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Dominican Republic


Dominican Republic
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Dominican RepublicGermany
Climate zoneTropicsTemperate zone
Latitudes19° 53' N to 17° 48' N55° 1' N to 47° 25' N
Distance to equator2,000 - 2,200 km5,300 - 6,100 km
Annual valuesDominican RepublicGermany
Ø Daytime maximum temperature31.60 °C13.80 °C
Ø Daily low temperature22.80 °C5.6 °C
Ø Water temperature27.30 °C9.9 °C
Ø Humidity83 %79 %
Precipitation1,307 mm708 mm
Rain days122.4 days118.8 days
Hours of sunshine2,811 hrs.1,716 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in the Dominican Republic are reached in September with an average of 33.2 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, with an average of just 30.1 °C. In Germany, July is the warmest month, with 24.0 °C. There, it is coolest in January with an average of 3.4 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In the Dominican Republic, temperatures drop as low as 20.8 °C in February. The warmest nights are in July at 24.2 °C. In Germany, it is coolest at night in January at -1.4 °C and warmest in July at 13.4 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 8.1 to 9.4 °C in the Dominican Republic and 4.7 to 10.6 °C in Germany.

Water temperatures


The humidity of the air depends to a large extent on the air temperature. The warmer the air, the more water it can absorb. At a temperature of 25°C it is 23 grams per cubic meter, at 30 degrees it is already 26 grams. Therefore, the air humidity is given as a relative value to the temperature-dependent maximum amount. It becomes unpleasant when high humidity is combined with high temperatures.


Humidex is an approximate, sensed temperature calculated on the basis of air temperature, dew point and humidity. It was developed in 1965 by the Canadian meteorologists J. M. Masterton and F. A. Richardson. Since the wind speed is ignored here, it is not very meaningful in areas below approx. 15°C. Above that, it is more reliable, since at higher temperatures humidity plays a greater role than wind.

Rain days per month

By definition, a rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. May brings the most rainy days (13.3) in the Dominican Republic. With an average of only 7.7 days, January is the friendliest. In Germany, it rains most often in January with 12.3 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) in the Dominican Republic occurs in August, when about 5.1 liters per square meter fall per day. In Germany, the average amount of precipitation ranges from 1.2 liters per day in April to 2.6 in July. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 11.5 rainy days in the Dominican Republic in August, each of them accounts for about 13.4 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 2,811 hours of sunshine per year, the Dominican Republic is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (8.5 per day) are in March. Germany falls into second place with only 1,716 hours. There the sun is visible in December for only 1.3 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In December, the day in the Dominican Republic is only 11.1 hours long. In June, on the other hand, it is 13.3 hours. In Germany, it is 8.1 hours in December and 16.6 in June.
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