Punta Cana is renowned for its 30-km-long pristine white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Situated at the Dominican Republic’s easternmost tip, it is not only a beautiful destination in the country, but in the entire Caribbean region. Apart from its gorgeous sand beaches, Punta Cana is also famous for its numerous beach resorts, casinos and spas. Punta Cana has emerged as a premier destination in the Caribbean and great favorites with holidaymakers from world over. The city is attracting over 750,000 tourists from different parts of the world every year.
Whether you are visiting Punta Cana for the first time or a frequent visitor, knowing weather conditions in the city should be your first priority. If you have adequate knowledge of the weather beforehand, it will be of great help to ensure smooth travel.
Here are some of the important facts that you need to know about weather in Punta Cana. Punta Cana is blessed with tropical climate. It doesn’t rain here for most part of the year. In fact, over 80 percent of the year Punta Cana remains dry, devoid of rains. As it usually happens with tropical climates, you will be pleasantly surprised to stroll in early morning shower with the rain stopping after a brief while, and even before you realize it has rained you’ll find yourself dry.
The months from December through April are the cool season here as you will discover in Caribbean countries. The temperatures during midday will be in mid 80s, and sometimes it can be windy as well as cool with temperatures in low 70s. Travel during the hurricane season, usually starting from June 1 through November 30, in Punta Cana should be avoided. Though hurricane hitting a specific area on an assigned date is remote, but you should take note of the fact that the Dominican Republic lies in the “hurricane alley” and the possibility of hurricane hitting the country is almost real every year. Major hurricane which last affected the country gravely was during 1998.
Here is a brief account of the weather conditions prevailing in the Dominican Republic each month. Let us keep updated about the weather each month individually.
Weather in January
The month of January is the perfect time to visit Punta Cana. The weather is quite pleasant and comfortable. The temperatures are at its lowest during this month. The temperature in January can be at a maximum of 81 F during the day, while it will be at 71 F during late evenings. The tourists visiting Punta Cana during January take advantage of exploring some of the famous attractions during the daytime. The evenings are pleasant and you can comfortably sleep during night without switching on the air conditioners. If you don’t like humidity and high temperatures, the month of January is surely the best for you to visit the city for sightseeing or spending your holidays.
Weather in February
February is greatly favored by the tourists to explore Punta Cana. The weather is beautiful and is a major attraction for thousands of holidaymakers. Tourists prefer visiting the city during this month as there is little or no rain. Humidity is also little or virtually absent. The temperature during the day can reach a maximum of 81 F, while it will be at a low of 71 F in the evenings. The tourists visiting the city during February love spending great time at the beaches here and enjoy little sunshine.
Weather in March
March is a gala time for vacationers in Punta Cana. This is particularly a great month for the college students going for Spring Break. Most of the college students prefer spending their holidays in Punta Cana because of a nice and warm weather. The temperature during March is typically little over 80 F during the day, while during the night the temperature is as low as nearly 71 F. The tourists from different parts of the world prefer to enjoy their vacations in Punta Cana due to its warm weather. When visiting the city during this month, consider packing your clothes as if you are going for your summer vacations.
Weather in April
April is the beginning of the summer season. The temperature during this month is pleasant, and is unlikely to reach to a maximum of 90 F as it is usually during typical summer months. The mornings as well as evenings during this month are cool, usually in the high 60s F. If you are visiting Punta Cana in April, it will be better to pack a sweater to avoid mornings and evenings chill, if you ever feel so. It is also the ideal month to visit the city as you will be able to avoid the rains as well. However, even though it rains, it will be sweet and brief. This is also the best month to visit if you want to avoid hurricane season, which though doesn’t start until June.
These are only few months discussed here. You will at least be acquainted with some weather facts, and how it would be like when visiting Punta Cana during the months of January, February, March and April.