Seasons in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is country of eternal summer, which welcomes its guest all the yearlong with shining sun and constant temperature about +27 °C (80 °F).

The country is known through the world by its prevention of mild tropical climate during all the year. The deference in the weather is mostly about precipitations, but not about the temperature.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Dominican Republic

Spring – is fabulous period with soft and sunny weather. Caribbean winds go to the North and take away with them heavy rainy clouds. The sea is quite and very peaceful. Temperature doesn’t increase above +32 °C (90 °F). Shining sun, which is at this period very comfortable for sunbathes, could be seen all day long.

The climate of the spring months

(Santo Domingo)

March
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +19.5°C (67 °F)
Water t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 43 mm (2.9")
April
Max average t°: +30.5 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +20.5 °C (69 °F)
Water t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 71 mm (2.8")
May
Max average t°: +31 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +21.5 °C (71 °F)
Water t°: +27.5 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 90 mm (3.5")

Spring holidays

Mar 20  March equinox – Season;
Mar Last Thursday - Maundy Thursday - Observance, Christian;
Mar Last Sunday - Good Friday - National holiday, Christian;

May 1    Labor Day - National holiday;
May 27 Mother's Day – Observance;
May 31 Corpus Christi - National holiday;

Summer in Dominican Republic

Summer here begins generally in May and lasts until October. It’s the hottest part of a year. Temperature in these days increase to its maximum +30 °C (86°F)  +35 °C (95°F). At nightfall, the air temperature drops to +22 °C (71-72°F). But since humidity in this season is quite high it’s harder to bear these temperatures.

The May in the Republic is the hottest month of the year. Although the sun is shining brightly you shouldn’t be surprised by unexpected downpour. Usually downpour comes with short-term storms. If you planning summer holidays in the Republic period from beginning of June until the end of July will be the best decision.

Temperature of coastal water in June increases to +29 °C (84-85°F) and it is the right time for swimmers and divers. The only snag is heavy rainfall, but it won’t be a big problem, because mostly the weather in June-July changes at nights and will not disturb your enjoying of the summer holidays in Dominican Republic.

The climate of the summer months

(Santo Domingo)

June
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Water t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 67 mm (2.6")
July
Max average t°: +32 °C (89 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Water t°: +28.5 °C (83 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 108 mm (4.25")
August
Max average t°: +32 °C (89 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation:163 mm (6.4")


Summer holidays

Jun 21    June Solstice – Season;

Jul 29     Father's Day – Observance;

Aug 16   Restoration Day - National holiday;

Autumn in Dominican Republic

Fall in the Republic due to being season of the storms isn’t good period for swimming or taking sunbath. Never the less, temperature is very comfortable, it stands about +27 °C (80°F). From the beginning of November winds and storms go away and the beaches season starts.

The climate of the autumn months

(Santo Domingo)

September
Max average t°: +32 °C (89 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 96 mm (3.8")
October
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (71 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 86 mm (3.4")
November
Max average t°: +30.5 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Water t°: +28.5 °C (83 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 88 mm (3.5")

Autumn holidays

Sep 23   September equinox – Season;

Sep 24   Our Lady of Las Mercedes - National holiday;

Nov 5     Constitution Day - National holiday;

Winter in Dominican Republic

Winter is the most comfortable period in Dominican Republic for swimming and enjoying sunbath. The temperature of coastal water is about +29 °C (84-85°F) and sun is bright all the time all day long. Soft weather stand from November till April.

These are the driest period of the year. The amount of precipitation does not exceed 270 mm. In general, the weather in the Dominican Republic during this period is the most stable. Level of humidity is quite low all this period. Thin layer of snow can be noticed in mountains areas. The most important thing about Dominican’s weather is lack of the winds and heavy rains which makes winter the best period for enjoying Caribbean beaches.

The climate of the winter months

(Santo Domingo)

December
Max average t°: +29.5 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +19.5 °C (67 °F)
Water t°: +27.5 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 58 mm (2.3")
January
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Water t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 39 mm (1.5")
February
Max average t°: +29.5 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Water t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 43 mm (1.7")

Winter holidays

Dec 21   December Solstice – Season;
Dec 24   Christmas Eve – Observance;
Dec 25   Christmas Day - National holiday;
Dec 31   New Year's Eve – Observance.

Jan 1      Monday - New Year's Day - National holiday;
Jan 6      Saturday - Epiphany - National holiday;
Jan 21    Our Lady of Altagracia - National holiday;
Jan 29    Duarte´s Day - National holiday;

Feb 27   Independence Day - National holiday;