This report describes the typical weather at the Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (Varadero, Cuba) weather station over the course of an average April. It is based on the historical records from 2002 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Varadero has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (55%), grasslands (25%), croplands (13%), forests (4%), and marshes (3%).
The month of April is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 86°F throughout the month, exceeding 91°F or dropping below 79°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of April, the length of the day is gradually increasing. The shortest day of the month is April 1 with 12:24 hours of daylight; the longest day is April 30 with 12:60 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:53am on April 30; the latest sunset is at 7:52pm on April 30; the latest sunrise is at 7:17am on April 1; the earliest sunset is at 7:41pm on April 2.
Daylight savings time (DST) starts at 1:00am on April 1, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour later.
The median cloud cover is 33% (mostly clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On April 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 60% of the time, partly cloudy 19% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 13% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around April 30, occurring in 23% of days. Precipitation is least likely around April 1, occurring in 17% of days.
Throughout April, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, thunderstorms, and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 44% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 30, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 42% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around April 30, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 29, when it is observed during 3% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in April or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 46% (comfortable) to 91% (very humid) over the course of a typical April, rarely dropping below 35% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 98% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 5, at which time the relative humidity drops below 51% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around April 30, rising above 87% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical April, the dew point typically varies from 59°F (comfortable) to 70°F (muggy) and is rarely below 52°F (very comfortable) or above 74°F (very muggy).
Over the course of April typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 15 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 16, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around April 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).