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climate of Cuba, microclimates, savannas, caves, tropical rain forests

Cubas geographical expanse and the varieties of mountain ranges, savannas, caves, swamps, beaches, and tropical rain forests produce microclimates, small regions that exhibit differing temperatures, rainfalls, soil conditions, wildlife, and vegetation. The climate of Cuba is semitropical, the mean annual temperature being 25C (77F). The temperature ranges from an average of 23C (73F) in January to an average of 28C (82F) in August. The heat and high relative humidity (80 percent) of the summer season are tempered by the prevailing northeastern trade winds. The annual rainfall averages 1,320 mm (52 in). More than 60 percent of the rain falls during the wet season, which extends from May to October. The island lies in a region traversed occasionally by violent tropical hurricanes during August, September, and October.



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