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Dominican Republic weather in April

Punta Cana weather in April
Average high temperature and rainfall in Punta Cana in April. © 2018 Scott S. Bateman
Dominican Republic weather in April marks the beginning of the island's warmer season. Temperatures rise in April, and there is little rain.

Regarding weather, April is a good month to visit the Dominican Republic. There are no chances of hurricanes. Crowds are smaller because the island attracts fewer vacationers than January, February and March.

Punta Cana Temperatures

Punta Cana is the most popular tourist destination in the Dominican. It is on the western tip of the island.

Temperatures in Punta Cana vary throughout the year. The warmest months are June, July and August. Temperatures in these months can rise to 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

April temperatures in Punta Cana range between 73 degrees at night and 84 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, according to the Dominican Republic National Office of Meteorology.

A light breeze is consistently present, making the temperatures feel slightly cooler from the wind chill factor.

Punta Cana Rainfall

Punta Cana is one of the dryer destinations on the island. On average, Punta Cana receives nearly 40 inches of rainfall per year.

Most of this rain occurs during the rainy season from June through November when the island is likely to be hit by tropical storms or hurricanes.

Between the months of January and April, Punta Cana receives a mere three inches of rainfall per month.

During April, Punta Cana receives rain on an average of seven days. Most of this rain occurs in the form of a short, passing shower that lasts only a few minutes.

Puerta Plata Temperatures

Puerto Plata is on the northern side of the island. Typically, it is warmer and wetter than Punta Cana.

Temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach 90 degrees during the warm summer months.

In April, the average high temperature is 86 degrees Fahrenheit or 30 Celsius. The average low temperature is 75 Fahrenheit or 24 Celsius.

Puerta Plata Rainfall

On average, Puerta Plata receives just over four inches of rainfall in April, the national office of meteorology says. It rains only 10 days throughout the month.

Most of this rain occurs in the form of a light, passing shower.

Should I Visit the Dominican Republic in April?

April is typically a dry, sunny, and warm month for Punta Cana and somewhat so for Puerto Plata. There is little rain throughout the island during this month, because it is in the dry season.

April is a good time to visit Punta Cana. Puerto Plata's dry season goes from June through September despite the fact that it's the rainy season for the rest of the Caribbean including Punta Cana.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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February 17, 2020
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