Average Weather in Santa Cruz de El Seibo Dominican Republic
The climate in Santa Cruz de El Seibo is hot, oppressive, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 69°F to 88°F and is rarely below 66°F or above 91°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Santa Cruz de El Seibo for hot-weather activities is from late November to late April.
The temperature in Santa Cruz de El Seibo varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Santa Cruz de El Seibo, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Santa Cruz de El Seibo begins around November 17 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around May 3. On January 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 82% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 18% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around May 3 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around November 17. On June 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Santa Cruz de El Seibo varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.2 months, from April 29 to January 2, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 28% on November 3.
The drier season lasts 3.9 months, from January 2 to April 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on March 10.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 28% on November 3.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Santa Cruz de El Seibo experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Santa Cruz de El Seibo. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 20, with an average total accumulation of 2.9 inches.
The least rain falls around March 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Santa Cruz de El Seibo varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 0 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:58 AM on June 5, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 14 minutes later at 7:11 AM on January 18. The earliest sunset is at 5:57 PM on November 25, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 20 minutes later at 7:17 PM on July 6.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Santa Cruz de El Seibo during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Santa Cruz de El Seibo experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.9 months, from March 25 to January 23, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 90% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 8, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 28, with muggy conditions 87% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Santa Cruz de El Seibo experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from June 11 to September 1, with average wind speeds of more than 9.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.3 months, from September 1 to June 11. The calmest day of the year is October 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Santa Cruz de El Seibo is from the east throughout the year.
Santa Cruz de El Seibo is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.4 months, from July 29 to November 11, with an average temperature above 83°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 19, with an average temperature of 84°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.4 months, from January 4 to April 18, with an average temperature below 80°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 27, with an average temperature of 79°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Santa Cruz de El Seibo throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Santa Cruz de El Seibo for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to late March, with a peak score in the second week of January.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Santa Cruz de El Seibo for hot-weather activities is from late November to late April, with a peak score in the third week of March.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Santa Cruz de El Seibo are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from March 7 to May 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 14, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from September 1 to January 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is October 7, with an average of 4.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santa Cruz de El Seibo are 18.766 deg latitude, -69.039 deg longitude, and 348 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Santa Cruz de El Seibo contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 400 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 342 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,034 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (2,346 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Santa Cruz de El Seibo is covered by cropland (36%), trees (25%), grassland (22%), and shrubs (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (41%) and trees (31%), and within 50 miles by water (51%) and trees (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Santa Cruz de El Seibo, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Santa Cruz de El Seibo.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Santa Cruz de El Seibo according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Santa Cruz de El Seibo is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Santa Cruz de El Seibo and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .