23 MayLocal Time: 11:50 AST UK Time: 16:50 BST
- Sunrise 06:03
- Sunset 19:09
- Moonrise 17:47
- Moonset 04:32
|Temp feels like:||29°c (84.2°f)|
|Length of Day:||11h 02m|
|Pressure:||30.04 " (1017 hpa)|
Average for May: 26°c (78.8°f)
Weather Overview for Santo Domingo
As with most places,
Dry Season: December – April
Humidity is lower in the dry season but as
As one might expect, the dry season is a lot drier than the wet season. However, showers still occur on around seven days in each month. These are short but heavy. Rainfall begins to increase dramatically in April in the lead up to the wet season. Sunshine levels sit at eight hours per day. The water temperature gets to its coolest in February and March at a pleasant 26ºC.
Wet Season: May - November
Temperatures are a couple of degrees higher on average. Between June and September average highs get to 31ºC and lows up to 22ºC. Humidity is slightly higher making the increased temperatures even more uncomfortable. Between August and October the water temperature peaks at 29ºC. Sunshine levels tend to hold till the end of the season when they reduce to seven hours per day which is still very good.
This season is all about rain. Violent, tropical downpours break on around eleven days in each month. As the wet season coincides with hurricane season, not coincidentally, the strength of the storms is governed largely by the Atlantic winds that create the tropical cyclones. If one is threatening to develop then weather on the island can become very severe and if a hurricane passes near the area gale force winds, furious seas and sheets of rain will terrorise the area. Luckily, when it is not raining the sun quickly comes out again and perfect weather prevails.
The last major hurricane to hit