Average Weather in Topes de Collantes Cuba
In Topes de Collantes, the summers are warm, oppressive, and overcast and the winters are short, comfortable, humid, dry, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 57°F to 82°F and is rarely below 51°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Topes de Collantes for warm-weather activities is from early November to early May.
The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 16 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 82°F and low of 67°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from November 26 to February 14, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest day of the year is January 31, with an average low of 57°F and high of 74°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Topes de Collantes, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Topes de Collantes begins around November 7 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around May 15. On February 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 83% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around May 15 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around November 7. On June 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Topes de Collantes varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from May 7 to October 23, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on September 10.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from October 23 to May 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on January 5.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 33% on September 10.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Topes de Collantes experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 12 months, from January 6 to December 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 1, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.8 weeks, from December 25 to January 6. The least rain falls around December 31, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Topes de Collantes varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 48 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:25 AM on November 4, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 7 minutes later at 7:32 AM on March 11. The earliest sunset is at 5:35 PM on November 27, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 32 minutes later at 8:07 PM on July 4.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Topes de Collantes during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Topes de Collantes experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from April 25 to December 17, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 42% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 9, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is March 11, with muggy conditions 22% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Topes de Collantes experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 19 to April 28, with average wind speeds of more than 10.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from April 28 to October 19. The calmest day of the year is September 18, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Topes de Collantes is from the east throughout the year.
Topes de Collantes is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.6 months, from July 2 to October 22, with an average temperature above 84°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 30, with an average temperature of 86°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.6 months, from December 26 to April 13, with an average temperature below 80°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 13, with an average temperature of 79°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Topes de Collantes throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Topes de Collantes for general outdoor tourist activities is from early November to early May, with a peak score in the last week of March.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Topes de Collantes for hot-weather activities are from mid April to mid May and from late June to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Topes de Collantes are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from March 13 to May 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 12, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from August 28 to January 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 12, with an average of 4.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Topes de Collantes are 21.915 deg latitude, -80.019 deg longitude, and 2,234 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Topes de Collantes contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,768 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,255 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,678 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (3,688 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Topes de Collantes is covered by trees (90%), within 10 miles by trees (75%), and within 50 miles by water (43%) and cropland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Topes de Collantes, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Topes de Collantes.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Topes de Collantes according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Topes de Collantes is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Topes de Collantes and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .