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. September is the month with the highest water temperature at 84.4°F / 29.1°C.
The coldest month is March with an average water temperature of 79.2°F / 26.2°C.
February is the driest at 1.4in / 34.3mm and September the wettest month with 5.9in / 151mm.
With an average air temperature of 80.8°F / 27.1°C, August is the warmest month in a year. February is the coldest with 75.7°F / 24.3°C average air temperature.
The Climate is described as tropical savanna climate with wet summer. Best time to Visit would be in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, December, August, September.

Punta Cana Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature /
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 5.9in / 151mm
Driest Month: February with 1.4in / 34.3mm
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 by month

caribbean sea 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

caribbean sea 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 warmest water temperature are 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 today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Oct. 27
Scattered clouds
86 °F
74°F
30 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southeast
0in (1mm)
30 %
72%
Oct. 28
Few clouds
88 °F
74°F
31 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
20 %
74%
Oct. 29
Scattered clouds
87 °F
73°F
31 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
72%
Oct. 30
Few clouds
88 °F
72°F
31 °C
22°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
71%
Oct. 31
Few clouds
89 °F
73°F
32 °C
23°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-northeast
0in (0mm)
20 %
72%
Nov. 01
Few clouds
83 °F
74°F
29 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
east-northeast
0in (2mm)
35 %
77%
Nov. 02
Light rain
87 °F
72°F
31 °C
22°C
2mph (3km/h)
northeast
0in (7mm)
70 %
77%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Nov. 03
Scattered clouds
87 °F
72°F
30 °C
22°C
2mph (3km/h)
east-northeast
0in (2mm)
40 %
77%
Nov. 04
Few clouds
86 °F
72°F
30 °C
22°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (5mm)
60 %
78%
Nov. 05
Scattered clouds
87 °F
73°F
31 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southeast
0in (4mm)
55 %
79%
Nov. 06
Light rain
85 °F
73°F
30 °C
23°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southeast
0in (9mm)
75 %
76%
Nov. 07
Scattered clouds
85 °F
74°F
29 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southwest
0in (3mm)
50 %
78%
Nov. 08
Scattered clouds
82 °F
74°F
28 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
northeast
0in (0mm)
10 %
75%
Nov. 09
Overcast clouds
86 °F
73°F
30 °C
23°C
2mph (3km/h)
east-northeast
0in (1mm)
20 %
74%
Nov. 10
Thunderstorm with rain
85 °F
73°F
30 °C
23°C
2mph (4km/h)
east-northeast
1in (15mm)
85 %
75%
Nov. 11
Broken clouds
83 °F
71°F
28 °C
22°C
1mph (1km/h)
southwest
0in (5mm)
60 %
81%

Punta Cana weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

80.2 75.9 72.9 1.7 8 78%

February

80.8 75.7 72.3 1.4 2 75.5%

March

81.9 76.3 72.5 1.5 1 73.9%

April

83.1 77.4 73.4 2.4 9 77.1%

May

83.8 78.6 75 4.7 19 79.9%

June

84.7 80.2 76.6 3.8 19 80.6%

July

85.3 80.6 77 4 23 80.3%

August

85.6 80.8 77.5 5.2 25 81.3%

September

85.6 80.8 77.4 5.9 23 82.3%

October

84.6 79.9 76.6 5.9 0 83.2%

November

83.1 78.3 74.3 4.5 19 81.5%

December

81 77 73.9 2.9 10 79%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

26.8 24.4 22.7 43.5 8 78%

February

27.1 24.3 22.4 34.3 2 75.5%

March

27.7 24.6 22.5 38.4 1 73.9%

April

28.4 25.2 23 62.2 9 77.1%

May

28.8 25.9 23.9 119.8 19 79.9%

June

29.3 26.8 24.8 95.9 19 80.6%

July

29.6 27 25 101.2 23 80.3%

August

29.8 27.1 25.3 132 25 81.3%

September

29.8 27.1 25.2 148.6 23 82.3%

October

29.2 26.6 24.8 151 0 83.2%

November

28.4 25.7 23.5 114.6 19 81.5%

December

27.2 25 23.3 72.9 10 79%
February is the month with the lowest rain of 1.4in / 34.3mm and September with the highest precipitation in a year with 5.9in / 151mm. The avg. 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 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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