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The climate of the Dominican Republic: when to go

The Dominican Republic (also known by the name of Santo Domingo) has a humid tropical climate, with warm temperatures throughout the year, which become milder and cooler with the height and thanks to the breath of the north-east trade winds that are present throughout the year.

Average temperatures vary between 28 ° C in the coastal plains and 21 ° C in the Cordillera Central mountains. The rainy season occurs in the months between May and November, during the rainy season especially between August and October the island can be hit by the hurricanes.

The most intense rains occur in the north-eastern area with an annual average of 2,540 mm, while in the south-western leeward valleys, near the border with Haiti, there is only 760 mm of rain per year.

The southern coast of the island has a better, drier and less windy climate than that of the north-eastern coast.

The sea water temperature in the Dominican Republic is excellent for swimming in the sea at any time of the year, in fact, along the coast of the island it remains constant between 26 ° C and 28 ° C in every month of the year.


The best time to visit the Dominican Republic are the months from December to April. In fact, in this period the temperatures are a little lower, the rains are rarer and the atmosphere less humid.

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SANTO DOMINGO (14 meters)
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

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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