Weather in the Dominican Republic in January

Because of its relatively northern location within the Caribbean, January in the Dominican Republic is somewhat cooler than in other islands, with daily temperatures that range between 70 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. This range is still warm enough to make it an ideal winter destination, however, and many travelers celebrate the new year by enjoying themselves on a Caribbean getaway in the Dominican Republic.

Typical Weather in January

Temperatures in the Dominican Republic during January generally vary between an average high during the day of 82.0 degrees and an average low at night of 70.0 degrees


The Dominican Republic in January: Key Facts
Monthly Averages
High Low Rainfall
No. of Days
with Rain
82.0° F 70.0° F 2.2 N.A.

On a typical January day, during the early morning hours you will probably find the temperature will be around 69.8 degrees. In January, temperatures typically rise to around 82.6 degrees by early afternoon. By the early evening hours in January the temperature will generally fall to somewhere in the vicinity of 75.1 degrees. Overall, temperatures in the Dominican Republic during January average around 75.3 degrees.


January Temperatures in The Dominican Republic by Time of Day
Early Morning Late Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Early Evening Overall
69.8° F 80.1° F 82.6° F 80.4° F 75.1° F 75.3° F



During January, rain is most likely to occur around 5:00 PM , and least likely to occur around 2:00 AM . To the extent thunderstorms occur in the Dominican Republic during January, they are most likely to occur around 8:00 PM , as shown in the following table.


January Rainfall in The Dominican Republic by Time of Day
  Percent Frequencies of Hourly Observations
Hour Rain
2:00 AM 2.9 % 0 %
5:00 AM 4.4 % 0 %
8:00 AM 4.5 % 0.3 %
11:00 AM 4.6 % 0 %
2:00 PM 14.1 % 0 %
5:00 PM 15.8 % 1.2 %
8:00 PM 7.7 % 1.4 %
11:00 PM 5 % 0.4 %
ALL 7.7 % 0.4 %


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