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The climate of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Santo Domingo is located on the south coast and is the capital of the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo is also the largest city on the island. In 1930 the city was heavily damaged by a hurricane. Santo Domingo is situated on the River Ozama and is the largest and most important port in the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo is the first and oldest city in the so called new world. Santo Domingo has many buildings that originate from different eras; a walk through the city feels a bit like time traveling. Santo Domingo has the largest botanic garden in the Caribbean. The city has everything to offer you may expect from a metropolis. Several casinos and theatres can be found here as well.
Santo Domingo has a tropical savannah climate. The average temperature varies little in the city. An ever present tropical wind is responsible for a tempering effect. The sweltering heat and high humidity figures you may expect from a tropical climate are tempered by these winds. The months of December and January are the coldest and the months of July and August are the warmest in Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo gets 1445 millimeters of rain on average per year. The driest months are from January till April. However, even during these months rain falls on a frequent basis. Bear in mind that tropical depressions and hurricanes are not uncommon during the summer.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Santo Domingo:

temperature (įC)


temperature (įC)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (įC)
January 29 19 8 9 27
February 30 19 8 7 26
March 30 20 8 7 26
April 31 21 8 7 27
May 31 22 8 11 27
June 31 22 8 11 28
July 32 23 9 13 28
August 32 23 9 13 29
September 32 22 8 13 29
October 32 22 7 15 29
November 31 21 7 12 28
December 30 20 7 10 27
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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