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Climate in the Cibao
(Dominican Republic)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from three measuring weather stations in Cibao.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather at times pleasant but also tropical humid. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 28 degrees. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from April to June. Most precipitation decrease from May to December.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Cibao
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 9 hours per day, April is the sunniest month in the region of Cibao. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Cibao
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 13 rainy days, November offers the most number of rainy days, and in June the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Cibao
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 2.5 mm, the least rain falls in February. November, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Cibao
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in Cibao are in July, when the water is 28 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Cibao
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 86%, October is the most uncomfortable. In April, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Cibao
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is exceeded throughout the year in Cibao.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Cibao
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Cibao

Most important cities in the region »Cibao«

The region has a west-east extension of about 250 km and over 120 km from north to south.

It consists of the 14 provinces Dajabón, Duarte, Espaillat, Hermanas Mirabal, La Vega, María Trinidad Sánchez, Monseñor Nouel, Monte Cristi, Puerto Plata, Samaná, Santiago, Santiago Rodríguez, Sánchez Ramírez and Valverde.


CityPopulationGeo position
Santiago de los Caballeros691,26219° 27' 6"N70° 41' 49"W
San Francisco de Macorís124,76319° 18' 4"N70° 15' 9"W
Puerto Plata118,49619° 47' 36"N70° 41' 18"W
Concepción de La Vega104,53619° 13' 19"N70° 31' 46"W
Bonao68,60218° 56' 13"N70° 24' 33"W
Moca65,44519° 23' 37"N70° 31' 34"W
Mao48,29719° 33' 7"N71° 4' 41"W
Salcedo45,29919° 22' 39"N70° 25' 3"W
Esperanza42,16919° 35' 5"N70° 59' 6"W
Cotuí41,64119° 3' 10"N70° 8' 58"W
Nagua33,86219° 22' 60"N69° 50' 51"W
Villa Bisonó33,13719° 33' 50"N70° 52' 33"W
Jarabacoa29,98319° 7' 1"N70° 38' 9"W
Constanza29,48118° 54' 33"N70° 44' 42"W
Tamboril23,30419° 29' 7"N70° 36' 40"W
Río Grande20,15419° 40' 0"N70° 46' 0"W
San Fernando de Monte Cristi17,00119° 50' 54"N71° 38' 45"W
Dajabón16,39819° 32' 56"N71° 42' 30"W
Sabaneta16,38019° 28' 41"N71° 20' 29"W
Salsipuedes11,67519° 24' 20"N70° 22' 47"W
Villa Vásquez11,64219° 44' 28"N71° 26' 47"W
Samaná11,43219° 12' 20"N69° 20' 13"W
Sánchez11,36519° 13' 41"N69° 36' 49"W
Las Matas de Santa Cruz10,21819° 40' 16"N71° 30' 17"W
Villa González10,17719° 32' 26"N70° 47' 19"W
Fantino10,02419° 7' 17"N70° 17' 59"W
San José de Las Matas9,85319° 20' 21"N70° 56' 17"W
Las Guáranas9,58619° 11' 35"N70° 12' 30"W
Pimentel9,55019° 11' 3"N70° 6' 32"W
Río San Juan8,98319° 38' 38"N70° 4' 35"W


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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