Weather Averages for Punta cana in February
Averages for Punta cana in February
Punta Cana is found on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. This popular holiday resort has a tropical climate with high temperatures and plenty of sunshine throughout the year. February falls within the dry season in Punta Cana and sees very similar weather to January.
During this month, the average temperature for the resort rises as the month progresses, starting at 25°C at the beginning of the month and increasing slightly up to 25.5°C by the end. Daily highs remain the same at 28°C throughout the month, whilst daily lows increase from 22°C to 23°C as the month develops.
In recent times, the highest temperature ever registered in the resort in February is 32°C, whilst the lowest temperature which has ever been recorded in Punta Cana during this month is 17°C.
Because it falls in the middle of the dry season, February sees only a small amount of rainfall when compared to October or November. During this month, the average rainfall for the resort is 49mm (two inches), almost half that of January. This precipitation is spread over an average of four rainy days throughout the month, which means there is very little chance you’ll see any rainfall at all during your holiday.
If you are unfortunate enough to get some of the wet stuff during your stay in Punta Cana, it will most probably be moderate rain or light rain. Rainfall is most likely to occur around February 3rd, when it falls on 32% of days. On the other hand, precipitation is least likely to fall around February 25th when it only happens in 27% of days.
Across February, Punta Cana enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine each day – that’s the same as in January. With so many hours of sunshine, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover the resort and work on your tan by the pool or at the beach.
Over the course of the month, the length of the day remains essentially constant, with a difference of only 25 minutes between the beginning and end of the month. The shortest day of the month is February 1st with 11 hours and 20 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is February 28th or 29th with 11 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.
In February, the sky in Punta Cana is most accurately described as being partly cloudy. Median cloud coverage ranges between 46% on February 1st and 44% on February 22nd.
Over the course of a typical February in Punta Cana, wind speeds usually range from 1 m/s to 7 m/s (light to moderate breeze) almost never exceeding 8 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) tends to occur around February 29th, when the average daily maximum is 7 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) usually happens around February 8th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.
The relative humidity for Punta Cana in February fluctuates between 64% (mildly humid) and 94% (very humid), almost never exceeding 99% or falling below 57%. The air is most often at its driest around February 29th, when the relative humidity levels drop below 67% three days out of every four. On the other hand, February 9th is usually when the air is at its most humid, when the relative humidity levels rise above 91% three days out of four.
The average sea temperature for the resort during this month is 26°C – that’s slightly cooler than in January. Although everyone feels water temperatures differently, almost everyone who visits the island will agree that this is the perfect temperature for swimming, diving and snorkelling.
Dates for the diary
- Although February is packed full of events and festivals, many of the dates for them have yet to be released. Sports lovers won’t want to miss the chance to see the Co-Ed Slo Pitch which is scheduled to take place in February 2015. This baseball tournament is one of the many which are held throughout the Caribbean and are fantastic to watch.
- Throughout February 2015, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is planning on hosting several music concerts. Unfortunately, the dates and details for the concerts have yet to be revealed, but you can expect a fantastic mixture of local and international singers and bands covering all sorts of music genres.
- February 27th marks National Independence Day in Punta Cana. This public holiday celebrates the date in 1844 when the Dominican Republic gained its freedom from Haiti. All sorts of patriotic events are held in honour of this day, with Juan Pablo Duarte tributes, a speech from the president of the Dominican Republic and flags decorating the whole of the resort.
- The Punta Cana IV Tango Festival is scheduled to take place in Punta Cana toward the end of February in 2015. This four-day dance festival is made up of loads of dance performances covering a number of tango variations, including Bachatango, Argentine Tango and Tango Salon. If you’re not interested in tango dancing, there are plenty of other things for you to enjoy, including numerous beach activities and food kiosks.
Things to do
- Punta Cana is one of the best places in the world for water sports, with a huge choice of activities available all-year-round. If you fancy something daring, snorkel along the coral reefs and get to know the giant sting rays and nurse sharks. If you’d prefer something more tame, head to Dolphin Island and swim amongst the friendly mammals.
- Punta Cana Surf School is a fantastic place for amateurs to learn how to ride the waves. This surf school will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to Macao Beach where an instructor and several assistants will guide you through the first stages of the sport and ensure that you will be surfing like a pro in no time. If you’ve got plenty of experience surfing, you can skip the classes and just rent your equipment from their beachside shack.
- For thrills and excitement the whole family will enjoy, book a zip line canopy adventure tour. On this family-friendly day out you’ll soar over the tops of valleys and see some of the most breathtaking tropical scenery on the island. The zip lining tours are led by knowledgeable multilingual tour guides who guarantee you the safest zip lining conditions in the Dominican Republic. There are two different tours to choose from, guaranteeing something for all budgets.
- A trip to Punta Cana isn’t complete without trying the local seafood. Kukua Beach Club offers a range of Spanish and international cuisine, specialising in fresh seafood. Be sure to try the paella – it’s said to be the best in the whole of Punta Cana. If you’re not a fan of seafood, there is a selection of meat and pasta-based dishes available, too.
Where to stay
- The all-inclusive Hotel Be Live Grand Punta Cana is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday on a budget. Suitable for families and couples alike, this five-star hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a great range of facilities for affordable rates. Guests can choose between standard rooms, superior rooms, junior suites and master suites, providing something for everyone. Onsite facilities and services include: bars, restaurants, swimming pools, private beach, water sports and nightly entertainment.
- When it comes to beachside accommodation, it doesn’t get much better than Paradisus Palma Real Resort. Located on Bavaro Beach, this hotel lets kids stay for free, making it a top pick for families. Accommodation is available in the form of junior suites and master suites. There are loads of services and facilities for guests to enjoy onsite, including bars, restaurants, spa, golf course, swimming pool, entertainment programme, babysitting services and gym.
- Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar is another top choice for tourists on holiday in Punta Cana. This popular resort provides accommodation in the form of junior suites and boasts loads of amenities, including swimming pools, bars, restaurants, WiFi access, spa and golf course. The comprehensive all-inclusive option includes unlimited meals in the hotel’s restaurants which serve a variety of international cuisines.