The weather of the Dominican Republic is basically tropical with lots of sunshine to enjoy the sand and sea. It has an average temperature of 77 degrees all year round. The temperature reaches around 89 to 95 degrees during the summer season, and in the winter months the temperature varies from 75 to 90 degrees. The weather records a lower temperature in the mountain regions. Usually, Dominican Republic’s weather tends to have two rainy seasons. The heaviest rainfall is from May to August. During the months of November and December there is only light rainfall.
The republic’s weather is hot in coastal areas. The northern coast of the Dominican Republic experiences a wet season from October to January. Northeast and eastern region receive heavy rainfall during June-November. The summer starts in June and lasts till September. May through October is wet on the southern coast. The eastern end lying between Bavaro and Punta Cana, experiences a dry period from December to March. The weather on the southeast coast is dry from December to March and is wet during May. Compared to other parts of the country, this region receives a lower annual rainfall. The southwest region tends to have a dry period in July-May and October.
Over the past decade, the country has experienced several tropical hurricanes. Usually, hurricanes come in the months of June to November. August and September are highly prone to hurricanes. Two major storms rocked the country in August 1979 and in September 1998. The Dominican Republic is a well-known tourist destination with sandy beaches, mountains, and casinos. The best time to visit the country are from March to April.
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