Punta Cana weather in August (Greater Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

Planning a trip to Punta Cana in August? This guide provides all the details you need.

In August, Punta Cana generally has very high temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 30°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 26°C. Remember, these are typical temperatures, and certain days could be even hotter. Ensure you wear appropriate clothing to handle the warmth.

Punta Cana in August usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 113 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 17 days of rain are anticipated.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 271 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, August may not be the ideal month to visit Punta Cana. January, February, March, April and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, August, September and October tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Punta Cana climate page with graphs.

 

Punta Cana, monthly averages in August

Min Temperature 26°C  
Max Temperature 30°C  
Chance of Rain 55%  
Precipitation 113 mm  
Rainy days 17 days  
Humidity 83%  
Sunshine 271 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in the Dominican Republic in August

Find out more about the weather in the Dominican Republic in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Punta Cana in August?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Swimming
9/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
7/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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