The Cuban climate is moderate subtropical. Due to its closeness to the Tropic of Cancer and for its large and narrow shape the island receives the refreshing ocean breeze. The relative humidity is lower than in most of the typical tropical climate. The eastern part of the island is a warmer temperature than the west. In Cuba you can find two clearly defined seasons: dry, from November to April and the rainy season from May to October.
During the short winter are influences of cold air masses coming from the North, but they are of short duration. The average temperature throughout the year oscillates between the 20 and 35ºC, lowering sometimes to 10°C.
The Eastern region enjoys a warmer weather than the western and the variations of temperature between the day and the night are less accentuated in the coastal regions that in inland.
Those that enjoy the beach will be glad to know that the average water temperature surpasses 25°C. By its geographic situation, the country is affected between June 1st and 30th November by the cyclone season. They can affect the island in hurricane form with winds that goes up to 200 km/h and heavy storms.
In winter, day temperatures drop to 20°C and there are a few cold days. Average rainfall is from 860mm in the East to 1730mm in Havana; it falls mostly in the summer and autumn, but there can be torrential rains at any time. Walking is uncomfortable in summer but most offices, hotels, restaurants an cinemas are air-conditioned.