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Dominican Republic – Best time to go

Best time to visit Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic enjoys a warm, tropical climate all year round, experiencing highs of 32°C in July, August and September and average humidity levels of 79–83%. The driest months are December to March while May to November usually consists of sunshine plus brief, heavy showers.  

Best times to visit

Dry Season

The Dominican Republic boasts a year-round tropical climate, but the dry season runs from December to April. This is the most popular time to go thanks to cooler, more comfortable temperatures and plentiful sunshine–perfect holiday weather.  

Rainy Season

May to November is the hottest, wettest, most humid time of year, but you can still enjoy good weather. Heavy downpours pass quickly, making way for the sun. The island is most at risk from hurricanes in August and September.

Favourite Season

Our favourite time to visit the Dominican Republic is in the drier months of mid December to April. The island will be slightly busier at this time, but that also means more options in terms of activities, nightlife, and excursions. 

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
26ºC
72mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
26ºC
47mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
27ºC
63mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
27ºC
78mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
28ºC
140mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
28ºC
102mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
28ºC
144mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
28ºC
172mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
28ºC
161mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

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Dominican Republic
28ºC
149mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
27ºC
130mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dominican Republic
26ºC
74mm