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.
Santo Domingo Travel Guide
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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)
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 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.
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 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.
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||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|
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
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.