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Best time to visit Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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The best time to visit Santo Domingo is February-April

Want to know when to travel to Santo Domingo? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, February-April is the best time to go to Santo Domingo. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

The warmest month of the year in Santo Domingo is August, where the average temperature gets to around 30℃ (87℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (90℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 19℃ (67℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Santo Domingo are usually in October, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Santo Domingo falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Santo Domingo below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

October

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Santo Domingo seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Santo Domingo as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Santo Domingo is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Santo Domingo

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Santo Domingo for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Santo Domingo climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Santo Domingo for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Santo Domingo in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santo Domingo in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santo Domingo in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santo Domingo in April

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santo Domingo in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santo Domingo in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santo Domingo in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Santo Domingo in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Santo Domingo in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Santo Domingo in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santo Domingo in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Santo Domingo in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Santo Domingo in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Santo Domingo is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Santo Domingo is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Santo Domingo is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Santo Domingo, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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