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Amber Cove Weather in May: Rain, Temperatures

Amber Cove weather in May
Average high temperature and rainfall for Amber Cove in May. © 2022 Scott S. Bateman

Amber Cove weather in May is part of the annual rainy season, so it’s not the best time to visit. But it’s certainly warm enough.

The Amber Cove cruise port is right by Puerto Plata, a major resort destination on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. This private port built by Carnival Cruise Lines is a common stop for the company’s ships on eastern Caribbean cruises.

Temperatures in May

The average high temperature in Amber Cove during May is 88 degrees Fahrenheit or 31 Celsius, according to Dominican Republic’s Office of National Meteorology. The average low is 68 Fahrenheit or 20 Celsius; it takes place mostly at night.

Nighttime temperatures are cooler than most Caribbean destinations in May. Seawater may feel chilly at times, especially in the mornings.

By comparison, the average daytime temperatures in the summer reach only about two degrees higher to 90 Fahrenheit or about 32 Celsius.

So May is about as good a month as any to visit for warm temperatures.

Amber Cove Rainy Season

Rain is not as friendly as temperatures. The average rainfall in May is more than five inches, according to the National Office of Meteorology.

Other Caribbean destinations have higher rainfall in May than April. But for them, May is a transition month into the annual Caribbean hurricane season that goes from June 1 to Nov. 30.

For Amber Cove, May is the last month of its annual rainy season, which begins in November. The dry season goes from June through October.

In contrast, most of the Caribbean has a dry season that runs between January and April.

Still, the five inches of rain for Amber Cove in May isn’t as bad as the eight to nine inches of rain per month from November through January. They are the worst months to visit for weather.

Anyone with a flexible travel schedule could do worse than Amber Cove weather in May. But better months for weather are June through September when the average rainfall is less than three inches a month.

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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.
April 01, 2023

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