Good evening from a beautiful moonlit Punta Cana evening.
Many times I am asked about the rainy season....a myth of huge proportion.
One would believe that certain months of the year ore nothing more than 30 out of 31 days of cloud filled skies and constant rainfall.
Fact is...the sun shines about the same amount monthly. What changes is the intensity of the showers in between...often lasting less than 30 minutes in duration.
In the months of november through April, the air is generally drier and influenced by northerly weather systems...just like most of you back home in North America and Europe.
From May through October, we are influenced by warmer and moist air from the tropics. During these months the rainfall is mor intense, within the same short period of time, thus leading to greater rainfall amounts in a given period...think if it as having a diffuser on your hose during the winter...and an open hose during the summer...the open hose will expel more water in the same given period.
So, in summary, summer months ( rainy season) are just as sunny as winter months( the dry season). What matters is the amount of precip in the same given period of time.