The climate in Nicaragua

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 3 weather stations.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

The climate in Nicaragua is very warm, with an annual average of 34 degrees, but has few truly tropical and sticky months. It is warm or hot yearlong. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Chinandega. The coldest is León. Due to less rain, the best time for traveling is from November to April. The most rain days occur from from June to October.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Nicaragua
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Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Nicaragua
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Nicaragua

Regions in Nicaragua

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Chinandega34.3 °C23.4 °C2,957 h106 58.0 %
León34.2 °C21.9 °C2,920 h91 1,124 l66.0 %
Managua34.3 °C21.7 °C2,920 h90 1,110 l74.0 %
Masaya34.3 °C21.7 °C2,920 h90 1,110 l74.0 %

Temperature records of the last 41 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1981 to April 2022 was reported by the Managua weather station. In April 2005, the record temperature of 37.9 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September was recorded in 2015 with an average temperature of 28.4 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 27.1 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 36.0 °C.

The coldest day in these 41 years was reported by the Managua weather station. Here the temperature dropped to 17.0 °C in February 2005. Managua lies at an altitude of 56 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1985 with an average temperature of 25.1 °C. In Nicaragua, it is usual to have about 2.2 degrees more at 27.3 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in October 1998. With 27.0 mm per day, the Managua weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 41 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data from the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level.
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