When is the best time to go to Puerto Plata

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Puerto Plata weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Puerto Plata are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Puerto Plata January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
25°C 148mm 6.8hrs 11.9hrs

January in Puerto Plata is generally wet with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Puerto Plata, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

January is in the winter in Puerto Plata and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 28°C (82°F), whilst at night 17°C (63°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 148mm 5.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Puerto Plata February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
25°C 122mm 7.3hrs 12.3hrs

February in Puerto Plata is generally wet with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Puerto Plata, with some very good weather at this time of year.

February is in the winter in Puerto Plata and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 28°C (83°F), whilst at night 17°C (63°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 122mm 4.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Puerto Plata weather in February »

March

Puerto Plata March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 122mm 7.6hrs 12.7hrs

The weather in March in Puerto Plata is characteristically hot, humid and wet.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Puerto Plata, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

March is in the spring in Puerto Plata and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 122mm 4.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Puerto Plata weather in March »

April

Puerto Plata April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 167mm 7.5hrs 13.3hrs

Puerto Plata's weather in April is typically hot, humid and wet in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Puerto Plata, with some very good weather at this time of year.

April is in the spring in Puerto Plata and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 30°C (85°F), whilst at night 18°C (65°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 167mm 6.6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Puerto Plata weather in April »

May

Puerto Plata May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 167mm 7.2hrs 13.8hrs

May is a wet, humid month in Puerto Plata and the temperature is generally hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Puerto Plata for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

May is in the spring in Puerto Plata and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 20°C (67°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 167mm 6.6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Puerto Plata June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 88mm 8hrs 11.9hrs

Puerto Plata's weather in June is typically hot, humid and a little damp in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Puerto Plata.

June is in the summer in Puerto Plata and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 20°C (69°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 88mm 3.5 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day.

Puerto Plata weather in June »

July

Puerto Plata July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 62mm 8.5hrs 12.3hrs

July in Puerto Plata is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Puerto Plata.

July is in the summer in Puerto Plata and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 21°C (69°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 62mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Puerto Plata weather in July »

August

Puerto Plata August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 80mm 8.5hrs 12.7hrs

The weather in August in Puerto Plata is characteristically hot, humid and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Puerto Plata.

August is in the summer in Puerto Plata and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 21°C (69°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 80mm 3.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Puerto Plata weather in August »

September

Puerto Plata September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 107mm 7.4hrs 13.3hrs

Puerto Plata's weather in September is typically hot, humid and damp in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Puerto Plata for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

September is in the fall / autumn in Puerto Plata and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 21°C (69°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 107mm 4.2 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Puerto Plata weather in September »

October

Puerto Plata October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 152mm 7.2hrs 13.8hrs

October is a wet, humid month in Puerto Plata and the temperature is generally hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Puerto Plata for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the fall / autumn in Puerto Plata and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 152mm 6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Puerto Plata weather in October »

November

Puerto Plata November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 241mm 6.5hrs 11.9hrs

November is a very wet, humid month in Puerto Plata and the temperature is generally hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Puerto Plata, with some very good weather at this time of year.

November is in the fall / autumn in Puerto Plata and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 30°C (85°F), whilst at night 19°C (66°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 241mm 9.5 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Puerto Plata weather in November »

December

Puerto Plata December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
25°C 246mm 5.9hrs 12.3hrs

December in Puerto Plata is generally very wet with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Puerto Plata, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

December is in the winter in Puerto Plata and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 28°C (82°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Puerto Plata with around 246mm 9.7 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Puerto Plata weather in December »

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Puerto Plata weather stats

Puerto Plata weather statistics
Hottest month: August 32.2°C 90°F
Driest month: July 62mm 2.4ins
Sunniest month: August 8.5hrs
Coldest month: January 27.5°C 81.5°F
Wettest month: December 246mm 9.7ins
Warmest sea: September 29°C 84.2°F
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