The best times to visit Santo Domingo for ideal weather are
January 15th to April 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Santo Domingo Travel Guide
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Weather in Santo Domingo
Average temperatures in Santo Domingo vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 10th 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 Santo Domingo, the hottest months are September, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 91.4°F (33°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.5°F (24.2°C) at night.
Santo Domingo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Santo Domingo 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.
Santo Domingo Perceived Temperature (F)
Santo Domingo Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Santo Domingo 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 Santo Domingo are March, February, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late March. For example, on the week of March 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.
When can you find snow in Santo Domingo? 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 Santo Domingo.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Santo Domingo (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
Santo Domingo has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (73.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (79.4%).
Wind in Santo Domingo is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late August where average top sustained speeds reach 7.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Santo Domingo.
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||4.4||Light breeze||6.7||Light breeze|
|Feb||4.6||Light breeze||6.7||Light breeze|
|Mar||4.7||Light breeze||6.8||Light breeze|
|Apr||4.5||Light breeze||6.7||Light breeze|
|May||4.1||Light breeze||6.3||Light breeze|
|Jun||4.1||Light breeze||6.3||Light breeze|
|Jul||4.3||Light breeze||6.4||Light breeze|
|Aug||4.4||Light breeze||6.6||Light breeze|
|Sep||4.3||Light breeze||6.2||Light breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||6.2||Light breeze|
|Nov||4.2||Light breeze||6.1||Light breeze|
|Dec||4.5||Light breeze||6.6||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Santo Domingo?
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 Santo Domingo, 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 Santo Domingo 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 Santo Domingo Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 86.1°F (30.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 8 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 the most precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Santo Domingo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.1°F (32.8°C) and 88°F (31.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 8 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 Santo Domingo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 86°F (30°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.
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