May weather forecast
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Palm trees along a white sandy beach in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic
Palm trees along a white sandy beach in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with an average temperature varying between 25.1°C (77.2°F) and 28.5°C (83.3°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in April - a still moderately hot 28.5°C (83.3°F). The average low-temperature, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is 25.1°C (77.2°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is calculated to be a tropical 32.8°C (91°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like clothing, metabolic differences, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

In Punta Cana, the average relative humidity in May is 77%.

Rainfall

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, it is raining for 23.8 days, with typically 75mm (2.95") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 251.4 rainfall days, and 821mm (32.32") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the average seawater temperature in May is 27°C (80.6°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the average length of the day in May is 13h and 1min.
On the first day of May in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, sunrise is at 06:05 and sunset at 18:55. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:56 and sunset at 19:06 AST.

Sunshine

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the average sunshine in May is 9.9h.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. The months with the lowest UV index in Punta Cana are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in May transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Punta Cana?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Punta Cana, is 28.5°C (83.3°F), while the average low-temperature is 25.1°C (77.2°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, in May is calculated to be 32.8°C (91°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Punta Cana?

The average relative humidity in May in Punta Cana is 77%.

How many days does it rain in May in Punta Cana?

In May, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the rain falls for 23.8 days. Throughout May, 75mm (2.95") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in May in Punta Cana?

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the average seawater temperature in May is 27°C (80.6°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

What is the average length of the day in May in Punta Cana?

In Punta Cana, the average day length in May is 13h and 1min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Punta Cana?

On the first day of May in Punta Cana, sunrise is at 06:05 and sunset at 18:55. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:56 and sunset at 19:06 AST.

How many hours of sunshine does Punta Cana have in May?

In Punta Cana, the average sunshine duration in May is 9.9h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Punta Cana?

The months with the highest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Punta Cana?

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index in Punta Cana.

How high is the UV index in May in Punta Cana?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average temperature in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average high temperature in May: 28.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (30°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January and March (27.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 25.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (26.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is March (23.4°C).

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Average pressure in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average pressure in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average pressure in May: 1015.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1016.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1012.4mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average wind speed in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average wind speed in May: 13.6km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is December (17.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (12.1km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average humidity in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average humidity in May: 77%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June, August and November (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (74%).

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Average rainfall in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average rainfall in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average rainfall in May: 75mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (123mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (31mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average rainfall days in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average rainfall days in May: 23.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (24.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (15.9 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average sea temperature in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average sea temperature in May: 27°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August, September and October (29°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (26°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 14min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 2min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9.9h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6.8h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average sunshine days in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average sunshine days in May: 4.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (9.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (1.8 days).

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Average UV index in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average UV index in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average UV index in May: 7

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).

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Average cloud cover in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average cloud cover in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average cloud cover in May: 33

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 34).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average visibility in May - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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