Cuba weather in January

By Mark Hodson, Sunday Times Travel Writer

January is one of the best months to visit Cuba. You can expect clear blue skies, warm temperatures and low humidity. Plus, you are escaping one of the coldest and darkest months back at home.

In January, Cuba enjoys 7-8 hours of daily sunshine and average maximum temperatures of around 26-30ºC. It’s a little warmer in Santiago de Cuba and Trinidad (30ºC) on the south coast than in the capital Havana and Varadero (27ºC) on the north coast.

There is always a slight chance of rain in the Caribbean, but January is a very dry month, and rain tends to fall in short sharp spells. You won’t see long days of cloud and drizzle.

The sea will be very warm for swimming, around 26ºC.

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