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    Central America and Caribbean

    Dominican Republic climate

    Central America and Caribbean

    Dominican Republic climate

    Overview: Dominican Republic

    The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean island nation known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and rich history. It is blend of Spanish, African, and Taino Indian cultures, which is reflected in its music, dance, and cuisine. You can enjoy its stunning beaches, range of outdoor activities, including swimming, snorkeling, and hiking. Most popular tourist destinations include the capital city of Santo Domingo or the beach resorts of Punta Cana and Bayahibe.

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    Climate overview

    Dominican Republic is a region with a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 29 °C (84 °F) in January to 32 °C (90 °F) in August. The driest month is March with just 8 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is October with 13 days of rain. Temperatures during the night go from 20 °C (68 °F) in January to 23 °C (74 °F) in August. The highest sea temperatures in Dominican Republic are in September with 29 °C (84 °F) and the lowest in February with 26 °C (79 °F).

    When is the best time to go to Dominican Republic?

    The best time to visit Dominican Republic is between January and December. In this period day temperatures range from 29 °C (84 °F) to 32 °C (90 °F), night temperatures from 20 °C (68 °F) to 23 °C (74 °F) and you can expect on average 11 days of rain per month and 8 of sunshine on average per day. The sea temperature for this period ranges from 26 °C (79 °F) to 29 °C (84 °F). For non-beach activities, such as sightseeing, hiking in nature, the best time to visit is February - March.

    Is Dominican Republic a year-round destination?

    Yes, Dominican Republic is a year-round destination, the temperatures don't fall below 29 °C (84 °F) and the sea temperature below 26 °C (79 °F).

    What temperatures can I expect in Dominican Republic?

    Dominican Republic enjoys daily temperatures in the range of 29 °C (84 °F) - 32 °C (90 °F) during the year.

    What sea temperatures can I expect in Dominican Republic?

    Dominican Republic has sea temperatures in the range of 26 °C (79 °F) - 29 °C (84 °F) throughout the year.

    What are the night temperatures in Dominican Republic?

    In Dominican Republic, night temperatures between 20 °C (68 °F) and 23 °C (74 °F) can be expected during the year.

    What is the humidity in Dominican Republic?

    Generally, Dominican Republic belongs to destinations with higher humidity. It ranges from 78 % to 82 %.

    Which month is the sunniest in Dominican Republic?

    The period, which is the sunniest in Dominican Republic, is in the months of July - September, when there is an average of 8 sun hours per day.

    What is the least cloudy season in Dominican Republic?

    The least cloudy months in Dominican Republic are January - March, when the cloud cover is on average only 33 %.

    Is it windy in Dominican Republic?

    Dominican Republic is a destination with rather light or moderate winds.

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