Climate in Chinandega

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of the official weather station in Chinandega in a height of 57m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Chinandega is one of the coldest regions in Nicaragua with an average daily high temperature of only 34 degrees. It is warm or hot yearlong.
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Sunshine hours per day
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, February is the sunniest month in the region of Chinandega. In September, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 20 rain days, September offers the most rain days, while January has the fewest.
Relative humidity in %
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture can be physically contained in the air. At high humidity, a person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% feels pleasant. With humidity averaging 77%, September is the most uncomfortable. In March, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is reached for 11 months in Chinandega, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all humid.
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity, the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Chinandega

Most important cities in the region »Chinandega«

The region has a west-east extension of about 60 km and over 60 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Chinandega126,38712° 37' 46"N87° 7' 52"W
El Viejo53,50412° 39' 48"N87° 10' 2"W
Chichigalpa33,13712° 34' 39"N87° 1' 37"W
Corinto19,18312° 28' 55"N87° 10' 24"W
Somotillo15,38513° 2' 36"N86° 54' 23"W
Puerto Morazán7,67112° 51' 2"N87° 10' 18"W
Posoltega6,40312° 32' 41"N86° 58' 48"W
El Realejo6,20812° 32' 35"N87° 9' 53"W
Jiquilillo4,14212° 44' 45"N87° 27' 6"W

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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