Cuba weather in May

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in May in Cuba. Is this month a good time to go to Cuba? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Cuba in May?

The weather conditions in Cuba in May range from unpleasant to pleasant depending on the destination.

During May in Cuba, the average maximum temperature ranges from high in Havana with 30°C (85°F) to very high in Ciego de Ávila with 32°C (90°F). These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in May ranges from moderate in Guantanamo with an average of 71mm (2.8inch) rainfall to heavy in Ciego de Ávila with 183mm (7.2inch). It is also generally a sunny period with an average of 261 hours of sunshine in Havana during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Cuba.

Where to go in Cuba in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Cuba on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Cuba

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in Cuba?

Average weather in Havana

In May Havana generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Havana
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
29°C / 84°F 
21°C / 69°F 
372 hours 
54mm / 2.1inch 
4 days 
30°C / 85°F 
23°C / 73°F 
261 hours 
101mm / 4inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
31°C / 87°F 
24°C / 74°F 
235 hours 
185mm / 7.3inch 
10 days 
Climate in Havana

Average weather in Cabo Cruz

In May Cabo Cruz generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Cabo Cruz
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
42mm / 1.7inch 
32°C / 89°F 
23°C / 73°F 
141mm / 5.6inch 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
137mm / 5.4inch 
Climate in Cabo Cruz

Average weather in Cienfuegos

In May Cienfuegos generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (69°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Cienfuegos
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
29°C / 85°F 
19°C / 67°F 
48mm / 1.9inch 
4 days 
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 69°F 
117mm / 4.6inch 
9 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
22°C / 71°F 
154mm / 6.1inch 
12 days 
Climate in Cienfuegos

Average weather in Guantanamo

In May Guantanamo generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Guantanamo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
28mm / 1.1inch 
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 75°F 
71mm / 2.8inch 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
25°C / 77°F 
66mm / 2.6inch 
Climate in Guantanamo

Average weather in Ciego de Ávila

In May Ciego de Ávila generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (71°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Ciego de Ávila
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 89°F 
20°C / 68°F 
83mm / 3.3inch 
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 71°F 
183mm / 7.2inch 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
193mm / 7.6inch 
Climate in Ciego de Ávila

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Cuba.

Is May the best time to go to Cuba?

In our opinion May is a good time to visit Cuba with commonly tolerable weather in Havana.

On average the best time to visit Cuba is in January, February, March, April, November and December with generally perfect weather in Havana. The worst month is June that can have unpleasant weather conditions.

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