Cuba in September is typically hot, humid and rainy. As summer comes to a close, the risk of hurricanes hitting the region increases. If you’re willing to risk it, you will be rewarded with hot and sunny weather. Any rainfall will be short-lived, so you needn’t worry about relentless rain.
As a sub-tropical island located between the Equator and the Topic of Cancer, Cuba has two distinct seasons: the dry season and the wet season. The wet season runs from May to October, with most of the rain falling in September. If you don’t mind occasionally getting wet, you’ll be rewarded with cheaper flights and hotels. If you’d rather skip the rainy season, visiting Cuba in March or April might be more enjoyable for you.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about visiting Cuba in September, including some amazing things to do in Cuba in September.
Regardless of the rain, the sun will still shine in September, so you need to make sure you travel with a high factor sunscreen and keep your head and shoulders covered during the hottest part of the day.
Cuba has two distinct seasons, the wet season and the dry season. September falls in the wet season, so you can expect quite a lot of rain. On average, Cube receives 32mm of rain per month in September. In addition to the rain, there is also the increased risk of hurricanes. If you are in Cuba when a hurricane hits, be sure to follow advice from the authorities. Flights may be delayed or cancelled in the event of bad weather. There is a higher risk of experiencing a hurricane during September, so you should take this into considering when booking your trip. In the aftermath of a hurricane, flash flooding is more likely, and some outdoor excursions may be closed due to adverse weather conditions.
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Cuba is a sub-tropical country located in the Caribbean. As a result, the weather is likely to be hot, humid and rainy during September. The weather will differ depending on where you are visiting. While the temperatures above might seem very similar, the North enjoys ocean breezes and refreshing rain. The South of the island experiences higher humidity, which can lead to these temperatures feeling much higher than they are.
Although it might be the start of Autumn, temperatures in Cuba in September can still regularly exceed 30°C. In Havana, expect highs of around 32°C and lows of 24°C. On the South of the island, Trinidad can vary between 23°C and 32°C in September. While on the East of the island in Holguin, temperatures range between 23°C and 32°C and in Santiago de Cuba, expect lows of 24°C and highs of 31°C.
Weather can impact excursions in September, but there is still plenty to see and do. Here are a few of our favourite things to do in Cuba in September.
In Havana, the Festival Internacional Matamoros Son brings together soloists and bands from all over the island to celebrate the music of Miguel Matamoros. Expect music, dance, workshops and record launches.
In Santiago de Cuba, you can experience the Fiesta de la Virgen del Cobre. This celebration of Cuba’s national saint, the Virgin of Cobre takes over the city of Santiago with celebrations and a pilgrimage to her altar in the small town of El Cobre.
You can also catch a Vamos Cuba group tour, or create your bespoke Cuban experience with a private tour. Here are our picks of the best things to do in Cuba in September with Vamos Cuba.
It’s too hot to just sit on the beach, so we recommend getting out and seeing the sights with an an 8-day private tour, taking in the sights of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Vinales. Find out more.
Take advantage of the cooler weather to practice your salsa moves without working up too much of a sweat. Our solo salsa holiday is perfect for the summer months. Combine this holiday with the Cubadanza experience outlined above.