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Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

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The climate of Santa Cruz del Norte

Santa Cruz del Norte, located on the coast of Cuba, inhabits the Köppen climate classification of Aw. This indicates a tropical wet and dry or savanna climate. With high temperature averages oscillating from, 25.5°C (77.9°F) in January to 32.3°C (90.1°F) in August, the destination is as much warm as humid.

Throughout the year, the humidity levels in Santa Cruz del Norte remain relatively high, not straying far from a yearly average of nearly 78%. The percentage of cloud cover also remains constant, fluctuating only slightly from 25% to 34%, pointing to abundant sunshine and clear skies. It also has good visibility, ranging from 9km (5.6mi) to 10km (6.2mi) across the year.

The destination experiences an annual rainfall of 601mm (23.66"), falling over approximately 166.5 days. The months with the heavy rainfall are from May to August ranging from 57mm (2.24") in June to 77mm (3.03") in August. The least raining month, with just 21mm (0.83") of rainfall, is March.

The best time to visit Santa Cruz del Norte

For visitors looking for abundant sunshine with mild temperatures, the best period to visit Santa Cruz del Norte is during the dry season, from November to April. During this period, the average temperature is a pleasant 26.6°C (79.9°F) in December to a mild 30.6°C (87.1°F) in April. The hours of daylight from November to April is between 10.7 hours and 13.3 hours, providing ample time to explore.

The worst time to visit Santa Cruz del Norte

The worst time to travel to Santa Cruz del Norte is during the rainy season, specifically between May and October, when heavy rainfall is common. During these months, the relative humidity rises significantly, reaching 81% in September and October and, along with high temperatures of 32.1°C (89.8°F) in July to 31.2°C (88.2°F) in September, can lead to discomfort and limit outdoor activities.

Spring weather in Santa Cruz del Norte

Spring in Santa Cruz del Norte, extending from March to May, witnesses a slow but steady increase in temperature, from 28.2°C (82.8°F) in March to 30.6°C (87.1°F) in May. The rainfall moderately rises as well from 21mm (0.83") in March to 39mm (1.54") in April and 72mm (2.83") in May. This is accompanied by increased sunlight hours up to 13.3 hours in May.

Summer weather in Santa Cruz del Norte

Summer, from June to August, is the warmest period in Santa Cruz del Norte with high temperatures swinging between 31.3°C (88.3°F) in June and 32.3°C (90.1°F) in August. The period also marks high rainfall, with between 57mm (2.24") in June to 77mm (3.03") in August. Despite the rainfall, the region receives between 10.3 hours in June to 12.9 hours of daylight in August.

Autumn weather in Santa Cruz del Norte

Autumn in Santa Cruz del Norte, from September through November, is characterized by gradually declining temperature and decreasing rains. The high temperature ranges from 31.2°C (88.2°F) in September to 27.5°C (81.5°F) in November, with rainfall decreasing from 49mm (1.93") in September to 22mm (0.87") in November.

Winter weather in Santa Cruz del Norte

Winter, from December through February, sees the lowest temperatures of the year, though they still remain relatively warm, from a high of 26.6°C (79.9°F) in December to 27°C (80.6°F) in February. For rainfall, December and January collect 23mm (0.91") and 29mm (1.14") respectively. The daylight hours also remain relatively low with between 10.7 hours in December to 11.4 hours in February.

Weather in January

January, the coldest month of the year in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, boasts a modest high temperature averaging at 25.5°C (77.9°F) and a low averaging around 18.1°C (64.6°F). Despite the relatively mild temperatures, the city still maintains a high relative humidity level roughly averaging 78%. Weather in January »

Weather in February

February embraces slightly warmer temperatures than January. As the last winter month, it grudgingly gives ground to the incoming spring period. This is evidenced by peaks of up to 31mm (1.22") of rainfall within the month, indicating a slight increase from January's recorded precipitation level. Weather in February »

Weather in March

In terms of climate, March shows a significant and noticeable leap from the cooler winter months. It’s a moment of transition as spring takes over; the city becomes warmer and more vibrant. Despite this surge, March still maintains a pleasant climate without any extremities, with only 21mm (0.83") of rainfall, substantially lower than both January and February. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April marks the conclusion of spring in Santa Cruz del Norte, with weather becoming distinctly more tropical. The climate embodies the spirit of Cuba, with only a slight increase in temperature from March. It has a relatively higher level of rainfall, reaching up to 39mm (1.54") in a month. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May signifies the onset of summer in Santa Cruz del Norte. This month holds the first of the higher average temperatures, paving the way for the warmer months to follow. The average rainfall increases substantially during May, reaching up to 72mm (2.83"), with the number of rainy days also experiencing a noticeable boost. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June reaches new highs in temperature and rainfall when compared to earlier months. The weather is distinctive at this time, marking the middle of the Cuban summer. With an average humidity level of 79%, there is a noticeable atmospheric shift from the comparatively mild earlier months. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July in Santa Cruz del Norte features the highest average temperature in the year, reaching up to 32.1°C (89.8°F). This heat, combined with the high humidity of 78%, means the city is experiencing peak summer conditions. Even though rainfall also increases during this period, it does little to dampen the high temperatures. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August continues the summer trend, almost mirroring the climatic conditions of July. This month represents climatic stability, with minimal fluctuations in weather patterns. The temperature, rainfall, and humidity remain relatively unchanged from the previous month, maintaining the tropical summer atmosphere that characterises Santa Cruz del Norte. Weather in August »

Weather in September

The weather in September in Santa Cruz del Norte typically begins to wind down from the heightened summer activities. The atmosphere slowly starts to recede from the intense summer conditions, albeit at a gradual pace. Rainfall decreases, standing at 49mm (1.93"), compared to the higher numbers seen in the peak summer months. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October marks the clear transition from summer to autumn in Santa Cruz del Norte. The change in climatic conditions is more pronounced than in previous transitions. While the summer's tropical vibe is gradually fading, it's not entirely gone. Weather in October »

Weather in November

As November unfolds, Santa Cruz del Norte experiences a further drop in temperatures and rainfall compared to October. This month prepares the city for winter, giving residents and visitors a foretaste of the cooler months ahead. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December in Santa Cruz del Norte signifies the arrival of winter. The temperature drop is more dramatic, with the lowest average temperature relative to the rest of the year. Even though tropical Cuba does not experience a traditional winter, the weather in December provides residents and visitors with a refreshing change from the humid and hot months of summer. Weather in December »
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Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest time of year in Santa Cruz del Norte?

Santa Cruz del Norte's January weather, with an average high temperature of 25.5°C (77.9°F) and an average low temperature of 18.1°C (64.6°F), tends to be the coldest of the year.

How much does it rain in Santa Cruz del Norte?

In Santa Cruz del Norte, during the entire year, the rain falls for 170.1 days and collects up to 533mm (20.98") of precipitation.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Santa Cruz del Norte?

January is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 24.9°C (76.8°F).

When is the lowest UV index in Santa Cruz del Norte?

The month with the lowest UV index is January, with an average maximum UV index of 5.

What are the least humid months in Santa Cruz del Norte?

March and April, with an average relative humidity of 70%, are the least humid months in Santa Cruz del Norte.

What is the driest month in Santa Cruz del Norte?

The month with the least rainfall in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, is March, when the rain falls for 11.3 days and typically collects 21mm (0.83") of precipitation.

When is Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Santa Cruz del Norte?

On Sunday, 10. March 2024, at 00:00, Daylight Saving Time starts in Santa Cruz del Norte, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, 03. November 2024, at 01:00, and the time zone reverts from CDT to CST.

When is the highest UV index in Santa Cruz del Norte?

The months with the highest UV index are April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

When are the longest days in Santa Cruz del Norte?

With an average of 13h and 30min of daylight, June has the longest days of the year in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba.

What month has the most sunshine in Santa Cruz del Norte?

July has the most sunshine of the year in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, with an average of 11h of sunshine.

What part of the year is the hottest in Santa Cruz del Norte?

August is the month when Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, sees the average highest temperatures, with a high of 32.3°C (90.1°F) and a low of 24.4°C (75.9°F).

What is the wettest month in Santa Cruz del Norte?

August is the month with the most rainfall in Santa Cruz del Norte. Rain falls for 19 days and accumulates 77mm (3.03") of precipitation.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Santa Cruz del Norte?

August is the month with the warmest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 30.2°C (86.4°F).

What are the most humid months in Santa Cruz del Norte?

The months with the highest humidity in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, are September and October, with an average relative humidity of 81%.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Santa Cruz del Norte?

November has the least sunshine of the year in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, with an average of 6.3h of sunshine.

What is the month with the shortest days in Santa Cruz del Norte?

December has the shortest days of the year in Santa Cruz del Norte, with an average of 10h and 42min of daylight.

Average temperature
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average temperature - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (32.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25.5°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (24.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.1°C).

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Average pressure
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average pressure - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1018.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1013.1mbar).

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Average wind speed
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average wind speed - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (11.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (8.5km/h).

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Average humidity
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average humidity - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The months with the highest relative humidity are September and October (81%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are March and April (70%).

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Average rainfall
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average rainfall - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (77mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is March (21mm).

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Average rainfall days
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average rainfall days - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (19 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (10.6 days).

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Average sea temperature
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average sea temperature - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (30.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (24.9°C).

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Average daylight / Average sunshine
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 42min).

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average sunshine days - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The month with the most sunshine days is March (16.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (9.8 days).

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Average UV index
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average UV index - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 5).

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Average visibility
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Average visibility - Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

The months with the highest visibility are March, April, May and June (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).

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Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

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