Dominican Republic holiday weather

Check the Dominican Republic weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in the Dominican Republic is expected to be 28°C, while the average maximum temperature in December is 29°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Punta Cana.

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Dominican Republic weather averages

Check Dominican Republic weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in the Dominican Republic are July, August and September with an average maximum temperature of 32°C. The sunniest months are February, March, April, July and August with on average 9 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is April with 11 days. The sea is at its warmest in the Dominican Republic in September and October with an average sea temperature of 29°C. The Dominican Republic weather averages shown below are for Punta Cana.

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Dominican Republic weather today

Here is the weather in the Dominican Republic today, Monday 18th December 2017. Expect clear skies in Dominican Republic with a maximum temperature of 28°C, low levels of heat & humidity and 10 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0 mm of rainfall expected and a fresh breeze of 34 kph from the north-east. The weather forecast shown below is for Punta Cana.

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    °C maximum temperature
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    °C minimum temperature
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    hours of sunshine
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    mm of rainfall expected
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    low heat & humidity
  • 34
    kph wind from NE

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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.

Resort Beach at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic
Resort Beach at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

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.

Tropical storm risk: Dominican Republic hurricane season

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Dominican Republic holiday weather averages by month

Check Dominican Republic holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Dominican Republic weather with the USA

Below the Dominican Republic weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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