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Amber Cove Weather in January

Amber Cove weather in January
Average high temperature and rainfall for Amber Cove in January. © 2017 Scott S. Bateman

Cruise visitors will find the average weather for Amber Cove in January has nearly eight inches of rain and a high temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit.

In other words, it is both warm and very wet. The high level of rain is a risk for anyone who likes sun and beaches.

This new and growing cruise port near Puerto Plata is on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. It was developed by Carnival Cruises.

The area is warm throughout the year. But it has distinct dry and rainy seasons.

Rainfall in January

Amber Cove has a rainy season that begins in November and goes through May.

November and December are the worst months for rain at nearly 10 inches each. January is the third worst month of the year at eight inches, according to historical data from the Dominican Republic’s National Office of Meteorology.

By comparison, the dry season from January through September averages two to three inches a month.

It rains on average about 12 days during January. The total compares to 15 days in November and December but only seven days in June.

Temperatures in January

The average high temperature in January of 84 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 Celsius is comfortable for land activities.

But the nighttime temperatures that average 63 Fahrenheit or 17 Celsius will bring down seawater temperatures. They will feel too cold for swimming most if not all of the day, especially during days with strong trade winds.

Temperatures are more comfortable in the summer and early fall. Average highs reach 90 Fahrenheit or 32 Celsius from June through October.

January is a popular month for people who live in the northern hemisphere to visit the Caribbean to get away from winter.

But anyone who thinks about going to Amber Cove in January may want to consider another cruise destination with a lower risk of rain and warmer seawater.

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Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
February 17, 2020