What’s the weather like in Cuba in January?
Sitting in the northern Caribbean with the Tropic of Cancer running through the north, Cuba has a tropical climate and warm weather all year round. Things are cooler in January than over the summer, although it’s a great time for you to visit as it’s in the dry season that runs from November to April. You’ll be warmed by the Caribbean Current’s waters, while north easterly winds will help to keep you cool. The direction of the winds means there’s more rain in the north than the south, despite Cuba’s southeast mountains.
The average high in the capital, Havana, is 26ºC in January, which drops to quite a pleasant 17ºC at night. You won’t need to bring much more than a light jumper for the evenings. The sea temperature is 26ºC, which is perfect for swimming, while humidity’s low. There’s 68mm of rain over six days, and you can expect 11 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be high so bring plenty of sun cream. The sun goes down at around 6pm throughout most of the month.