents
and the gulf streams all the year round. The climate
is said to be tropical or tropical oceanic for it
has a rainy and wet season with warm temperatures.
In the year, there are two seasons: the first being
a dry and hot season and the second one a rainy
season. The annual average temperature in Cuba is
25.5° Celsius and its humidity in the air is about
80% all year round. The temperature in the coldest
month is 22.5° Celsius and the warmest month 27.8
From November to April the climate is hot and dry.
It is therefore the peak season for those wishing to
visit the country and these months are also the
busiest time for the tourist industry.
The rainy season, also known as the hurricane
season, is from May to October. This is the season
where Cubans have to take precaution and be on look
out for the weather bulletins. The western region is
most exposed to them. About 0 to 5 hurricanes visit
the island per year.
Cuba with its tropical climate has its citizens wear
light clothes all year round. Because of the high
percentage of humidity Cubans have to wear cotton
clothes. Wearing synthetic clothes is most
uncomfortable as it clings to the skin and does not