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Dominican Republic weather
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The weather guide for Dominican Republic (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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When is the best time to go to Dominican Republic?
The best time to go to Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) is March, April and August based on the following average weather conditions.
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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.
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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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.
What is the flight time to the Dominican Republic from the UK?
The flight time to the Dominican Republic from the UK is typically 9 hours.
What is the time difference between the Dominican Republic and the UK?
The time difference between the Dominican Republic and the UK is GMT-4 hours.
What is the main language spoken in the Dominican Republic?
What is the currency in the Dominican Republic?
The currency in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso (DOP).
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Which plugs are used in the Dominican Republic?
Dominican Republic uses electrical plug type A + B + C (120 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in the Dominican Republic?
They drive on the right side of the road in the Dominican Republic.
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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