The climate in the Dominican Republic

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of 7 weather stations.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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Climate zone: tropics
High humidity and hot temperatures make the weather in the Dominican Republic 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. The warmest and at the same time rainiest region is Enriquillo. The coldest is Yuma. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from January to March. Most precipitation falls from May to November.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in the Dominican Republic
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Water temperatureWater temperatures in the Dominican Republic
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in the Dominican Republic
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in the Dominican Republic

Regions in the Dominican Republic

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.
max Ø day
min Ø night
Cibao31.8 °C22.4 °C2,774 h113 1,478 l83.0 %
El Valle31.2 °C23.1 °C2,774 h130 1,256 l83.0 %
Enriquillo33.6 °C21.1 °C112 1,146 l
Higuamo31.4 °C23.4 °C2,774 h132 1,420 l83.0 %
Ozama31.3 °C23.4 °C2,774 h125 1,416 l83.0 %
Valdesia31.9 °C22.9 °C2,555 h124 1,358 l83.0 %
Yuma30.3 °C23.4 °C3,030 h142 1,117 l82.0 %

Temperature records of the last 61 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1961 to August 2022 was reported by the Puerto Plata Airp weather station. In March 2019 the record temperature of 39.8 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 6 weather stations in the Dominican Republic , was recorded in 2019 with an average temperature of 29.0 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 27.9 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 33.7 °C.
The coldest day in these 61 years was reported by the weather station Santo Domingo. Here the temperature dropped to 11.9 °C in January 2008. Santo Domingo lies at an altitude of 14 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1965 with an average temperature of 23.1 °C. In the Dominican Republic, it is usual to have about 1.7 degrees more at 24.8 °C for this three-month period.
The most precipitation fell in November 2016. With 34.9 mm per day, the Puerto Plata Airp weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 61 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data of the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level. Thus, if a disproportionate number of weather stations are located in a small area, their number does not affect the national average.
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