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Nicoya weather in August (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

Curious about the August weather in Nicoya? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In August, Nicoya typically experiences very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 32°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 23°C. Remember, these are typical temperatures, and certain days could be even hotter. Ensure you wear appropriate clothing to handle the warmth.

Precipitation

Nicoya in August falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 315 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 22 days of the month will see rainfall.

Average sunshine

The area enjoys a balanced 183 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, August may not be the ideal month to visit Nicoya. January typically offers the best circumstances. While April, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Nicoya climate page with graphs.

 

Nicoya, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 23°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 32°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 72%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 315 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 22 days  
HumidityHumidity 81% *  
SunshineSunshine 183 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Liberia, Costa Rica (54 KM, 33 Miles).

Where to go in Costa Rica in August

Find out more about the weather in Costa Rica and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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