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Weather in Havana

Weather-wise, the best time to visit Havana is between November and April, once hurricane season is over and when temperatures are pleasantly temperate instead of suffocatingly hot. May through October hosts seasonal rains (typically short, afternoon thunderstorms), when an umbrella will come in handy. The Cuban diaspora return in droves during North American and European holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Easter and summer), when sights will be crowded and demand for rental cars high. Nevertheless, the end of the year is a great time to be in Havana when there are many star-studded festivals and unforgettable concerts.

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Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Tuesday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate or heavy rain shower
31
°C
8.8
10
ese
40-60%
1016 mb
moderate
Wednesday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
31
°C
8.7
8
se
80-100%
1014 mb
good
Thursday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate or heavy rain shower
30
°C
5.8
14
sse
40-60%
1013 mb
moderate
Friday
OccLightRain
Patchy rain possible
31
°C
1.3
21
se
20-40%
1013 mb
moderate
Saturday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
31
°C
0.3
27
sse
40-60%
1011 mb
good
Sunday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
31
°C
5.1
23
sse
60-80%
1012 mb
good
Monday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
31
°C
6.8
18
sse
40-60%
1013 mb
good
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Last updated: 2020-06-02 17:21:16
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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