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Climate & Weather in Nicaragua

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Nicaragua's climate is tropical in lowlands and cooler in northern highlands. It is characterized by two seasons: the dry season (summer) and the rainy season (winter). There are three distinct climate zones in Nicaragua: the coast along the Caribbean Sea (Atlantic Lowlands), the coast along the Pacific Ocean (Pacific Lowlands) and the northern mountainous region (North-Central Highlands).

The Pacific Lowlands have temperatures almost constant throughout the year, with highs from 29C to 32C / 85F to 90F. There is almost no rain during the dry season. The rainy season usually lasts here from May to October, giving the Pacific Lowlands 100-150cm / 40-60" precipitation. Rains can occur daily and are usually short but heavy.

The weather in the Atlantic Lowlands Coast is hotter and more humid. The temperatures are around 32C / 90F. The rainy season last here longer than on the Pacific side and the dry season is between March and May.

Daytime temperatures in the highlands are much lower - 24C / 75F on average.

The best time to visit Nicaragua is during the dry season from December to April.

Weather Averages in Nicaragua


Managua
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
79°F
26°C
81°F
27°C
83°F
28°C
84°F
29°C
84°F
29°C
82°F
28°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
79°F
26°C
Average High Temperature
88°F
31°C
90°F
32°C
92°F
33°C
93°F
34°C
92°F
33°C
88°F
31°C
87°F
31°C
88°F
31°C
87°F
31°C
87°F
31°C
88°F
31°C
87°F
31°C
Average Low Temperature
70°F
21°C
71°F
22°C
73°F
23°C
75°F
24°C
76°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
74°F
23°C
74°F
23°C
74°F
23°C
73°F
23°C
72°F
22°C
71°F
22°C
Highest Recorded Temperature
95°F
35°C
96°F
36°C
100°F
38°C
100°F
38°C
99°F
37°C
96°F
36°C
95°F
35°C
99°F
37°C
102°F
39°C
93°F
34°C
93°F
34°C
94°F
34°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
61°F
16°C
59°F
15°C
61°F
16°C
66°F
19°C
70°F
21°C
66°F
19°C
68°F
20°C
65°F
18°C
68°F
20°C
68°F
20°C
61°F
16°C
61°F
16°C
Average Number of Days With Precipitation
4
days
2
days
2
days
2
days
10
days
16
days
15
days
16
days
18
days
15
days
8
days
5
days




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