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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Author Sarah Ackerman. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Author Sarah Ackerman

Dominican Republic climate: when to go to Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic (also known as Santo Domingo) has a humid tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year, they become more mild and fresh with the height and due to the trade winds from the north- east that are present throughout the year

Average temperatures range between 28 ° C in the coastal lowlands and 21 ° C in the mountains of the Cordillera Central. The rainy season is in the months between May and November, during the rainy season especially between August and October may arrive on the island the hurricanes.

The heaviest rainfall is recorded in the north-east with an annual average of 2,540 mm, while in the south-western leeward valleys, near the border with Haiti are recorded only 760 mm of rain per year.

Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. Author Daniel (etireno). Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. Author Daniel (etireno)

The south coast has a better climate, drier and less windy, than the north-east coast.

The temperature of the sea water is great for swimming in the sea all year round, in fact, along the coasts of the island remains constant between 26 ° C and 28 ° C in every month of the year.

WHEN TO GO TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The best time to visit the Dominican Republic are the driest months ranging from December to April, in fact at this time  the temperatures are lower, the rains more rare and the air less humid.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CLIMATIC TABLES

SANTO DOMINGO (14 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 19,6 29,2 63,0 7,6
February 19,7 29,2 56,8 6,3
March 20,2 29,6 53,8 6,3
April 21,1 30,2 71,9 7,0
May 22,2 30,4 187,7 11,3
June 22,9 30,8 140,1 10,3
July 22,8 31,3 144,6 11,4
August 22,7 31,5 177,4 12,0
September 22,7 31,4 180,9 11,8
October 22,3 31,1 186,8 13,0
November 21,4 30,6 99,8 9,4
December 20,3 29,6 84,3 9,0
YEAR 21,5 30,4 1447,1 115,4

SAMANÁ, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 26
February 26
March 26
April 26
May 27
June 28
July 28
August 29
September 29
October 29
November 28
December 27

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