October 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 October

October, like September, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is a moderately hot autumn month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 26°C (78.8°F) and 29.5°C (85.1°F).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in September - a moderately hot 29.5°C (85.1°F). The average low-temperature, in October, is 26°C (78.8°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in October is calculated to be a torrid 35.4°C (95.7°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
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 'feels like', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in October, during 23.2 rainfall days, 94mm (3.7") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Punta Cana, during the entire year, the rain falls for 251.4 days and collects up to 821mm (32.32") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

The months with the warmest seawater in Punta Cana are August through October, with an average sea temperature of 29°C (84.2°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, the average length of the day in October is 11h and 43min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:24 and sunset at 18:22. On the last day of October, sunrise is at 06:33 and sunset at 18:01 AST.

Sunshine

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the average sunshine in October is 9.1h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Punta Cana are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. 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 of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in October interpret into the following advice:
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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Punta Cana?

The average high-temperature, in October, in Punta Cana, is 29.5°C (85.1°F), while the average low-temperature is 26°C (78.8°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in October is calculated to be 35.4°C (95.7°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Punta Cana?

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

How much does it rain in Punta Cana in October?

In Punta Cana, during October, the rain falls for 23.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 94mm (3.7") of precipitation.

What months are the sea warmest in Punta Cana?

The months with the warmest seawater in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, are August through October, with an average sea temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).

What is the water temperature in October in Punta Cana?

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the average seawater temperature in October is 29°C (84.2°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.

How many hours of daylight does Punta Cana have in October?

The average day length in October in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is 11h and 43min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in October in Punta Cana?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:24 and sunset at 18:22. On the last day of the month, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, sunrise is at 06:33 and sunset at 18:01 AST.

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

In Punta Cana, the average sunshine duration in October is 9.1h.

When is the highest UV index in Punta Cana?

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

What is the month 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, Dominican Republic.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Punta Cana?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average temperature in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average high temperature in October: 29.5°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 October: 26°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 October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average pressure in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average pressure in October: 1012.4mbar

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 October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average wind speed in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average wind speed in October: 12.1km/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 October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average humidity in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average humidity in October: 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 October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average rainfall in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average rainfall in October: 94mm

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 October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average rainfall days in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average rainfall days in October: 23.2 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 October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average sea temperature in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average sea temperature in October: 29°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 October /
Average sunshine in October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 43min

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 October: 9.1h

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 October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average sunshine days in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average sunshine days in October: 4.7 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 October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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

Average cloud cover in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average cloud cover in October: 29

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 October
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average visibility in October - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Average visibility in October: 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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