The climate in Nicaragua

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 5 measuring stations in Nicaragua.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

With a yearly average of 34 °C the climate in Nicaragua ist warm, but has only a few really tropical and sticky months. It is yearlong warm or hot. Dued to the lesser 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

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Nicaragua
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Nicaragua
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Nicaragua
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Nicaragua
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Nicaragua
Climate charts for other regions in Nicaragua

Temperature records of the last 40 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1981 to April 2021 was reported by the Managua Airp 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 4 to 6 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 40 years was reported by the weather station Managua Airp. Here the temperature dropped to 17.0 °C in February 2005. Managua Airp 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 Oktober 1998. With 27.0 mm per day, the Managua Airp weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 40 years.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.