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Hurricane Georges, lowlands, mountainous areas, wet season, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has a semitropical climate, tempered by the prevailing easterly winds. Temperatures of more than 23C (more than 74F) are registered in the lowlands throughout the year. During the summer months temperatures range between 27 and 35C (80 and 95F) in these regions. The highlands are considerably cooler. Annual precipitation averages about 1,500 mm (about 60 in), but considerably more moisture is received by the mountainous areas of the north. The wet season is from June to November. Tropical hurricanes occur occasionally; Hurricane Georges, which struck in 1998, caused great damage.



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