The Dominican Republic features an unpredictable climate. The sun shining brightly in the morning may turn into a tropical rain in only half an hour, but the sky will become cloudless again by the noon. On the other hand, the temperature remains almost on the same level – about 30 degrees Celsius – throughout the year, which means that the beach season is open all year round here. However, some months may be cooler or hotter, more humid or drier.
We live on the island, and today we will tell you how the Dominican weather changes by months.
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The end of December and the beginning of January are the most popular dates for visiting the Dominican Republic. It is not only because of the New Year holidays that many people want to spend on the beach.
It is also because this time of the year features perfect weather – the sun is shining almost all day long, a warm gentle breeze is felt from the ocean, and the air temperature constantly stays at 27-28oC.
Rains that may fall during this month won’t bother you – tropical rains in January are most often short and very warm.
The last winter month is the driest in the Dominican Republic. During this month, the average daytime air temperature remains at +26°С – +28°С. The temperature of ocean water also stays at about +26°С.
Although it almost never rains during this month, the sky is rarely cloudless. In the tropical zone, it is almost impossible to see a sky without clouds.
It is considered that the ocean water in February is colder than in any other month, but 26 °С temperature for tourists is not cold at all!
In March, a dry season still embraces the territory of the Dominican Republic. It is an ideal time for vacation: it is still warm and dry, however, the air temperature is a bit higher. The daytime air temperature stays at +28-30°С, and the temperature of ocean water is as high as +26-28°С.
During this period, ocean streams are weaker than in winter.
In general, the weather is ideal for swimming, excursions and active pastime.
People say that in April the Dominican Republic welcomes a rainy season. Although the precipitation is not so high in this month, the possibility of unexpected changes of weather is higher. The rain may be falling all day long sometimes.
If you do not have luck with the weather, we recommend that you go on an excursion to Santo Domingo – the driest region.
The average air temperature in April in the Dominican Republic is higher than in March and stays at approximately 30°С in the daytime and 24°С – 25°С during the night. The temperature of ocean water rises up to +27-29°С.
Heavy tropical rains fall in May, but fortunately, mostly during the night. Clear weather without precipitation is a rare thing in May, however, the sky becomes a stage for a great performance: you can observe big and small clouds of all kinds, sizes and tones, that can be seen only in the tropical zone!
During this period, you can feel quite strong, but warm winds. The air is getting more humid. The air temperature in the daytime still remains at about +30°С, while the ocean water warms up to +28°С.
Photographer Aleksei Raevsky
In June, the Dominican Republic features the same weather and average temperatures as in May. However, the weather is more comfortable. The air temperature in the daytime stays at about +30°С, while the ocean water temperature is at about 28°С.
June marks an official beginning of a hurricane season in the Caribbean. Nevertheless, don’t worry about it: real hurricanes rarely come to the Dominican Republic, and even if they come, it happens by the end of summer.
In July, the Dominican Republic is vulnerable to tropical cyclones. Thus, the weather is unstable. There may be heavy rains, stormy wind, storms and significant pressure oscillations. It rains mostly during the night and early in the morning.
The average air temperature in the daytime in July stays at about +30°С, and the ocean water temperature – at about +28°С.
The hottest days in the Dominican Republic are in August. Moreover, this month features the highest precipitation level. During the night, thunderstorms are accompanied by beautiful lightning and thundering.
In August, the average air temperature reaches its maximum level and sometimes rises up to +32°С. Air humidity is also at its highest level.
Typhoons and tropical hurricanes have been coming to the Dominican Republic mostly in September. However, who can guarantee that such natural disaster does not happen in any other month of the year? Anyway, hurricanes usually affect the western part of the island – the Republic of Haiti, while the Dominican Republic experiences only persistent precipitation.
Nevertheless, one can have a great time in the Dominican Republic in September. The Dominican weather at the beginning of autumn is humid and hot, with the air temperature at up to +31°С, and the water temperature at up to +29°С.
This month is often chosen for trips to the Dominican Republic, since the weather is not as hot as in summer and the prices are not as high as in winter. It is the perfect time for excursions and opportunities to explore the culture and traditions of the country.
The weather in October is stable. There is no much precipitation, while the temperature remains the same as in September: the air temperature is at about +30°С, and the water temperature is at about +29°С.
Photographer Aleksei Kriuchkov
The weather in November contributes to excellent holidays and marks the beginning of a high touristic season. Nevertheless, storms and rains are still possible. Stay tuned to the weather forecast: climatic changes that have occurred on our planet over the last years may result in continuous rains in the Dominican Republic even in November.
The average daytime temperature in the Dominican Republic in November stays at about 28°С and can reach 30°С, while the ocean water temperature goes down to +28°С.
The Dominican Republic is the most popular world vacation destination in December. It is the only country with such warm sea and such festive bright sun!
The daytime air temperature on the island stays at +28-29°С, and the water temperature – at about +27°С. In December, you hardly ever see heavy rain and wind here and can be sure that the weather won’t affect your vacation.
However, vacations in the Dominican Republic in December are not so cheap – hotels and airline companies significantly raise prices on their services during Christmas and New Year holidays.
We hope that our article about the weather in the Dominican Republic by months turns out useful for you when you start planning a trip to this amazing country. May your stay in the Dominican Republic become a pleasant memento for a long time!
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