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Punta Cana Weather

Before traveling to Punta Cana you must have at least a basic understanding of the Punta Cana weather to get the most out of your vacation. You don’t want to find yourself in the middle of the rainy season struggling to get some sunlight when you thought you were going to enjoy long hours of sun every day. Also is very important to know when storms are more likely to get close to the area so you can adjust your schedule accordingly. What is the best time to travel to the Punta Cana resorts? That is one of the most common questions we ask ourselves when planning a trip to the Caribbean.

We want to know how is the Punta Cana weather, the temperature and the time. About the weather in Punta Cana, I can say that you can expect short periods of rain that can last from 5 to 15 minutes, usually during the evening. The weather in Punta Cana is fairly constant all year long, with an average temperature of 79°F (26°C).

Because of the tropical weather, it feels like summer all year round. The hottest season begins on April and finishes in November, and during the day the temperature can reach 90°F (32°C). From December to March, the temperatures during the evening are around 68°F (20°C). As you can see, you can go shopping, practice sports or just relaxing on the beach almost any time of the year. And we say "almost", because you need to know that there is a hurricane (storm) season that begins on June 1st and finishes on November 30th. August and September are the peak months for storms and hurricanes, so try to avoid traveling during these months.

Punta Cana Weather Forecast

The best time to travel to Punta Cana is during the middle of November, December, January, February and March because the Punta Cana weather is relatively dry, so it is perfect if you practice outdoor activities.

The month of May could be a good time to travel too, but the temperature will be a little bit higher and also rainy.


Tips for summer vacations

Sunny day - Punta Cana weather in Dominican RepublicWe traveled to Punta Cana during November and we stayed five days. 
During that time, since arriving to the airport the weather was very sunny during the day and the temperature of the climate was cool during the night. I remembered that it rained only one time, at night, and it was for a couple of minutes. 

The weather is good enough to practice any sport and we recommend you to bring an umbrella with you, just in case it rains a little.

What to expect about the weather?

In Spanish - Clima en Punta Cana

January - April: The temperature during these months are cool, especially during mornings and evenings. It is recommended to bring a sweater or jacket to wear during the night. These are the months with the least amount of rainfall in Punta Cana; so they are perfect for lying over the sand and receive the warm rays of the radiant sun.

Punta Cana Rainy Season

May - June: During these months you can expect rainy days from time to time, even though it is more likely to rain in the afternoons and the rain will be "heavier" than in other months.

June - September: June, July, and August are the hottest months of the year, and it is also the peak of the hurricane (storm) season (from June 1 to November 30). Check out the Punta Cana weather frequently during these months and use caution when traveling.

October - November: During November, the chance of getting hit by hurricanes and storms decreases. That is why we recommend you to visit Punta Cana during November (after the 15), December, January, February, March and April.

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