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The climate of Nicaragua: when to go to Nicaragua

The climate of Nicaragua is tropical, and can be divided into three distinct climatic regions: the coast along the Caribbean Sea, the coast along the Pacific Ocean and the northern mountainous region. The heat is more bearable from December to April, while it is very hot, especially at the beginning of the rainy season.

The coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean is characterized by a dry season from December to April, while the rainy season is between May and November, the average temperatures in this area of the country are 27 ° C, while the average annual rainfall is 1,900 mm.

The coast of the Caribbean Sea is rainier, here the rainy season is 9 months long. While the dry season is between March and May. The average annual temperatures are 26 ° C, while the average annual rainfall is 3,800 mm. In September-October there may be hurricanes.

The northern mountainous region has a cooler climate, with average annual temperatures of 18 ° C. In this area the average annual rainfall is 1,000-1,500 mm, concentrated in the months between May and October.

The sea water temperature in Nicaragua on both seas that bathe the country varies between 26 ° C in February and 29 ° C in May and June.


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


MANAGUA (83 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 20,4 31,0 9  1
February 20,6 32,1 5  0
March 21,7 33,6 3  0
April 22,6 34,3 8  0
May 23,4 34,0 130  11
June 23,0 31,4 224  13
July 22,6 30,9 144  15
August 22,4 31,4 136  15
September 22,2 30,3 215  15
October 22,1 30,8 280  15
November 20,9 30,6 42  5
December 20,0 30,8 8  0
YEAR 21,8 31,8 1204  90

Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 27
February 26
March 27
April 28
May 29
June 29
July 28
August 28
September 28
October 28
November 28
December 27

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