This report describes the typical weather at the Punta Cana International Airport (Punta Cana/Higüey, Dominican Republic) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 2006 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Punta Cana/Higüey has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (69%) and forests (31%).
The month of November is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 86°F throughout the month, exceeding 88°F or dropping below 82°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 11:07 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:26 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:34am on November 2; the latest sunset is at 6:00pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:49am on November 30; the earliest sunset is at 5:55pm on November 27.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 48% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 27% of the time, partly cloudy 47% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 17% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around November 1, occurring in 55% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 30, occurring in 43% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 48% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 1, when it is observed during 33% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 26% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 16% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 24, when it is observed during 12% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in November or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 66% (mildly humid) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 60% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 69% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 4, rising above 92% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical November, the dew point typically varies from 69°F (muggy) to 77°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 65°F (mildy humid) or above 80°F (oppressive).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 15 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 8, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).