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Monthly Weather Averages in Punta Cana

Many people time their vacation to the Dominican Republic around the weather patterns. The most popular times to travel to the Dominican Republic are the late winter and early spring months of February, March, and April. At this time of year, the average temperature during the day ranges 82-86 °F or 28-30 °C. The temperature at night drops to about 65-72 °F or 18-22 °C on average. There is also less rainfall during these months. This seems to be about perfect for some people.

However, if you are looking for higher temperatures, your best bet are the months of June and July and it rains less during these summer months than in the fall. December and January are pretty dry on average as well and the temperatures still quite warm if you are staying on the coast, as most tourists do. This is probably why an increasing number of people are visiting the Dominican Republic during their winter break and Christmas holidays.

While the weather in Punta Cana is usually relatively stable, "El Nino" and "La Nina" effects can cause annual variations in climate; the former raises the temperature slightly, while the latter sees it fall lower than usual. There are also variances in rainfall.

1. The Weather in January

The temperatures in January go in the day-time up to 27 °C, at night they drop to a pleasant 22°C. Bring some warmer clothes for the evenings.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
81 °F72 °F22 inch10 days9 hours81 °F
27 °C22 °C56 mm10 days9 hours27 °C
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2. The Weather in February

February is in the mid of the dry season. Plenty of sunshine, moderate temperatures and hardly any rain. It can be a bit chilly late evenings and early mornings. February is high season in Punta Cana and resort prices tend to be high.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
82 °F72 °F15.2 inch8 days9 hours79 °F
27 °C22 °C38 mm8 days9 hours26 °C

3. The Weather in March

In March it starts to warm up again. During the days it is an average of 28 °C and the evenings average 23 °C. It is still dry season so more then a few drops of rain is very unlikely.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
82 °F73 °F19 inch8 days9 hours79 °F
28 °C23 °C48 mm8 days9 hours26 °C

4. The Weather in April

April has the same temperatures as March (28 / 23 °C), but it is the final month of the dry season. Especially towards the end of the month you can see more rain. The humidity hikes up and it feels a lot warmer.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
82 °F73 °F30 inch8 days10 hours81 °F
28 °C23 °C76 mm8 days10 hours27 °C

5. The Weather in May

Punta Cana has two wet seasons. May is one of the wetter months. It will rain on some days and the humidity goes up. The weather is generally hot and humid throughout this month, with temperatures ranging from 29°C to 24°C,

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
84 °F75 °F70 inch11 days9 hours81 °F
29 °C24 °C178 mm11 days9 hours27 °C

6. The Weather in June

The first rainy season end mids June, but the temperature goes up once again. The mid-day average in June is 30°C, while at night it hardly drops below 24 °C. Make sure you pack light clothes, but also count on rain.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
86 °F75 °F60 inch11 days9 hours82 °F
30 °C24 °C152 mm11 days9 hours28 °C

7. The Weather in July

The hot and humid season is there... July is generaly fairly dry, beside some heavy showers that mostly only last up to a hour. The maximum temperature averages 30 °C and the minimum temperature is around 25 °C. Pack light clothes, suitable for hot weather.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
86 °F77 °F60 inch13 days10 hours82 °F
30 °C25 °C152 mm13 days10 hours28 °C
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8. The Weather in August

The heat continues into August and the second, more serious wet season starts (this season lasts until the end of November). Humidity goes up again and temperatures range between °C and 25 °C. Pack very light clothes.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
86 °F77 °F64 inch13 days10 hours84 °F
30 °C25 °C163 mm13 days10 hours29 °C

9. The Weather in September

The weather in this month in Punta Cana is similar to August. September is also the month of more serious hurricane activity. When a hurricane passes or with a tropical storm you can have two - three days overcast weather with some rain. On some days the heat and humidity can become unpleasant when you leave the beach stip where there is always a refreshing breeze.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
86 °F77 °F67 inch14 days9 hours84 °F
30 °C25 °C172 mm14 days9 hours29 °C

10. The Weather in October

At the end of October the is starts to cool down a bit, the temperatures stiill reach an average of 29 °C during day time and it stays 24 °C, but the humidity goes down a bit making is feel a bit cooler. Be sure to pack light, airy clothing.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
84 °F75 °F64 inch15 days9 hours84 °F
29 °C24 °C165 mm15 days9 hours29 °C

11. The Weather in November

The second wet season ends in November. The humidity goes down, making it more pleasant. And the hurricane season comes to its end. Now the 'endless' sunshine days start again.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
84 °F77 °F44 inch12 days8 hours82 °F
29 °C24 °C112 mm12 days8 hours28 °C

12. The Weather in December

The dry season starts in December with temperatures between 28°C and a pleasant 23°C. Mind you that for some reason the weather during Christmas always is unstable. It even can give some showers then.

High Temp.Low Temp.Rainfall Days with Rain Hrs. Sunshine Temp. Seawater
82 °F73 °F25 inch11 days8 hours81 °F
28 °C23 °C63 mm11 days8 hours27 °C