Punta Cana Water Temperature

Punta Cana is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic. This lovely Island was discovered in December, 1942 by Christopher Columbus on one of his first voyagers He described it as a beautiful Island, paradise with great mountains and valleys.


Aside from all the beauty that it has to offer, the Island is one of the best travel destinations in the world. There is plenty of fun, fine dining and rich culture to take in when you visit Punta Cana.

Punta Cana is a village close to caribbean sea. tropical savanna climate with wet summer would be the climate here. September is the month with the highest water temperature at 84.4°F / 29.1°C. The month with the lowest is March with an average water temperature of 79.2°F / 26.2°C. The avg. air temperature is around 80.8°F / 27.1°C, August is the month with the highest temperature. February is the coolest with 75.7°F / 24.3°C average air temperature. February is the month with the min. precipitation of 1.4in / 34.3mm and September with the max. precipitation in a year with 5.9in / 151mm. If you plan to visit this place, the month January, February, March, April, May, June, July, December, August, September would be the best time.

Punta Cana Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature 82.4 °F / 28 °C
Warmest Month Water Temperature: September with 84.4°F / 29.1°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: March with 79.2°F / 26.2°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: August with 80.8°F / 27.1°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: February with 75.7°F / 24.3°C
Wettest Month: September with 151in / 151mm
Highest Humidity October with 83.2%
Lowest Humidity March with 73.9%
Best Time to Visit: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, December, August, September
Climate Classification tropical savanna climate with wet summer

Punta Cana Water Temperature

Punta Cana,Dominican Republic: The current water temperature 82.4 °F

The temperature is suitable for swimming

Punta Cana water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature

(°F)

ø. Water

Temperature

(°F)

Min. Water

Temperature

(°F)

January

80.4 80.1 79.5

February

79.5 79.3 79.2

March

79.5 79.2 79

April

80.6 80.1 79.5
May 82 81.3 80.6

June

82.8 82.4 81.9

July

83.5 82.9 82.6

August

84 83.7 83.3

September

84.6 84.4 83.8

October

84.4 84.2 83.8

November

83.8 83.1 82.2

December

82.2 81.3 80.6

Punta Cana,Dominican Republic: The current water temperature 28 °C

The temperature is suitable for swimming

Punta Cana water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature

(°C)

ø. Water

Temperature

(°C)

Min. Water

Temperature

(°C)

January

26.9 26.7 26.4

February

26.4 26.3 26.2

March

26.4 26.2 26.1

April

27 26.7 26.4
May 27.8 27.4 27

June

28.2 28 27.7

July

28.6 28.3 28.1

August

28.9 28.7 28.5

September

29.2 29.1 28.8

October

29.1 29 28.8

November

28.8 28.4 27.9

December

27.9 27.4 27
The hottest water temperature typically reached in September with around 84.4°F / 29.1°C. The coldest in March with an average water temperature of 79.2°F / 26.2°C.

Punta Cana Weather Forecast for the next 14 Days

Date Weather High Temp. Low Temp. Rain? Windspeed Precipitation Humidity
Nov 30.
Patchy rain nearby
81 °F
27 °C
63 °F
17 °C
89 %
5.6 mph
9 km/h
0 inch
0.3 mm
75%
Dec 01.
Patchy rain nearby
81 °F
27 °C
64 °F
18 °C
80 %
7.5 mph
12 km/h
0 inch
0.4 mm
77%
Dec 02.
Patchy rain nearby
82 °F
28 °C
64 °F
18 °C
74 %
6.2 mph
10 km/h
0 inch
0.7 mm
77%
Dec 03.
Patchy rain nearby
81 °F
27 °C
63 °F
17 °C
84 %
7.5 mph
12 km/h
0 inch
0.5 mm
71%
Dec 04.
Partly Cloudy
82 °F
28 °C
64 °F
18 °C
0 %
3.7 mph
6 km/h
0 inch
0 mm
70%
Dec 05.
Patchy rain nearby
81 °F
27 °C
61 °F
16 °C
78 %
5.6 mph
9 km/h
0 inch
0.2 mm
73%
Dec 06.
Patchy rain nearby
81 °F
27 °C
61 °F
16 °C
83 %
3.1 mph
5 km/h
0 inch
0.2 mm
74%
Date Weather High Temp. Low Temp. Rain? Windspeed Precipitation Humidity
Dec 07.
Patchy rain nearby
81 °F
27 °C
64 °F
18 °C
84 %
3.7 mph
6 km/h
0.1 inch
2.6 mm
81%
Dec 08.
Partly Cloudy
81 °F
27 °C
64 °F
18 °C
0 %
8.1 mph
13 km/h
0 inch
0 mm
76%
Dec 09.
Patchy rain nearby
81 °F
27 °C
61 °F
16 °C
81 %
8.7 mph
14 km/h
0 inch
0.2 mm
73%
Dec 10.
Patchy rain nearby
81 °F
27 °C
63 °F
17 °C
88 %
6.2 mph
10 km/h
0.1 inch
2.5 mm
79%
Dec 11.
Patchy rain nearby
82 °F
28 °C
63 °F
17 °C
84 %
6.2 mph
10 km/h
0 inch
0.9 mm
74%
Dec 12.
Patchy rain nearby
81 °F
27 °C
63 °F
17 °C
84 %
8.7 mph
14 km/h
0 inch
0.2 mm
76%
Dec 13.
Patchy rain nearby
79 °F
26 °C
63 °F
17 °C
72 %
3.1 mph
5 km/h
0 inch
1.2 mm
77%

Punta Cana weather by month

Max.

Temperature

(°F)

ø.

Temperature

(°F)

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(inch)

Rainy Days

(day)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

80.2 75.9 72.9 43.5 7.9 78%

February

80.8 75.7 72.3 34.3 1.9 75.5%

March

81.9 76.3 72.5 38.4 0.6 73.9%

April

83.1 77.4 73.4 62.2 8.8 77.1%

May

83.8 78.6 75 119.8 19.4 79.9%

June

84.7 80.2 76.6 95.9 18.8 80.6%

July

85.3 80.6 77 101.2 23.1 80.3%

August

85.6 80.8 77.5 132 24.7 81.3%

September

85.6 80.8 77.4 148.6 22.6 82.3%

October

84.6 79.9 76.6 151 0 83.2%

November

83.1 78.3 74.3 114.6 18.5 81.5%

December

81 77 73.9 72.9 9.6 79%
Max.

Temperature

(°C)

ø.

Temperature

(°C)

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(days)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

26.8 24.4 22.7 43.5 7.9 78%

February

27.1 24.3 22.4 34.3 1.9 75.5%

March

27.7 24.6 22.5 38.4 0.6 73.9%

April

28.4 25.2 23 62.2 8.8 77.1%

May

28.8 25.9 23.9 119.8 19.4 79.9%

June

29.3 26.8 24.8 95.9 18.8 80.6%

July

29.6 27 25 101.2 23.1 80.3%

August

29.8 27.1 25.3 132 24.7 81.3%

September

29.8 27.1 25.2 148.6 22.6 82.3%

October

29.2 26.6 24.8 151 0 83.2%

November

28.4 25.7 23.5 114.6 18.5 81.5%

December

27.2 25 23.3 72.9 9.6 79%
February is the most draught at 1.4in / 34.3mm and September the month with the most rain around 5.9in / 151mm. The avg. temperature is around 80.8°F / 27.1°C, August is the hottest month in a year. February is the coolest with 75.7°F / 24.3°C avg. temperature.

Best time to visit Punta Cana

If you are going on vacation, it is suggested that you visit between, the months of December and May as temperatures are hot, yet moderate and there is hardly any rain. The Island experiences high rainfall and is quite humid between the months of June and October.

The chances of witnessing a hurricane between July and October is also extremely high. So take these points into consideration when you deciding when to go. The best way to get here is to take a flight directly to the Punta Cana International Airport as it is also very close to major hotels and would be very convenient for this reason.

Activities around Punta Cana

You can enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving here as the water remains considerably shallow even as you go far out.Punta Cana water temperature is warm for most of the year, especially during December and May.


There are many excursions available to take you to various locations on the Island. You will discover ship wrecks and amazing coral reefs on these excursions among other adventurous activities.

Activities & POI in Punta Cana

Type of Activity List
Beach Playa Juanillo
Attraction Playa Cabo Engau00c3u00b1o, Squalo Tours
Golf Course Catalonia Caribe Golf Course, Corales Golf Course

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