What’s the weather like in Cuba in September?
Cuba’s an archipelago in the northern Caribbean Sea at the point where the North Atlantic Ocean meets the Gulf of Mexico. This location gives it a warm tropical climate, and you’ll get lots of high temperatures in September, although the month does lie in the rainy season.
The Tropic of Cancer runs through the north of Cuba, which means it has tropical weather with two distinct seasons. The dry season runs from November to April, and the wet season from May to October. The Caribbean Current brings warm waters to Cuba from the equator, although north easterly winds will help keep you cool. Cuba’s mainly flat, but there are mountains in the south east. There’s more rain in the north than the south due to the winds.
The average high in capital Havana on the north coast’s 31ºC in September. This only falls to 23ºC at night so you won’t need many warm clothes in your suitcase. Humidity’s very high, while the sea a lovely and warm 30ºC, which is perfect for swimming. Average rainfall’s 174mm over 13 rainy days, although you can still expect ten long hours of sunshine from the 12 hours of daylight each day. Take care in the sun and use plenty of sun cream, as UV levels will be extreme. Sunset’s at 7.45pm at the start of September.
Things to Do
Cuba has lots of beautiful coastline, and although there’ll be some rain in September, the hot weather means you have to find a great beach to relax on. Try popular Varadero Beach, Guardalavaca, Playa Pesquero in Holguín, or stunning Cayo Coco in the Jardines del Rey. If you’re up for some action then take to the seas on a diving or boat trip, spend some time exploring vibrant Havana, and don’t forget to sample some famous Cuban rum.