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

What can you expect from the weather in Punta Cana during December? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In Punta Cana the weather in December is generally perfect, with high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 83°F (show in °C), while nights can cool down to about 76°F.

Punta Cana in December usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 2.7 inches (show in mm) for the month. Typically around 17 days of rainfall is expected.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 233 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.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. January, February, March, April and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, August, September and October tend to have less optimal conditions.

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


Punta Cana, monthly averages in December

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 76.1°F  
Max Temperature 82.6°F  
Chance of Rain 58%  
Precipitation 2.7 inches  
Rainy days 17 days  
Humidity 83%  
Sunshine 233 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in the Dominican Republic in December

Find out more about the weather in the Dominican Republic in December 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 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

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

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.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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