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Climate in Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is hot and tropical, and there is little seasonal variation in temperatures, which average about 77F (25C). Seasons can, however, be determined by rainfall; October to April is the rainy season on the north coast, while May to November is the wettest period in the south of the country. Temperatures are generally cooler and conditions less humid between November April, but the mountainous interior is always cooler than the rest of the country.
On average, Hurricanes occur once every two years on the island, with most striking the south between August and September. The busiest time of year to visit the Dominican Republic is between December and April, when North Americans take a tropical break from their winters, and from June to September, which coincides with European summer holidays.