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Cayo Las Brujas (and the 2 other Cayos of Villa Clara: Cayo Ensenachos and Cayo Santa Maria) have a subtropical climate which is divided into two seasons: The DRY SEASON from November to April (which is also the busiest tourist season) and the WET SEASON from May to October.

Cuba is located at the southwestern periphery of the North Atlantic high atmospheric pressure zone; therefore its climate is influenced by the northeast trade winds during the winter and east-northeast trade winds during the summer. Average annual temperatures do not fluctuate as much as rainfall does, making these cayos a warm place to visit any time of year. Average daytime temperature usually ranges from 25 to 31 degrees C (mid 70’s to high 80’s) See the table of monthly averages below.

Since these islets are located off the northern coast of Cuba, there’s a greater risk of an occasional cold front (frente frio), especially between December and February, when temperatures can sometimes dip to 15-18 C (60’s F) during the night so that the evenings may be cool. But these cold fronts never last very long, usually less than two days. During this period it’s wise to bring a light jacket and long pants, just in case.

Hottest months are between June and September but the trade winds and marine breeze help to keep things tolerable when the heat and humidity rise. During the wet season there are more mosquitoes, it’s recommended to bring a good repellent, preferably with a high level of DEET, and cream-type products (such as Watkins) usually remain effective for a longer period of time.

September-October is the peak of the tropical storm and hurricane season and consequently the cheapest time to travel. A major hurricane does not come every year, but when it does it can cause severe flooding, damages and ordered evacuations. Since its tourism development (2001) the "Cayos de Villa Clara" were rarely affected by major hurricanes, compared to other Cuban tourist destinations.

Often the most enjoyable periods (weather-wise) are the transitional months between the two seasons, the months of April and November. These months are usually sunny and warm (both day and night), but without the hot and sticky discomfort of the summer months.

Weather CubaVisit our website www.weathercuba.net,
to learn more about the climate and weather forecast for every tourist pole and major city in Cuba.

NOTE: You should never take too seriously the weather forecast for tropical destinations because the climate is unstable therefore hard to predict, especially during the wet season (May to October) when rain is forecasted almost daily. And indeed it may rain a little each day, but more often as a short tropical downpour (usually in late afternoon or at night), it rarely rains for several hours straight.


Maximum Daytime Temperature (°C)

Jan

26

Feb

26

Mar

27

Apr

28

May

29

Jun

30

Jul

31

Aug

31

Sep

30

Oct

29

Nov

27

Dec

26

Minimum Night Time Temperature (°C)

Jan

17

Feb

17

Mar

18

Apr

19

May

21

Jun

22

Jul

23

Aug

23

Sep

23

Oct

22

Nov

20

Dec

18

Rainfall (mm)

Jan

39

Feb

36

Mar

44

Apr

71

May

172

Jun

186

Jul

114

Aug

133

Sep

177

Oct

190

Nov

82

Dec

39

Sea Temperature (°C)

Jan

25

Feb

25

Mar

25

Apr

26

May

27

Jun

29

Jul

29

Aug

30

Sep

29

Oct

29

Nov

27

Dec

26

Number of Days with Rain

Jan

3

Feb

4

Mar

3

Apr

4

May

8

Jun

11

Jul

9

Aug

10

Sep

10

Oct

10

Nov

5

Dec

3

Relative Humidity (%)

Jan

79

Feb

77

Mar

76

Apr

74

May

78

Jun

81

Jul

79

Aug

80

Sep

82

Oct

83

Nov

81

Dec

80


icon PassportNote that since the spring 2014, Cuban Immigration systematically stamps all passports when entering and leaving the country. And also: Since May 1st, 2015, the Cuban Departure Tax is no longer paid at destination. It should now be included in the price of your trip when buying a flight-only or vacation-package to Cuba.

icon Convertible PesoIn October 2013 the Cuban Government announced its intention to eliminate their dual currency system (CUC and CUP). To the best of our knowledge, it seems like no schedule has been officially announced yet for this plan to eliminate the CUC and revalue the CUP; and so far (2016) there's no indication yet about when the CUC will be put out of circulation.

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