Republic Dominican Republic is a country in the Caribbean Sea on the island of Haiti, located between North and South America. Its area is 48.7 thousand km². The country is washed by waters from three sides: the Atlantic Ocean in the north, the Caribbean Sea in the south and the Mona Strait in the east.
Mountain ranges stretch from northwest to southeast, occupying more than 50% of the territory. In the southwest, about 800 km² covers the Sierra de Baoruco plateau, covered by pine forests.
The Dominican Republic has a maritime and tropical trade wind climate. In August, the highest temperature is set – up to + 33 ° С, and the coldest indicator for the country is about + 22 ° С in January. The climate on the island is characterized by air humidity up to 80% and a large amount of annual precipitation (up to 2000 mm).
The rainy season falls on May-beginning of October, after which dry and warm weather sets in on the island. To plan a vacation in the Dominican Republic, pay attention to the peculiarities of the country’s weather conditions in different months.
Weather in the Dominican Republic in January
When winter fully reigns in our country, the Dominican Republic is ready to receive guests for a beach holiday. During the day, the thermometer stays at +29°C, at night it drops to +20°C. The water temperature is comfortable for swimming up to + 26 ° C, and precipitation in January is unlikely.
Weather in the Dominican Republic in February
February is the height of the tourist season in the Dominican Republic. At night about +20°C, during the day the air warms up to +30°C. The water temperature in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean is +26°C. There are more and more hours of sunshine, and the humidity in February is the lowest for the whole year: there can be about five rainy days. Short precipitation is typical for the evening, until the next afternoon there is not a trace of them.
Weather in the Dominican Republic in March
In March, the weather in the Dominican Republic is ideal for relaxing, swimming and staying on the beach. The thermometer readings this month are higher than in January: during the day +31°С, at night – about +21°С. Off the coast, the water temperature is stable at +26°C. Humidity readings are gradually increasing, although rainy days are still rare in this region.
Weather in the Dominican Republic in April
April is the border between the winter season and the beginning of the summer. Humidity gradually increases, reaching 62%. Rainfall is also on the rise. They fall out mainly in the evening and at night, which does not overshadow the pastime on the beach. Many tourists do not even notice that it was raining during their stay on the island. The temperature during the day stays at +30°C, at night it drops to +21°C. The water in the sea warms up to +27°C and is great for swimming.
Weather in the Dominican Republic in May
May in the Dominican Republic breaks records for the amount of precipitation, which in Santo Domingo (the capital of the republic) falls more than 180 mm. It rains this month approximately once every three days and begins in the evening. If you decide to go on vacation to the Dominican Republic in May, you are provided with 6 hours of sunshine for sunbathing on the beach. The water in the sea is warm – about + 26 ° С… 27 ° С, depending on the coast. The last month of spring is not classified as a low or high season. During the day, the usual indicators here are up to + 30 ° С, at night – about + 22 ° С.
Weather in Dominican Republic in June
During the day, the air warms up to +33°С, and at night the temperature does not fall below +23°С. There are still many tourists this month. The water temperature in the southern part of the island (Caribbean Sea) pleases with +28°C. The water in the Atlantic Ocean is also warm, around +27°C. In June, the country’s humidity rises to 66%, although the amount of precipitation drops to 162 mm. It often rains lightly. There may be intermittent thunderstorms.
Weather in the Dominican Republic in July
In the middle of summer in the Dominican Republic, the weather is hot and humid, nature is preparing for the approach of tropical downpours. Rains begin just after noon and are accompanied by thunderstorms. The air temperature stays at +33°C, dropping to +23°C at night. In the evening hours, with strong humidity, the thermometer is still at high rates. The water in the ocean is ideal for diving (+28°C).
Weather in the Dominican Republic in August
In August, the season of tropical rains begins, thanks to which the island is covered with amazing lush vegetation. The air temperature reaches +32°С during the day and +23°С at night. After sunset, it is still hot, because the water in the ocean, heated to + 29 ° C, additionally warms the air and does not bring significant coolness.
Weather in the Dominican Republic in September
The rainy season peaks in September. The temperature during the day is kept at +31°С…33°С. Swimming in the ocean is quite hot – the water heats up to + 29 ° C. This month, a vacation in the Dominican Republic is recommended for those who tolerate the heat well.
Weather in the Dominican Republic in October
Toward the end of the month, the weather becomes cooler. Rains, although intense, but short, fall most often in the evening. In October, hurricanes in the Dominican Republic are rare. The temperature during the day reaches +31°С, at night – up to +22°С. The water in the ocean is still very warm – about +29°C.
Weather in the Dominican Republic in November
In November, the high season starts in the Dominican Republic. The number of rainy days is 10-11, however, showers are short-lived, start abruptly and end abruptly. To reduce the impact of precipitation on a beach holiday, you should choose the south coast. Here the air during the day is warmed up to + 30 ° C, and the night temperature is + 21 ° C. The water temperature in the sea is about +28°С.
Weather in the Dominican Republic in December
December weather is ideal for relaxing. During the day, the temperature is +30°C, at night – about +21°C. On the sea coast, the thermometer reaches +28 °С. The number of rainy days is negligible, thunderstorms are extremely rare and only at night.