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Cuba is the largest of the islands of the Caribbean, and the island has a low-lying landscape with its highest mountain peak being over 6,000 ft. Cuba experiences rainfall on the northern coast more than on the southern areas and the drier area of the island is in the southeast region around Guantánamo Bay. Cuba is rarely affected in the winter and spring by waves of cold air from North America, which cause temperatures to drop below 10°C or 50°F for a day or two. Although, the weather can be very hot and sunny all year round, April and May are the best months to visit.

Cuba has a tropical climate that is divided into two seasons, one wet and one dry. However, throughout the year it is generally hot with regular rainfall and high humidity, but also with plenty of sunshine. Cuba’s position in the Caribbean means its climate, and day-to-day weather conditions are greatly fair by the trade winds, but have in mind that Cuba is in the path of the Atlantic hurricane path.

The dry season is the best time to visit Cuba, as it rains much less and the humidity drops, which makes conditions much more comfortable. The average high temperature is in the 30’s or in the 20’s, but it tends to cool down in the evenings. Heavy down pours of showers are more Cuba’s style and in the dry seasons as the clouds linger, they just empty themselves and then clear away quickly. However, you can still expect a good amount of hours of sunshine per day, which is more wonderful. The wet season is between the months of May to October and with the high humidity caused by the rainfall, your stay can be very uncomfortable.

In the southern regions of the island tropical storms are more likely to affect Cuba. The city of Santiago boasts many wonderful monuments and museums, and is the hottest area of this island, with an average temperature of about 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

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