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Xmas weather

Cannot decide where to go Puerto Plata or Varadero.

Could you advise where wetaher is better on Xmas?

Devon, United...
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1. Re: Xmas weather

Hi Gibot,

Thats a million dollar question what the weather is going to be like at Xmas especially with climate change the world over, weather is so unpredictable your weather for your trip could be totally different to what has happened other years......but December is in the middle of the rainy season..........2009 was a particularly wet Xmas time but here is BobK's weather thread to the run up to Xmas 2010.

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g147290-i64-k216…

Angie.

Edited: 25 October 2011, 21:09
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2. Re: Xmas weather

hey Angie ........i've got to say i have never seen it rain in the DR round xmas, new year and Jan .....always seems to rain if we go in August thou lol

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3. Re: Xmas weather

I've been to every Xmas the last 15 years or so in the DR and had every type of weather possible. Impossible to predict in October what it will be.

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4. Re: Xmas weather

anna-maria,

Well in 2009 they had terrible flooding in Dec/Jan time, it was even well reported on our UK television stations, not a pretty sight I can tell you.

Angie.

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5. Re: Xmas weather

I completely understand that weather impossible to predict... I just want to know generally where is warmer in December-Januar Puerto Plata or Varadero?

P.S. I also don't know what wether will be in Toronto...but I know that usually in Toronto warmer that for example in North Bay :)

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6. Re: Xmas weather

You most likely will have lots more sun then rain, but showers are a possibility. My mom comes for a visit every Xmas and we have always spent lots of time outdoors in the sun. So pack the sunsceen and hope fully you will use it all.

I can promise you NO SNOW!.. Our old house in Colorado is expecing 2-3 feet of the white stuff today!

BObK

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7. Re: Xmas weather

Varadero is pretty far north in comparison to Puerto Plata. My husband and I were in Varadero for Christmas last year and we had highs of 23-25C and lows of 10C. We were warned by our travel agent that it wasn't the warmest place to go, but we knew it would be warmer than Southern Ontario. That said, the breeze was cool, and there had been a cold spell just before we got there, so the pools and ocean were chilly and we didn't really swim. It was probably the first vacation where I didn't seek shade constantly.

This year we are headed to Punta Cana and hoping for good weather, but even if we don't get it we still won't have to drive anywhere on Christmas Day.

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8. Re: Xmas weather

You will be able to see from these two links the difference with the Varadero climate for December how much cooler it is there compared to Puerto Plata.

Varadero.

tutiempo.net/en/…782290.htm

Puerto Plata.

tutiempo.net/en/…784570.htm

Angie.

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9. Re: Xmas weather

thanks guys/gals! :)

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10. Re: Xmas weather

DR will be hotter with more sun.