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Climate and weather of Nicaragua



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Nicaragua




 

Climate

 
Nicaragua has three different climatic zones.

Temperatures are constant throughout the year:on the coasts (28 to 33°) and in the mountains (24 to 26°). The rains are higher on the Caribbean coast (2 500 to 4 000 mm per year) than on the Pacific Coast (1000 to 2 000 mm per year).

The Caribbean coast (eastern Nicaragua)
The east coast has a tropical climate with a long rainy season and a short dry season. Rainfall is very high (2 500 to 4 000 mm per year).

Rainy season (May to January)
Temperatures range between 28 and 30° during the daytime (they lose 6° at night). Rainfall is abundant. Hurricanes occasionally reach the Caribbean coast in July, August, September and October.

Dry season (February to April)
Temperatures are constant (28 to 29°) and rainfall is moderate.

The central mountains
The mountains located in the center of Nicaragua have a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (May to October)
Temperatures are mild (27° during the daytime and 21° at night) and rainfal is high.

Dry season (November to April)
Temperatures are mild during the day (21°) and cool at night (15°). Rainfall is very low.

The Pacific Coast (western Nicaragua)
The west coast has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season. Rainfall is high (1 000 to 2 000 mm per year).

Rainy season (May to October)
Temperatures is high (30°) and rainfall is high.

Dry season (November to April)
Temperatures are high (32°) and rainfall is very low.

 When to go to Nicaragua (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Nicaragua is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Managua (Capital of Nicaragua)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
32°
33°
34°
34°
34°
32°
min
22°
22°
23°
24°
25°
24°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
32°
31°
31°
32°
31°
min
24°
24°
24°
23°
23°
22°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
4
2
2
2
10
16
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
15
16
18
15
8
5

Puerto Cabezas

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
28°
28°
29°
30°
30°
29°
min
24°
24°
26°
26°
27°
27°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
29°
29°
30°
29°
29°
28°
min
27°
26°
26°
25°
25°
24°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
150
80
50
50
180
380
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
410
360
300
340
270
200

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Nicaragua are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Nicaragua weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Nicaragua, a country located in Central America, is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east, by Costa Rica to the south, by the Pacific Ocean to the west and by Honduras to the north.

Capital: Managua
Area: 130 000 kmē
Population: 5 800 000 inhabitants
Language: Spanish
Currency: Cordoba

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