October Weather Averages for Punta cana, Dominican Republic

What's the weather like in Punta Cana in October

Temperature

Punta Cana is located on the eastern side of the Dominican Republic. This coastal holiday resort is popular with couples and families alike and is known for its tropical climate which features high temperatures and loads of sunshine all-year-round. October falls toward the end of the wet and hurricane seasons in Punta Cana, which means there is a good chance you'll experience a fair bit of rainfa...

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  • Temperature Temperature 27°C 81°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 32°C 89°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 23°C 74°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 110 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 7 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F

Daily October Averages for Punta cana

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What's the weather like in Punta Cana in October

Temperature

Punta Cana is located on the eastern side of the Dominican Republic. This coastal holiday resort is popular with couples and families alike and is known for its tropical climate which features high temperatures and loads of sunshine all-year-round. October falls toward the end of the wet and hurricane seasons in Punta Cana, which means there is a good chance you'll experience a fair bit of rainfall and strong winds during your holiday.

Throughout the month, the average temperature for Punta Cana gradually drops, falling from 27.5°C on October 1st down to 27°C by October 31st. Daily highs change in a similar way, falling from 31°C down to 30°C as the month develops, whilst daily lows stay constant at 24°C.

In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Punta Cana during October is 36°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever registered in the resort during this month is 18°C.

Rainfall

Since this month falls within the wet season in Punta Cana, October sees quite a lot of rainfall when compared to January of February. During this month, the average rainfall for the resort is 110mm – that's four inches. This rainfall is spread out across an average of seven rainy days, which means there is quite a good chance you'll experience some of the wet stuff during your holiday. If your break is affected by precipitation, it will most likely be heavy and over with quite quickly.

Storms

The most common type of precipitation Punta Cana experiences in October is thunderstorms, followed by light rain and then moderate rain. Precipitation is most likely to occur around October 7th, when it makes an appearance on 65% of days. On the other hand, precipitation is least likely to fall around October 31st, when it only occurs in 55% of days.

Despite the fairly high amount of rainfall, Punta Cana enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine every day in October – that's the same as in September. With so many hours of sunshine to take advantage of every day, you'll have loads of time to soak up the sun by the pool or at the beach and work on your tan.

Average Sunshine Hours

Across the month, the length of the day in the resort is slowly decreasing, with a difference of 30 minutes between the start and the end of October. The shortest day of the month is October 31st, with 11 hours and 27 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is October 1st with 11 hours and 57 minutes of daylight.

In October, the sky Punta Cana is most accurately described as being partly cloudy, with a median cloud coverage of 51%. This median starts off at 51% on October 1st and drops down to 50% by October 31st.

Wind

Over the course of a usual October in Punta Cana, typical wind speeds fluctuate between 0 m/s and 6 m/s (calm to moderate breeze), very rarely exceeding 19 m/s (gale). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) tends to happen around October 26th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) usually occurs around October 12th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.

October falls toward the end of the hurricane season in Punta Cana. Even though the last major hurricane hit the Dominican Republic in 1998, there is an ever-present risk of one every day between June and November. Fortunately, hurricanes can usually be predicted well in advance, so you'll normally be given three-four days' notice when one is about to arrive, giving you plenty of time to change your holiday plans or take precautions if necessary.

Humidity

The relative humidity for Punta Cana in October ranges between a mildly humid 65% and a very humid 95%, rarely dropping below 55% or reaching 100%. The air is most often at its driest around October 4th, when the relative humidity levels drop below 70% three days out of every four. October 5th is usually when the air is at its most humid, when the relative humidity levels exceed 92% three days out of every four.

Average Sea Temperature

The average sea temperature for Punta Cana in October is 29°C – that's the same as in August and September. Although everyone feels water temperatures differently, almost everyone will agree that this is the perfect temperature for all sorts of aquatic activities, including swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Punta Cana Hotels in October

Melia Caribe Tropical is perfect for families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday. Here you'll find accommodation in the form of junior and master suites, some of which come with whirlpools. Onsite services and facilities include bars, restaurants, swimming pools, fitness centre, golf course, casino and tennis courts.

NH Punta Cana is one of the best places in the resort for holidaymakers on a budget. This affordable hotel provides guests with access to standard and accessible rooms, each of which is well-equipped. There is a handful of amenities and services available onsite, including café, restaurant, cocktail lounge, snack bar, WiFi access and free parking.

If you have a bit more cash to splash, check out the Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro. Here you can choose between suites and villas, some of which come with Jacuzzis. There are loads of services and facilities to enjoy onsite, such as bars, restaurants, swimming pools, kids' club, spa, gym and free WiFi access. 

Punta Cana Beach for October

Bavaro Beach lines many nearby hotel resorts, but can also be accessed by anyone. This beach features stunning white and beautifully clean waters which is ideal for swimming. The popular beach also provides opportunities for those wanting to partake in windsurfing, kayaking, diving and other water sports.

Relax with a cocktail and admire the beautiful palm trees, as well as witnessing a romantic beach wedding, an unsurprisingly common sighting on this magnificent beach!

Bars and Restaurants

La Yola restaurant consists of an impressive harbour side location, and serves wonderful fresh dishes. The ambience and service is excellent, which is partly why this restaurant is so popular. The fresh, baked lobster is delicious and served only when in season. Try the Dominican stew, bursting with flavour, or the many dishes which feature plantain, giving the dishes a tropical sweetness.

Citrus Restaurant in Los Corales Playa Turquesa is a great pick for variety! Choose from fresh fish dishes, steak, pasta and sushi. Although not Michelin star, this eaterie provides generous portions at affordable prices, and with friendly and polite service.

When it comes to nightlife, the Hard Rock Cafe is the place to go if you want buzzing live entertainment complemented by rock-themed surroundings and great food. This well-known restaurant features an outstanding American menu with something to suit all tastes. Choose from smokehouse sandwiches, burgers, salads, fish dishes and an impressive dessert menu, featuring a delectable apple cobbler with ice cream, molten chocolate cake or sublime Oreo cheesecake. 

When it comes to evening entertainment, why not mix with the locals at Soles Chill Out Bar. Here you can savour a fantastic meal washed down with a few mojitos whilst you enjoy the fantastic sea view. This bar-restaurant boasts an amazing atmosphere and regularly hosts incredible beach parties in the evening which everyone is invited to.

Things to do in Punta Cana in October

Punta Cana is one of the best places in the world when it comes to water sports, with a huge variety of activities to choose from. Learn to ride the waves like a pro with the help of the Macao Surf Camp. This surf school will pick you up from your hotel, for a small fee, and take you to Macao Beach where you'll be led through the first stages of surfing by a qualified instructor and several assistants. If you're familiar with surfing and don't need any lessons, you can take advantage of their rental service and hire a board for a low rate from their beachside kiosk.

Treat yourself to an afternoon of pampering at one of the many spas in Punta Cana. Most of the spas are found within luxury resorts, such as the Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa which offers affordable packages for people staying at other hotels. This spa is the perfect place to unwind with hydrotherapy, Swedish and steam saunas and cold plunge pools. There are loads of beauty treatments available, including facials, body treatments, massages and treatments for teens and kids.

If spas aren't your thing, how about a relaxing round of golf. La Cana Golf Course is one of the most popular in the resort and offers challenging greens complemented by breathtaking sea views. In addition to the course, La Cana Golf Course also features a club house, bar, grill, beverage service, practice areas and caddies.

Dates for the Diary

October is a great month to visit Punta Cana, when there are loads of things to see and do. The month kicks off with the NNGA National Golf Tournament, which takes place between October 8th and October 12th. This sports event is held at the golf course at the Hard Rock Café Punta Cana each year and is a must for avid golfers.

On October 12th, the whole of Punta Cana celebrates Dominican Identity (Race Day). This public holiday is held in honour of the different nationalities and cultures which make up the Dominican Republic – mainly African, Spanish, French and the indigenous people who lived in the country before Christopher Columbus arrived.

In October, the Barceló Bávaro Beach hosts the Line Dance Family. During this energetic dance event, Chris Blues will provide the music and Nichol Poyntz will be holding the dance workshops. Since this is an adults-only hotel, children will not be allowed to join in with the activities, making the event perfect for adults who want a fuss-free day.

Throughout October, the Monday Night Football Tailgate Parties continue at the Breathless Resort and will give American football enthusiasts the perfect place to take it easy and watch the game. Each match is shown on a large screen and the parties are completed by plenty of food and drinks to enjoy.

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