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Climate in the Yuma
(Dominican Republic)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


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


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Yuma is the coldest region in the Dominican Republic with an average high temperature of only 30°C. 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 September. Most precipitation decrease from October to November.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Yuma
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, March is the sunniest month in the region of Yuma. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Yuma
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 15 rainy days, October offers the most number of rainy days, and in September the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Yuma
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 1.7 mm, the least rain falls in March. November, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Yuma
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 Yuma are in September, when the water is 29 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Yuma
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 83%, January is the most uncomfortable. In March, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Yuma
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 Yuma.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Yuma
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 Yuma

Most important cities in the region »Yuma«

Alone 2 cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 50 km and over 70 km from north to south.

It consists of the three provinces El Seíbo, La Altagracia and La Romana.


CityPopulationGeo position
Salvaleón de Higüey147,97818° 36' 54"N68° 42' 29"W
La Romana127,62318° 25' 38"N68° 58' 22"W
Santa Cruz de El Seibo23,54718° 45' 56"N69° 2' 20"W
Miches9,27318° 59' 1"N69° 2' 51"W
Guaymate6,22418° 35' 17"N68° 58' 43"W
Otra Banda6,07118° 39' 1"N68° 39' 46"W
San Rafael del Yuma5,28518° 25' 48"N68° 40' 26"W
Boca de Yuma1,99118° 22' 42"N68° 36' 32"W
Pedro Sánchez1,62118° 51' 49"N69° 6' 31"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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