Climate of Cuba: when is the best time to go to Cuba and when are the most favorable climatic conditions. Features of the climate of Cuba.
As you know, Cuba is an archipelago in the Caribbean, also washed by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The largest island has the same name as the entire state. Geographers see in its outlines a lizard whose tail rests directly in the Gulf of Mexico. The number of nearby coral reefs and small islands exceeds far over a thousand. Such a geographical location, the presence of warm waters of the Gulf Stream and the trade winds determines the climate of Cuba, which, of course, depends on the region, but in general has pronounced features for the entire territory of the islands.
The trade winds are steady winds blowing over the oceans year-round. The tropical climate of Cuba is determined by the northeast trade winds.
Conventionally, two climatic seasons can be distinguished. The dry period lasts from November to April, and is especially noticeable in the south of the country, for example, in the basin of the longest river Kauto on the island of Cuba. Rainy falls on the Russian summer. From May to October, almost an annual rainfall spills on the ground, which sometimes turn into prolonged downpours, accompanied by strong winds. Such typhoons cause great harm to the population and usually occur in the fall, in September or October. Based on this temperature regime, the best time to relax is from December to April, when the rains have already stopped, and the heat is easily tolerated.
The average temperature in January, during the high season, is about 21-22 ° C, while the water temperature is about 22-24 ° C. In summer, in August, the average temperature is about 28 ° C on land and 28-30 ° C in water. High humidity – an integral part of the tropical climate – in Cuba all year round. To transfer it in the presence of heat is not easy, but on the coast all this is not so noticeable, thanks to the sea winds. It can even be cool here in the evening.
Trunks of trees in Cuba sometimes grow, having a slope strictly in one direction or another. This phenomenon is associated with the constant direction of blowing winds.