Weather and Climate Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo

Cuba is an archipelago of islands in the Caribbean Sea. The main island is surrounded by four island groups. These are the « Colorados » of « Sabana-Camaguey » (where you find the « Jardiness del Rey » including the islands of Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Santa Maria and many more), « Jardines de la Reina » and « Canarreos ».

The island of Cuba has an area of 105.006 km2 and is the seventeenth largest island in the world by area. The second largest of Cuba is « Isla de la Juventud » or Isle of Youth located in the south-west of Cuba with an area of 3.056 km2.

The climate of Cuba is subtropical, thanks to its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer. The average annual temperature fluctuates between 20 and 35 º C, lowering sometimes to 10 ° C and 5 ° C in rare cases.

The eastern region (the provinces of Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Guantamano) enjoy warmer weather than the west and the temperature variations between day and night are less accentuated.

Cayo Coco enjoys a tropical climate where it is warm all year. The dry season is from December to April and wet season from May to November, and that's when hurricanes are most likely to occur.

During the months of December, January and February, the evenings can sometimes be cool. It is prudent to bring in your luggage long pants. A constant breeze makes the heat more bearable, especially during the wet season. We have already witnessed cold fronts that can last few days with strong winds and abnormally low temperatures. Luckily, it does not happen often and only during the winter season.

NOTE: Do not take for granted the weather forecast in the south countries, because there are frequent warnings of rain. This is normal during the wet season, because actually there are rain events, which are transient and do not last all day.

Temperature maximum (day-time) in Celsius

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
26 26 27 28 29 30 31 31 30 29 27 26

Temprature maximum (night-time) in Celsius

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
17 17 18 19 21 22 23 23 23 22 20 18

Monthly rainfall (mm)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
43 43 52 60 168 160 90 117 160 182 86 39

Sea temperature in Celsius

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
25 25 25 26 27 29 29 30 29 29 27 26

Average rainy days

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
3 4 3 4 8 11 9 10 10 10 5 3

Relative Humidity (%)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
79 77 76 74 78 81 79 80 82 83 81 80

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