What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

Hot and humid - winter is pleasant. Summer oppressive. - Jul 2019


Very hot, humid and often rainy for the six months of summer and mildly hot with much less rain for the six months of winter. Think Miami weather. - Jan 2019


Hot, but not oppressively so as there is almost always a breeze (75-90F year round); frequent, intense, but short-lived rain showers. - Nov 2016


Very hot, humid and often rainy for the six months of summer and mildly hot with much less rain for the six months of winter - Apr 2016


Sunny and hot. Rainy season is in the summer but there are downpours regularly at other times. Threats of hurricanes but no problems in the time I've been here. December and January are the most pleasant times of year, weather-wise. Gets down in the low 70s F at night which is wonderful. Otherwise, it's so hot and humid you want to avoid being outside most of the year. - Jan 2016


Dec - Feb tend to be the best with low humidity and temps around mid 80's to low 90's F. Summers through October are hot and humid. I could never could figure out the rainy season as it was inconsistent the entire time. - Jan 2016


It is usually in the 90's F and humid every day. Typical tropical weather. - Aug 2015


Warm to terribly hot all the time. - Aug 2015


Mid-80's F year round with high humidity in the summer. Hurricane season goes from June 1st to November 30th with the bulk of the island being hit by torrential rains are in the August/September timeframe. - Aug 2014


There is a hot/rainy season from about March/April-Oct. It's probably 90 degrees and sunny, but it rains frequently. Hurricane season is June-Nov. "Winter" is around Nov-March, and it is delightfully cooler (around 70-80?) in the city. The funny thing is that they don't heat pools here, so the resort pools are chilly at that time of year. It's almost always sunny. I thought the weather was amazing; my husband doesn't like heat and hated it. To each his/her own. - Jul 2013


Mostly sunny and in the 80s. Some rain, but it usually doesn't rain all day. Temperatures are lower in the mountains. - Apr 2013


The weather is great if you like it warm. It stays in the 80s-90s. - Apr 2013


Tropical, warm, and sometimes wet. - Jan 2013


Six months of hot and humid in the summer, six months of warm and pleasant in the winter. Evenings are generally fine for eating/drinking outside. You can swim year-round. - Jun 2012


Tropical. Never THAT hot, but rarely cool. Unless you go to the mountains. Which you should do. - Jun 2012


Rainy (Mar. to Dec.) and dry (Dec. to Mar.) seasons, hot and humid most of the year. Expect temps in the mid-80s during dry season, and in the mid-90s with unbearable humidity in the rainy season. Air conditioning is a must. Hurricanes are also a very real risk from June to December. - Mar 2012


70-80 degrees year round. Gets a little humid in the summertime, but not unbearable. - Feb 2012


Weather is nice, mostly sunny and with a nice breeze - Feb 2012


It is hot and humid from March until October-ish. Hurricane season lasts from June to the end of November. It rains a lot in the summer and is pleasant from November-February. The humidity takes some getting used to but no real complaints. Some parts of the country can get cooler but you don't need winter clothing. - Jun 2011


Hot and humid during several months, hot and rainy from July - October, warm and perfect from November/December to February - May 2011


amazing. - Nov 2010


Realistically Santo Domingo only has two seasons, hot and hotter, with varying degrees of humidity. Also, the island is normally subject to hurricanes. - Aug 2010


Typical tropical weather: hot & humid. Right now it is the rainy season, and having lived in Miami for 12 years and Seattle for 10 years, I would compare it to the constant rain of Seattle but with the hot humidity of Miami. I much preferred living in Miami, where there would be a huge downpour followed by beautiful sunshine. Here, we have spent weeks where it is dark & rainy most of the day. It sure makes it hard to enjoy time with the kids....we can't play tennis, swim, go to the beaches, etc....so it's lots of indoor movies and bowling. - Jun 2010


Great weather year 'round. Average temperature of 81 degrees F. There is a rainy season and a hot season. - May 2009


Warm most of the year, hot in the summer, chilly for a couple of weeks in the winter. - Nov 2008


Hot in spring and summer, rainy and muggy in fall, mostly pleasant in winter. - Oct 2008


Very good overall. Good 6 months a year (fall/spring), great 3 months (winter), and bad 3 months (summer). - Aug 2008


86F and sunny generally, with a pronounced rainy period. Very humid. - Jun 2008


Good. Fantastic climate most of the year. - Feb 2008


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