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 February. 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 February is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 83°F throughout the month, exceeding 85°F or dropping below 81°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of February, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is February 2 with 11:21 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 28 with 11:46 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:53am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:39pm on February 28; the latest sunrise is at 7:07am on February 3; the earliest sunset is at 6:27pm on February 1.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 45% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On February 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 33% of the time, partly cloudy 42% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 14% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around February 3, occurring in 32% of days. Precipitation is least likely around February 25, occurring in 27% of days.
Throughout February, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 46% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 4, when it is observed during 15% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 44% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 2, when it is observed during 15% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in February or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 64% (mildly humid) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 57% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 67% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 9, rising above 91% (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 February, the dew point typically varies from 66°F (muggy) to 73°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 63°F (mildy humid) or above 76°F (oppressive).
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 15 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 8, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).