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La Romana Weather in May

La Romana weather in May
Average high temperature and rainfall in La Romana in May. © 2018 Scott S. Bateman
La Romana weather in May marks the end of a rainy season that began all the way back in November.

The cruise port owned by Carnival Cruise Lines on the northern coast of Dominican Republic is a popular stop for the company’s ships. But it’s more popular during the dry season for obvious reasons.

What makes the weather at La Romana and the nearby Puerto Plata unusual is that they are mostly dry when the rest of the Caribbean is wet and vice versa.

Rainfall in May


The average rainfall in May is about five and a half inches, according to historical records from the Dominican Republic’s National Office of Meteorology.

That average is consistent starting in February. It’s much worse in November and December when the average reaches 10 inches. Travelers should avoid La Romana during these two months as well as January.

It improves dramatically starting with the dry season from June through September when the average is two to three inches a month. This is the best time to visit La Romana for low risk of rain.

Another fact for travel planners to consider is the number of days each month with rain. It rains on average 12 days in May but only seven in June. December is the worst of the year with 15 days.

Temperatures in May


The risk of rain of high in May, but at least it’s warm. The average high temperature at Romana is 88 degrees Fahrenheit or 31 Celsius. The average low, which occurs mainly at night, is a bit on the cool side at 68 Fahrenheit or 20 Celsius.

The cool temperatures at night will bring down seawater temperatures during the day. Once again, cruise visitors will find that June through September is a better choice because of slightly warmer air and water temperatures.

For the above reasons, La Romana weather in May is not ideal for visitors. June or July are better choices.
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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