The climate of Havana (Cuba)
Havana is the capital of Cuba. With its 2.2 million inhabitants it
also is the largest city on the island. Havana is a beautiful city
with an exciting character. This is not surprising in view of Havana’s
history. Havana was founded in 1519. At first it was a robber’s den
for pirates who made the Caribbean unsafe. Then it became a Spanish
transit port for all kinds of goods among which where slaves. Havana
also was a gambling paradise for Americans. This turbulent history has
left its mark on Havana. Many beautiful 19th century and colonial
buildings can still be found here. Nothing has defined its current
charm so much as the 1959 Cuban Revolution. During this period Cuba
became economically and socially isolated and had to fend for itself.
Due to several embargos Cuba was no longer able to import car parts.
American classic cars still roam the streetscape. However, they run on
Lada engines and Trabant parts. When you walk through the streets this
gives you the idea that time has stood still here since the 1950s.
However, the economic restrictions don’t keep the Cubans from
partying. Especially in the district of Vevado many music bars and
cafés can be found where people dance passionately. Several beautiful
old bars can still be visited. For instance, Bar el Floridita. This is
the bar where Ernest Hemingway used to drink his Mojitos and
Daiquiris. During a warm afternoon this is the perfect place to enjoy
this beautiful city with a Daiquiri and a Cuban cigar.
Havana has a savannah climate. However, the climate here is strongly
influenced by the sea. From June till November hurricanes may occur.
However, they come and go very quickly. Hurricanes only cause problems
for a few days and the Cubans are used to it anyway. During this
period most precipitation can be expected as well. Temperatures in
Cuba are 30 degrees Celsius on average. During the summer temperatures
may even rise higher. However, the sea wind has a cooling effect.
Temperatures during the winter are just below the average temperature.
During the winter temperatures remain very pleasant and are ideal for
long days on the beach.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Havana:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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