Best time to visit the Dominican Republic

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When is the best time to visit Dominican Republic?

The best time to visit Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) is January and February based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)28
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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)28
    Feb
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)29
    Mar
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)30
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)30
    May
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)31
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  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)32
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  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)32
    Aug
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)32
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  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)31
    Oct
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)30
    Nov
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)29
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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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Dominican Republic 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.

The beach at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The beach at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic © Daniel - Flickr CC BY 2.0

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.

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.

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