Dominican Republic weather averages

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Check the Dominican Republic weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. 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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The weather for Dominican Republic, represented by Punta Cana, 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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Dominican Republic weather averages: best month

Dominican Republic Best month Averages
Warmest July, August & September 32°C
Sunniest February, March, April, July & August 9 hours per day
Least rain April 11 days
Warmest sea September & October 29°C

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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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The Dominican Republic tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The chart was processed from data supplied by the US Meteorological Agency (NOAA). Find out more about our data sources.

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Dominican Republic 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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Popular Dominican Republic destinations

Below are average maximum temperatures at popular destinations in the Dominican Republic in December. Select a destination to see the weather overview and compare average conditions with today's forecast.

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