The best times to visit Dominican Republic for ideal weather are
November 26th to April 22nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Dominican Republic Travel Guide
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Weather in Dominican Republic
Average temperatures in Dominican Republic vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 20th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Dominican Republic, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.1°F (23.9°C) at night.
Dominican Republic Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Dominican Republic Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Dominican Republic Perceived Temperature (F)
Dominican Republic Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Dominican Republic Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dominican Republic are March, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.
When can you find snow in Dominican Republic? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Dominican Republic.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dominican Republic (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Dominican Republic has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (70.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (77.6%).
Wind in Dominican Republic is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by July and March. April’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early August where average top sustained speeds reach 12.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dominican Republic.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||6.5||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.4||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|May||7.1||Gentle breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.9||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.1||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.8||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.8||Light breeze||10.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.4||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Dominican Republic?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the Dominican Republic; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 28, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Dominican Republic is October, followed by May and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Dominican Republic in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Dominican Republic Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.6°F (31.4°C) and 84.6°F (29.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Dominican Republic, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.8°F (32.7°C) and 86.2°F (30.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 5 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Dominican Republic to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.
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