Dominicana – when is rainy and hurricane season?

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What is the weather like in Dominicana? Do one need to be afraid of hurricanes and rain? I will make everything clear!

Do not worry about the weather in Dominicana!

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The weather in Dominicana 2022

The weather in Dominicana is a topic that would significantly interest you. You can find many posts on Facebook groups and forums daily, that are filled with worries about rain during holidays. Many of you take Internet weather forecasts seriously.

Rain? Nothing wrong with it!

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The weather in Dominicana 2022

You need to know that Dominicana is characterized by changing weather. The rain falls are nothing extraordinary here, many of which are quite heavy and appear mainly during the night. Even if the rain happens during the day, it should not spoil your vacation. The fall itself usually lasts for a few minutes, and the rain is warm and pleasant.

The wet season in Dominicana

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The weather in Dominicana 2022

The rainy season in Dominicana lasts between April and November. It can rain more heavily during this period. The showers can be quite heavy, but the water evaporates quickly.

Hurricanes in Dominicana

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Hurricane Fiona Dominicana 2022

The period between June and November is known as a Hurricane Season. The ‘critical time’, which happens when the most factors contribute to hurricane creation, falls on the second week of August until the first week of October. The temperatures are also the highest during this period. The dust from the Sahara makes hurricane creation difficult and it appears in Dominicana very often during summer time.

The Fiona hurricane hit Dominicana during my stay in Las Terrenas and it was a first category hurricane. The residents in Dominicana prepared for it a few days prior. There were lots of queues in the stores. The local government prepared shelters for people whose houses were not safe enough to survive the hit. Fiona, even though it received a first category, left much harm – broken trees, destroyed houses and roads, and torn power lines. Many people were with no access to water and electricity for at least a few days.

☀️Beautiful weather in Dominicana

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Playa Macao – Dominicana 2022

Do not worry about bad weather as there are truly small chances that it will last for your whole stay there,

Dominicana is quite varied when it comes to the weather. The most hot ones are the regions of Santo Domingo and Punta Cana. The average temperature in Dominicana are between 25-35ºC. However in the central part of the country, where the highest peak of Dominicana is located, an eternal spring is ongoing.

Weather in the Dominican Republic – a guide to each month of the year

January

January in the Dominican Republic brings pleasant temperatures ranging between 19 and 28 degrees Celsius. The climate in this month is generally dry with little rainfall. The average rainfall in January is 41 mm. This is the perfect time to explore and relax on the beach. Check out the best beaches in the Punta Cana region! January is the middle of the high season in the Dominican Republic, so you have to expect more occupancy in hotels and tourist attractions.

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Canto de la Playa, Saona – Dominican Republic 2023

February

In February, the weather in the Dominican Republic remains pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 28 degrees Celsius. Humidity is moderate and rainfall is also low. The average rainfall this month is around 44 mm. This is a good time to spend a romantic holiday, for example on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. If you are looking for the right restaurant for a romantic dinner in Punta Cana, visite the Citrus restaurant!

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Citrus, Bávaro – Dominicana 2022

March

March brings slightly higher temperatures, reaching up to 29 degrees Celsius. The weather in the country is still pleasant, although a little more rainfall is beginning to appear. The average rainfall is 46 mm. Don’t worry about the morning rain. In the Dominican Republic, showers are frequent, but they pass just as quickly.

April

April in the Dominican Republic is a month with increasingly higher temperatures, reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius. The weather becomes a bit wetter with more rainfall. The average rainfall in April is about 88 mm. The April and May is the end of the high season in the Dominican Republic. During this time, you can count on a smaller number of tourists in the country.

May

In May, the weather in the Dominican Republic begins to change. Temperatures range between 22 and 31 degrees Celsius, and the humidity is rising. There is a higher risk of tropical storms this month. The average rainfall is 158 mm. On rainy days, you can visit a great Chilean restaurant in Las Terrenas — Empanadas y Mas.

June

June is the beginning of the hurricane season in the Dominican Republic. The weather this month becomes more unpredictable, with frequent rainfall and tropical storms. The average rainfall is 154 mm. Temperatures range between 23 and 31 degrees Celsius. This is the beginning of the hurricane season, so the chance of tropical storms is slightly less.

July

July in the Dominican Republic is a month with high humidity and heavy rainfall. The Dominican Republic’s weather can be unpleasant due to the heat and humidity. The average rainfall reaches 219 mm. The risk of hurricanes is increasing, so it is worth monitoring weather forecasts and government alerts.

August

In August, the weather is similar to July – high humidity, heavy rainfall and the risk of tropical storms and hurricanes. Temperatures can reach as high as 32 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall in August is 231 mm. It is worth to keep in mind possible difficulties related to the weather when planning your holidays this month.

September

September is the month with the highest risk of hurricanes in the Dominican Republic. The weather at this time can be very changeable, with high temperatures (from 23 to 31 degrees Celsius), high humidity and heavy rainfall. The average rainfall is 161 mm. If you are planning to visit the Dominican Republic in September, you must be aware that the weather can change your travel plans very much. You could read about what hurricanes look like in the Dominican Republic above.

October

In October, the weather in the Dominican Republic begins to calm down, although there is still a risk of hurricanes and tropical storms. Temperatures range between 22 and 30 degrees Celsius, and rainfall begins to gradually decrease and is at 164 mm. This is the month when the hurricane season ends and the high season slowly begins. October is definitely a good month to travel, for people who want to avoid crowds of tourists. If you visit Las Terrenas this month, you might be able to see the annual Etno Mix festival, which I really recommend!

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Etno Mix 2022, Las Terrenas – Dominicana 2022

November

November is the month when the weather starts to stabilize. Temperatures drop a bit, hovering between 20 and 29 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is also decreasing, oscillating at 123 mm. In November, the Dominican Republic is increasingly visited by tourists.

December

The weather in the Dominican Republic is pleasant in December, with temperatures ranging from 19 to 28 degrees Celsius. The weather in this month is relatively dry and rainfall is rare, at 62 mm. This is the perfect time to spend Christmastime on the beautiful beaches of the Dominican Republic.

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