If you are a lover of sun and beach vacations, you have surely thought about traveling to Punta Cana to enjoy the climate and water temperature that the Caribbean has all year round.
But you are also probably wondering what is the best season to travel to the Dominican Republic to avoid the heavy rains and winds that occur when there are cyclones.
When is it most advisable to travel to the Caribbean to avoid tornadoes? What are the months when hurricanes are most likely to occur? And how to act if, in spite of everything, we are surprised by a hurricane in Punta Cana?
Punta Cana has a tropical climate, which means that temperatures are mild throughout the year and there are hardly any changes between the low season and the months when there are more tourists.
Therefore, it can be said that any time of the year is a good time to travel, because even in winter the average temperature is around 25 degrees.
As for rain, the truth is that at any time a tropical depression can occur due to high temperatures and humidity. Although the storms are strong, they last very little time (only 5 or 10 minutes) and after the rains the sun shines again with intensity.
Hurricanes form when humidity and temperature conditions adjust to certain parameters. And considering that in the Dominican Republic the temperature is constant, as we said before, cyclones can occur at any time of the year. Although officially, the hurricane season in Punta Cana coincides with the months from June to November, which is usually the low season for vacations in the Caribbean.
In other words, almost half of the year there is a risk of tornadoes and cyclones when traveling to the Dominican Republic, coinciding with the low and medium tourism season in the northern hemisphere. You may choose August to enjoy the warm waters of Bávaro Beach and be surprised by some of these phenomena typical of tropical latitudes.
The fact that this season is the most likely to produce a hurricane has to do with the fact that the temperature of the sea water is higher, which causes the humidity of the interior of the ocean to rise and cyclones can emerge on the high seas.
However, Dominicans say that it is rare for a hurricane to reach the island when it has formed elsewhere.
Also, outside the official season it is more common for storms to occur, although this will not affect temperatures and you can still enjoy the warmth whether you travel in January or August.
It is very important to emphasize that there is nothing to fear if a hurricane occurs during your vacation. The forecasting and warning systems work very well, and hotels are prepared to deal with this type of situation.
If you are spending a few days in Punta Cana and the winds announce the arrival of a hurricane or a very strong storm, the staff of your hotel will inform you of what you have to do to continue having a pleasant stay even if you cannot go out for a couple of days.
Therefore, there is no need to be afraid if during your vacation you are surprised by a hurricane in Punta Cana because everything is prepared to withstand the passage of these phenomena.
The most important advice is to get informed before traveling to find out if there are any hurricanes in the area, as well as what category they are expected to reach and what their course is.
If you are already enjoying your vacation in Punta Cana and a hurricane arrives, these are the tips you should follow:
But above all, don't let anything stop you from enjoying a nice vacation in Punta Cana.
Throughout history, the Dominican Republic has experienced some hurricanes and tropical storms that are remembered for their intensity. For example: