The Dominican Republic is a tropical, maritime nation. The annual average temperature is 25 °C (77 °F).
TROPICAL CLIMATE all year round
average temperature is 25 °C (77 °F)
At higher elevations the temperature averages 18 °C (64.4 °F) while near sea level the average temperature is 28 °C (82.4 °F). Low temperatures of 0 °C (32 °F) are possible in the mountains while high temperatures of 40 °C (104 °F) are possible in protected valleys. January and February are the coolest months of the year while August is the hottest month. Snowfall can be seen in rare occasions on the summit of Pico Duarte.
The coldest season is between November and April, and the hottest season is between May and October. August is the hottest month.
The wet season along the northern coast lasts from November through January. Elsewhere the wet season stretches from May through November, with May being the wettest month. Average annual rainfall is 1,500 millimetres (59.1 in) countrywide. The driest part of the country lies in the west.