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 June. 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 June is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 87°F throughout the month, exceeding 89°F or dropping below 85°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of June, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1 with 13:10 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 18 with 13:15 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:56am on June 6; the latest sunset is at 7:14pm on June 27; the latest sunrise is at 6:01am on June 30; the earliest sunset is at 7:07pm on June 1.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 57% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On June 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 20% of the time, partly cloudy 40% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 30% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 52%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 79% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around June 23, when it is observed during 44% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 10% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 1, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in June or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 67% (mildly humid) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical June, rarely dropping below 61% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 21, at which time the relative humidity drops below 70% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 1, 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 June, the dew point typically varies from 72°F (very muggy) to 79°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 68°F (muggy) or above 82°F (very oppressive).
Over the course of June typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 14 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around June 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around June 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).