Punta cana Weather July Averages, Dominican Republic
What's the weather like in Punta Cana in July
Punta Cana is a popular holiday resort located on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. This resort features a tropical climate, complete with loads of sunshine and boiling temperatures all-year-round. July falls within the wet season in Punta Cana, which means there is a good chance you'll experience a shower or two during your holiday.
Throughout the month, the average temperature for Punta Cana stays constant at 28°C. Daily highs stay constant at 31°C, whilst daily lows also stay the same at 25°C as the month develops.
In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Punta Cana in July is 37°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever registered in the resort during this month is 20°C.
Since it falls within the wet season in Punta Cana, July sees a fair amount of rainfall when compared to April and May. During this month, the average rainfall for the resort is 89mm that's four inches. This rainfall is divided between four rainy days, which means there is only a small chance you'll experience some of the wet stuff during your holiday.
The most common type of precipitation you can expect if you visit Punta Cana in July is thunderstorms. Precipitation most commonly occurs around July 1st and July 11th when it falls on 51% of days. On the other hand, rainfall is least likely to make an appearance around July 30th, when it only falls on 48% of days.
Average Sunshine Hours
Throughout July, Punta Cana enjoys around ten hours of sunshine every day that's one hour more each day than in June. With so many hours of sunshine to take advantage of, you'll have plenty of opportunities to soak up some rays by the pool or at the beach during your holiday.
Across the month, the length of the day is essentially constant, with a difference of only 45 minutes between the first and last day of the month. The shortest day in July is July 31st with 12 hours and 58 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is July 1st with 13 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.
In July, the sky in Punta Cana is best described as being partly cloudy, with a median cloud coverage of 52%. The cloud coverage decreases as the month progresses, dropping from 54% on July 1st down to 52% by July 11th and down again to 51% by July 22nd, before rising slightly up to 52% by July 31st.
Over the course of a typical July in Punta Cana, wind speeds usually range between 1 m/s and 7 m/s (light air to moderate breeze), very rarely rising above 35 m/s (hurricane). The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) most often occurs around July 24th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s (moderate breeze). On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) usually happens around July 1st, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.
Whilst the hurricane season officially begins in June in Punta Cana, the real risk begins at the start of July. Even though the last major hurricane to hit the Dominican occurred in 1998, the resort is found in what is known locally as "hurricane alley" and hurricanes are a serious risk every day between June and November. Hurricanes are quite predictable and you'll normally be notified three-four days in advance if there is going to be one, giving you plenty of notice to change your plans or make precautions if you need to.
The relative humidity for Punta Cana in July fluctuates between 66% (mildly humid) up to 92% (very humid) throughout the month, very rarely falling below 59% or rising above 98%. The air is usually at its driest around July 8th, when the relative humidity levels fall below 70% three days out of four. On the other hand, July 8th is when the air is most often at its most humid, when relative humidity levels rise above 89% three days out of every four.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature for Punta Cana in July is 28°C that's the same as in June. Almost everyone who visits Punta Cana at this time of year agrees that this temperature is ideal for swimming, which is why you'll see so many swimmers and sunbathers on the beaches of Punta Cana at this time of year.
Punta Cana Hotels in July
Carabela Beach Resort & Casino
The all-inclusive Carabela Beach Resort & Casino is a four-star hotel located on the white sandy beach of Punta Cana. The hotel offers many great facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis, bars, restaurants, nightclub and casino and all the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, TV with international channels, and refrigerator.
Now Larimar Punta Cana
When it comes to affordable accommodation in Punta Cana, Now Larimar Punta Cana is a top pick. This hotel is located on the beach and provides accommodation in the form of deluxe rooms and suites, many of which come with superb views. Onsite services and amenities include bars, restaurants, spa, golf, kids' clubs, swimming pools and entertainment.
Alsol Luxury Village
Alsol Luxury Village is another great choice for families and couples looking for low-cost accommodation in Punta Cana. Here you'll find a number of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom suites to choose from, providing something for all group sizes. There are plenty of onsite facilities and services to enjoy onsite, including bars, restaurants, spa, fitness centre, golf course and entertainment.
Bars and Restaurants
For a casual relaxed environment visit Blue Marlin. The service provided here is of great quality, just like the food. Make sure you book before coming visiting as it's always popular, especially with guests staying in the hotel. Order the fresh catch of the day for a taste sensation or a Dominican speciality dish. Enjoy your meal overlooking the Caribbean. If you prefer sitting inside a blue-tiled fireplace decorates the back of the bar.
Bar Trattoria Mamma Luisa
When it comes to evening entertainment, you can have a great night out at Punta Cana's bars and restaurants. Bar Trattoria Mamma Luisa is a wonderful place to fulfil a desire for fresh pasta or homemade pizza. This Italian restaurant serves authentic dishes which are sure to please even the fussiest eaters.
Things to do in Punta Cana in July
Punta Cana is known for its stunning beaches which are the perfect places to relax and enjoy the Caribbean sunshine. After a few hours of topping up your tan, head to the nearest water sport kiosk to rent a sail boat, hire a jet ski or discover the hidden underwater treasures on a scuba diving or snorkelling trip. Many all-inclusive resorts provide a number of water sports within their programme, so be sure to check with your hotel before you pay at a water sport kiosk.
If you'd like to see more of the aquatic creatures, book yourself into a Marinarium shark and ray experience excursion. On this trip you have the opportunity to swim along the biggest coral reef in Punta Cana, getting up-close and personal with giant sting rays and friendly nurse sharks. The excursion also includes a scenic cruise, a trip to the Marinarium and exotic cocktails. If swimming with sting rays and sharks sounds a bit much for you, there are plenty of other excursions to choose from, including Reef Explorer and Discovery Cruise.
Punta Blanca Golf Course
With so many spectacular golf courses in Punta Cana, golf enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice. The Punta Blanca Golf Course is great for anyone looking for a challenging game. This course meanders through natural wetland, large waste bunkers and tropical vegetation, providing an interesting game for all. In addition to the golf course, Punta Blanca Golf Course also features a club house complete with bar, restaurant, pro-shop and swimming pool.
Dates for the diary
The Punta Cana Tennis Camp continues on through July in Punta Cana, up until the end of August 2014. Although the official dates haven't been released yet, the events are expected to take place at PuntaCana Resort & Club. The sporty programme will include a comprehensive camp for adults and children to attend and the lessons will be given by staff working under the guidance of the professional tennis player, Felix De Los Santos.
Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro
Between July 4th and 5th in 2014, the Independence Day Weekend Celebration will be held at Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro. This event is held in honour of the Fourth of July American celebrations and is great fun for all hotel guests to enjoy. The programme hasn't been set in stone yet, but it's expected to include musical concerts, themed entertainment and American food.
Punta Cana Tri Sport Summer Fest
Although the dates have yet to be revealed, the Punta Cana Tri Sport Summer Fest is scheduled to take place toward the end on July in 2014. This sporty event will be held at the PuntaCana Resort & Club and will be comprised of loads of different events, including: Olympic distance triathlon, Olympic distance duathlon, sprint distance triathlon and duathlon sprint distance.