Dominican Republic weather

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The weather guide for Dominican Republic shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in the Dominican Republic?

The hottest time of year in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in the Dominican Republic?

In terms of rainfall, October is usually the wettest month in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with 142mm on average. There are normally 16 days in October with some rain.

When is it sunniest in the Dominican Republic?

The sunniest time of year in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is normally March with bright sunshine on average for 74% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in the Dominican Republic?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in September when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

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Compare Dominican Republic weather with the USA

Below the Dominican Republic weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) and the USA (Washington).

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Dominican Republic weather overview

The Dominican Republic covers the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, bordering Haiti on the west.

Hispaniola is the most mountainous island in the Caribbean and its higher peaks, which soar up to 3,000m (10,000ft), are much cooler and rainier than its lowland areas.

The beach at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic © Daniel - Flickr Creative Commons
The beach at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic © Daniel - Flickr Creative Commons

Its north coast is wetter than the south and has a higher rainfall than most Caribbean islands during the May to October rainy season when hurricanes sometimes occur.

Temperatures are high throughout the year but rarely unbearable because sea breezes help dissipate humidity, although nights can be sticky.

What to pack for Dominican Republic weather

Light cotton clothing is appropriate for any time of the year. Take warmer clothes if planning a mountain visit.

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