Temperatures in the day and night- December 2012
Replies: 34 - Last Post: Dec 4, 2012 7:29 PM Last Post By: johnabbotsford
Dec 2, 2012 7:50 PM
15A weather station across 90 miles of ocean offers nothing in terms of predicting day-to-day weather for an island 1,100+ km long.
Hurricane info is another matter entirely though... that's almost 100% real time satellite imagery and that's shared with everyone. As you know Cuba is a world leader in handling hurricane preparedness.
There's still no such thing as a non Cuban website that offers accurate day-to-day weather forecasts for Cuba though.
Dec 2, 2012 8:08 PM
Dec 2, 2012 8:21 PM
Dec 2, 2012 8:44 PM
18And i would much rather rely on historical climatic data than asking for anecdotal input from somebody who happened to be in roughly the same place roughly the same time once or twice before.
And questions like "hot?" or cold"? are so subjective- e.g. I would very rarely swim in Cuba in January and yet I see/read of other tourists apparently enjoying themselves.
Dec 2, 2012 8:49 PM
19Australian = thin blooded wimps who (same as Cubans) think that January is sometimes, "cool."
Canadian = thick blooded block heads who think January is, "scorching."
Dec 2, 2012 9:44 PM
20Ah mate - this thin-blooded wimp thinks that January is perfect in Cuba, but I don't put Cuba and beaches in the same thought pattern :-)
For the life of me I can't imagine a person coming from winter in Switzerland thinking that Havana is cold.....but as you say John, it is all, repeat ALL, very subjective. Thank all the gods for historical data.
Dec 2, 2012 10:41 PM
21#19 Now if I had called those people happily swimming in January - blockheads - I would have been in trouble with the mods.
#20 "but I don't put Cuba and beaches in the same thought pattern"
Some aren't bad - in fact a few are great - but the blockheads think they are all great - relativity again lol!
Dec 3, 2012 3:26 AM
Dec 3, 2012 8:24 AM
23Average high temperatures should be around 25 C, and average lows around 19 C. It has, on rare occasions gotten down to 5 C, but that is so rare that it is almost not worth considering. Cold or warm really is subjective. I have often pointed out to my friends that December and January in Cuba are usually warmer than my hometown (Calgary, Canada) in July and August. I note that Zurich has similar average summer temperatures to my hometown.
Also note that typically, the low temperatures in any climate occur, not in the evening, but in the morning, just around dawn. If you are an early riser, you may need a light jacket first thing in the morning. Or if you like to party hard till the wee hours of the morning, you may need a jacket for the trip back to your hotel or casa.
Dec 3, 2012 8:41 AM
24Yes, the cooler Cuban temperatures are in the early morning. Two years ago, everyone (locals) were searching for some sort of blanket, as the norm is just a sheet. My son in law, was a fishermen at that time, and he was out on,and in, the water at 3-4am, and he found it VERY cold. I'm from northern Canada, and I was swimming at the beaches, (not at that time) but I was usually alone. Very cold for a Cuban is around 40F, and they definately all wear sweaters and coats if they have them---also nobody except tourists wear short pants. However, most Dec.-Jan. temperatures are NOT that clod at any time of the day, and you will be unlikely to ever feel cold. Have a good time, Dec. and Jan. are my favorite times to visit Cuba.
Dec 3, 2012 11:08 AM
Dec 3, 2012 3:29 PM
Dec 4, 2012 7:32 AM
275 degrees Celcius equals 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
Friend, it gets a lot colder than 5c. I was in Cfgos a few years ago and the temperature dropped to 1c and the authorities open the hospital with emergency staff to treat people for hypothermia. If you don’t think that’s cold try sleep outside for the night.
Dec 4, 2012 11:14 AM
Dec 4, 2012 11:40 AM
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