Here’s what you can expect from weather report Dominican Republic
Weather Report Dominican Republic: By Karrie Williams
Like many other Caribbean islands, the Dominican Republic experiences a tropical climate. As such you can expect a weather report for the Dominican Republic to bear elements that are typical of a tropical climate.
This includes a marked wet and dry season annually and the complete absence of a winter season. Perhaps that goes without saying but is still valuable information.
In general, except for when there’s the occasional bad weather at sea such as a cold front etc.; there are very little annual variations experienced in the Dominican Republic’s weather which remains largely constant.
Overall, the wettest areas of the Dominican Republic are Puerto Plata and Samana; the driest are Punta Cana, Bani and La Romana.
More precisely though, here are the dominant features of annual weather patterns in the Dominican Republic.
Temperature: Temperatures are warm year round with high and lows of 34 C or 94 F and 18 C or 66 F, respectively. Usually the warmest months of the year are August and September, with February being the coolest. Please note that the temperatures get much cooler the higher you ascend; so if you are going to be visiting a mountain region, be sure to carry along a sweater as past weather report Dominican Republic has seen these temperatures falling below freezing point.
Rainfall: The wettest months are May and June. Showers mostly occur in short afternoon episodes, although there are some night showers as well. Rainfall is more likely to occur in mountainous areas on a more frequent basis. If you are vacationing on the island and happen to see the Nimbostratus clouds shown in pic start to form in the sky, this is an indicator that a rainfall episode is imminent.
Wind: Historically the breeziest months of the year in weather report Dominican Republic are March and April. The increase in wind velocity experienced at this time does not go un-noticed either; kite flying is a popular sport on the island at this time of the year and you can easily purchase a kite from the throngs of local vendors who line many of the major roadways selling kites at this time. You can expect to experience the greatest wind strength within coastal areas such as Punta Cana.
Hurricane: Ahhh, the dreaded hurricane. Historically, the Caribbean experiences a hurricane season beginning June to November each year. As it relates to weather report Dominican Republic, the island is no stranger to hurricanes or the lesser intense, tropical storm. The last major hurricane to hit the island was Jeanne back in 2004. Jeanne was only a category 1 hurricane and so hit the island as a tropical storm.
The good thing about these hurricane episodes that have affected weather report Dominican Republic is they are spaced out; allowing time to elapse before another major event occurs. To keep abreast of weather changes for the Dominican Republic, just follow the weather channel, which offer advance warnings of hurricane developments in the Caribbean.
So there you have it, the Dominican Republic weather story in a nutshell. I hope this assists you in your travel planning. You can also check out the islands airports here.
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