The best times to visit Santo Domingo for ideal weather are

July 2nd to December 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Santo Domingo Travel Info

Weather in Santo Domingo


Average temperatures in Santo Domingo vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 84.7°F (29.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.1°F (21.2°C) at night.

Santo Domingo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Santo Domingo Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 78.2 73.7 69.4
Feb 81.5 75.2 68.4
Mar 82.1 76.1 70
Apr 82.6 76.7 69.9
May 80.9 75.7 69.7
Jun 80.2 75.1 69.7
Jul 79 73.6 68.6
Aug 79.4 73.2 67.8
Sep 80.7 74 67.6
Oct 79.8 73.9 68.1
Nov 78.7 73.5 68.3
Dec 79.9 74.6 69.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.7 23.2 20.8
Feb 27.5 24 20.2
Mar 27.8 24.5 21.1
Apr 28.1 24.8 21.1
May 27.2 24.3 20.9
Jun 26.8 23.9 20.9
Jul 26.1 23.1 20.3
Aug 26.3 22.9 19.9
Sep 27.1 23.3 19.8
Oct 26.6 23.3 20.1
Nov 25.9 23.1 20.2
Dec 26.6 23.7 20.6



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 August, September, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 7 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Santo Domingo (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 69% 0 15.3
Feb 84% 0 18.1
Mar 61% 0 17.3
Apr 66% 0 26.2
May 38% 0 10.2
Jun 39% 0 5.8
Jul 15% 0 2.7
Aug 3% 0 0.5
Sep 13% 0 1.3
Oct 26% 0 4.1
Nov 17% 0 2.2
Dec 28% 0 7.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 69 0 38.9
Feb 84 0 46
Mar 61 0 43.9
Apr 66 0 66.5
May 38 0 25.9
Jun 39 0 14.7
Jul 15 0 6.9
Aug 3 0 1.3
Sep 13 0 3.3
Oct 26 0 10.4
Nov 17 0 5.6
Dec 28 0 19.3


Humidity and Wind

Santo Domingo has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (80.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (86.4%).

Wind in Santo Domingo is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by July and August. September’s average wind speed of around 2.7 knots (3.1 MPH or 5 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 6.2 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Santo Domingo.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 2.4 Barely noticeable 4.3 Light breeze
Feb 2.1 Barely noticeable 4 Light breeze
Mar 1.9 Barely noticeable 4.2 Light breeze
Apr 2.2 Barely noticeable 4.7 Light breeze
May 2.2 Barely noticeable 4.6 Light breeze
Jun 2.3 Barely noticeable 4.5 Light breeze
Jul 2.5 Barely noticeable 4.3 Light breeze
Aug 2.4 Barely noticeable 4.4 Light breeze
Sep 2.7 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
Oct 2.1 Barely noticeable 4.1 Light breeze
Nov 2.1 Barely noticeable 4.1 Light breeze
Dec 2.1 Barely noticeable 4.1 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 86.4%
Feb 80.3%
Mar 81.1%
Apr 80.9%
May 83%
Jun 83.7%
Jul 84.6%
Aug 83.3%
Sep 80.4%
Oct 82.5%
Nov 84.3%
Dec 81.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Santo Domingo?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Ecuador; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Santo Domingo, Ecuador is January, followed by March and May. 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 June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 53.8 in June means 53.8% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Santo Domingo Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.7°F (29.3°C) and 80°F (26.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 12 to 20 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Santo Domingo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 82.4°F (28°C) and 77.4°F (25.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (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 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 76.7°F (24.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 9 to 24 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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