Weather Overview for Holguin
Holguin is a popular destination for holidaymakers because it boasts very warm temperatures throughout the year but does have a rainy season and a hurricane season. The summer months of June, July, August and September see the highest average temperature in the year at a hot 27°C. The winter month of January sees the lowest average temperature of the year but still at a very warm 22°C. The coolest temperatures will drop to in Holguin is 17°C in February but even then it is still warm enough to enjoy days out on the beach.
The month with the highest rainfall is the summer month of May which has an average monthly rainfall of 176mm falling over an average of 12 days. The month with the lowest rainfall is the winter month of February which sees an average rainfall of just 35mm falling over an average of 5 days. The rainy season starts from May and ends in October while the hurricane season starts from September and ends in October. The most amount of daylight hours in the year in Holguin is in July when there is 10 hours of sunshine per day. The lowest amount of daylight hours in the year is 7 hours per day in October, November, December and January.
The month with the highest average sea temperature is the summer month of September which has an average sea temperature of a very warm 30°C. The month the with the lowest average sea temperature is the months of January, February, March and April but it is still as a very warm 27°C. Even at its lowest temperature, the sea is still very warm to swim. This is because of the warm waters pushing up from the equator. Because of the hot temperatures and very warm sea temperatures all year through, it makes a very popular destination for holidaymakers to visit.
Holguin is based in eastern Cuba which is widely known for its white sandy beaches, cigars and rum. It generally takes around 9 to 15 hours to fly from the UK, depending on where you are flying from and whether you have any stops in your flight.
The summer months in Holguin fall in July, August and September which see the highest temperatures in the year. Starting in July, the average temperature is a hot 27°C which is the highest in the year along with August and September which have an average temperature of 27°C. Although temperatures can reach as high as 31°C to 32°C in the midday sun and have lows of 22°C to 23°C in the evenings. Even at its lowest at 22°C, this is still very warm and can certainly be enjoyed.
The summer months of July, August and September fall within the rainy season with September also falling within the hurricane season. This means that the average monthly rainfall for these months is considerably high. Starting in July, the average monthly rainfall is 74mm over 12 days which then increases to 111mm over 13 days in August and again to 139mm over 14 days in September. You can check the weather forecast for rain before booking days out though.
July has the highest amount of sunshine hours at 10 hours per day. This then reduces to 9 hours in August and again to 8 hours in September. Even at 8 hours, you will have plenty of time to hit the beach and catch some summer rays. In July and August, the average sea temperature is a very warm 29°C which then increases to 30°C in September which is the highest in the year.
The autumn months in Holguin are October and November which see temperatures dip slightly but not by much and is still very warm. Starting in October, the average temperature is 25°C which then decreases to 24°C in November. During October and November, you may experience temperatures reaching up to 28°C to 29°C during the midday sun. In the evenings, temperatures can drop to 20°C to 21°C which is still warm so air conditioning is recommended during your stay. With these very warm temperatures, you’ll be able to enjoy snorkelling and sunbathing even in November.
There are 7 hours of sunshine in both October and November which is the lowest amount of daylight hours in the year. Even though the amount of daylight hours is at its lowest, you can still fit in all of the things you want to do. The average sea temperature in October and November is a very warm 29°C which is the same as in the summer months of July and August. The lovely warm sea temperature all year round is what attracts the beautiful sea life.
October falls within the hurricane season and so has a high average monthly rainfall at 149mm falling over 15 days. This drops considerably in November to just 86mm falling over 8 days.
The winter in Holguin runs from December to February and sees the lowest average temperatures in the year but which is still very warm. Starting in December, the average temperature is 23°C which decreases to 22°C in January which is the lowest in the year. The average temperature will then increase again to 23°C in February. During these winter months, temperatures can reach highs of up to 26°C to 28°C and lows of 17°C to 19°C. 17°C is the lowest temperature Holguin will see throughout the year which is still warm.
The winter months fall within the dry season and with the very warm average temperatures, is why Holguin is such as popular holiday choice for the winter. Starting in December, the average monthly rainfall is 42mm falling over 6 days which then increases to 45mm over 6 days in January but then decreases to 35mm over 5 days in February which is the driest month of the year. In December and January, the amount of daylight hours per day is 7 hours which then increases to 8 hours per day in February. The average sea temperature in December is a very warm 28°C which then decreases to 27°C in January and February and is the lowest sea temperature of the year.
Spring in Holguin starts from March through to June and sees a steady climb of very warm to hot temperatures. Starting in March, the average temperature is 24°C which then increases to 25°C in April and again to 26°C in May and again to 27°C in June which is the highest in the year. During this time you may see temperatures reach up to 29°C to 31°C and lows of 19°C to 22°C which isn’t low at all.
Spring sees the month with the highest average monthly rainfall which is in May and has 176mm of rainfall falling over 12 days. March is the driest month in spring with the average rainfall being just 46mm over 6 days. Starting in March and April, the average sea temperature is 27°C which then increases to 28°C in May and again to 29°C in June.
The rainy season starts from May to October and the hurricane season starts from September to October. During any of these months, there is a possible risk of mudslides, flooding and of course hurricanes.
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