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

How is the weather in Punta Cana in October? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In October, the weather in Punta Cana typically experiences high temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 30°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 26°C. Bear in mind, these are average temperatures, and it can get even warmer on particular days. Make sure to choose clothing that accommodates the warmth.

Punta Cana in October usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 128 mm (show in inches) for the month. Typically around 17 days of rainfall is expected.

With around 241 hours of sunshine, the weather here is mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

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

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


Punta Cana, monthly averages in October

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 25.8°C  
Max Temperature 29.8°C  
Chance of Rain 55%  
Precipitation 128 mm  
Rainy days 17 days  
Humidity 83%  
Sunshine 241 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in the Dominican Republic in October

Find out more about the weather in the Dominican Republic in October 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 October?

​ 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 October.

Outdoor sports

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