Climate and average weather in Nicaragua
A tropical climate can be observed in Nicaragua. Just as in the other Central American countries, there are two seasons: the dry and the raining season. During the dry season (January - June) there is virtually no rain and trees and plants start to dry out. Once the rains come around June, July, everything starts growing and the yellow plants and leafless trees turn green and start blossoming. In August and September it often rains once a day. Fortunately, it just rains for a short period of time and these are often spectacular, tropical downpours. In the eastern part of the country it rains more than in the west.
There are three temperature zones in Nicaragua. In the lowlands (Pacific and Atlantic coast) temperatures vary roughly between 22 degrees Celsius (72° F) at night and 30 degrees Celsius (86° F) at daytime. Temperature can reach 38 dergees Celsius (100° F) in May. The central part of the country is about 5 degrees( 9° F) cooler, and in the mountains in the north it's about 10 degrees(18° F) cooler.
Interested in more detailed information on the Weather and Climate in Nicaragua?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination, in or above the map. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.
Islands of Nicaragua
- Ometepe (4)
Regions in Nicaragua
Places in Nicaragua
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- Big Corn Island
- El Castillo de La Concepción
- El Gigante
- Isletas de Granada
- La Laguna
- Las Peñitas
- Little Corn Island
- Los Ángeles