CUBA AND ITS CLIMATE. WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHES TO BRING?
By Real Cuban Adventure
Cuba is the biggest island in the sea Caribbean. In general, its climate is warm and very humid through the whole year. Although defined stations don’t exist, there are some variations in the weather according to the months of the year. The most marked stations are the summer (April – October) and the Cuban winter (November to April).
Temperatures oscillate between 12 and 32 degrades (54 to 90 Fahrenheit). Being January the coldest month (21ºC / 70ºF the mean temperature) and August the hottest (29ºC / 84ºF the mean temperature). It is advisable to bring casual light clothes, preferably cotton. During the day shorts, sandals or comfortable open shoes to walk; T-shirts or fresh blouses are the ideal attire to go for a walk in the city. It is important to protect yourself from the sun, so a sun block, dark glasses and a hat would be the ideal complements.
During the months of May to October have the rainy season, they are not continued like monsoons, but unpredictable and the intense enough to soak anyone in minutes. An umbrella is advisable. In many of our lodgings this item is provided.
Although it is a fact that the Cubans dress in a casual way, there are occasions in that a more formal wear is necessary. Cubans like to dress up to go to dance, to have dinner in the night, to go to the theater or the cinema. So pack a dress or some formal pants for the occasion. Girls, remember your high hill shoes and some glamorous garment for the Havanan nights!
We are still missing the most important garment, the swimsuit. In Cuba you can go to the beach the whole year. The temperature of the water is pleasant and the climate is ideal even in winter. As you see, any time of the year is good to visit Cuba.
In summary, pack light summer clothes, preferably of cotton, for day and night. Pack a bunch of T-shirts, skirts, slight dresses, short pants, fresh and comfortable footwear. Also a light sweater for the months of November to March, and for air-conditioned places. Umbrella for the rainy season. More formal clothes to attend night events as dinners, theaters and discos or night clubs. Sun Block, dark glasses and caps or hats to use during the day and to protect yourself from the sun.