Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Nicaragua

We show the climate in Nicaragua by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Managua, León, and Chinandega.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Nicaragua

Average High and Low Temperature in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°F86°F86°F88°F88°F90°F90°F92°F92°F94°F94°F96°F96°F767194887874947593NowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
Managua 89°F91°F93°F94°F92°F89°F89°F90°F89°F88°F89°F89°F
León 91°F92°F93°F94°F92°F89°F90°F90°F89°F88°F90°F91°F
Chinandega 91°F91°F92°F93°F91°F89°F90°F90°F88°F88°F90°F91°F
Managua 71°F71°F73°F75°F76°F75°F74°F74°F74°F74°F72°F71°F
León 74°F74°F75°F77°F77°F76°F76°F76°F75°F74°F74°F74°F
Chinandega 76°F76°F77°F78°F78°F77°F77°F77°F76°F75°F76°F76°F


Average Hourly Temperature in ManaguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhot


Average Hourly Temperature in LeónJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarmwarmhotcomfortablecomfortable


Average Hourly Temperature in ChinandegaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarmwarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Nicaragua

Chance of Clearer Skies in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%781178NowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Managua 76%71%65%42%18%13%20%21%17%21%42%68%
León 77%72%66%42%17%13%20%22%18%21%43%69%
Chinandega 78%73%67%42%16%12%20%21%17%21%44%69%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Nicaragua

Daily Chance of Precipitation in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%434750NowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Managua 0.2d0.2d0.6d1.9d7.1d9.4d7.1d9.4d12.3d10.7d4.1d1.0d
León 0.2d0.2d0.8d2.2d8.6d10.9d8.1d10.8d13.6d11.4d3.9d1.0d
Chinandega 0.1d0.3d0.7d2.1d8.9d11.5d8.8d11.8d14.5d11.8d3.6d0.7d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Nicaragua

Average Monthly Rainfall in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 in8 in8 in7.17.5NowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Managua 0.0″0.1″0.2″0.6″3.7″5.0″2.8″3.8″6.7″5.8″1.7″0.3″
León 0.0″0.1″0.2″0.7″4.2″5.6″3.0″4.1″7.2″5.9″1.5″0.3″
Chinandega 0.0″0.1″0.2″0.6″4.2″5.6″3.1″4.2″7.2″5.7″1.4″0.2″

Hours of Daylight in Nicaragua

Hours of Daylight in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr12.811.4NowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Managua 11.5h11.8h12.1h12.4h12.7h12.8h12.8h12.5h12.2h11.8h11.6h11.4h
León 11.5h11.7h12.1h12.4h12.7h12.8h12.8h12.5h12.2h11.8h11.5h11.4h
Chinandega 11.5h11.7h12.1h12.4h12.7h12.9h12.8h12.5h12.2h11.8h11.5h11.4h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Nicaragua

Chance of Muggy Conditions in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%100657010076NowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Managua 20.9d18.6d22.5d25.6d29.8d29.8d30.7d30.8d29.9d30.6d28.3d24.9d
León 21.9d20.2d25.1d27.6d30.4d30.0d30.9d30.9d30.0d30.9d28.6d25.4d
Chinandega 23.9d22.2d26.9d28.4d30.6d30.0d30.9d30.9d30.0d30.8d28.5d26.5d

Average Wind Speed in Nicaragua

Average Wind Speed in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph15.ónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Managua 15.015.314.512.810.39.811.910.
León 10.810.910.

Average Water Temperature in Nicaragua

Average Water Temperature in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec80°F80°F81°F81°F82°F82°F83°F83°F84°F84°F85°F85°F86°F86°F848085818581NowNowManaguaManaguaChinandegaChinandega
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Managua 81°F80°F81°F82°F84°F84°F84°F84°F84°F83°F83°F82°F
León 81°F81°F82°F83°F84°F85°F85°F85°F85°F84°F83°F82°F
Chinandega 81°F81°F82°F84°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F84°F83°F82°F

Tourism Score in Nicaragua

Tourism Score in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.43.25.9NowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Nicaragua

Beach/Pool Score in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.94.3NowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Nicaragua

Growing Season in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Nicaragua

Growing Degree Days in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°F12,000°F12,000°FNowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Nicaragua

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in NicaraguaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh7.44.6NowNowManaguaManaguaLeónLeónChinandegaChinandega
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

This report illustrates the typical weather for Managua, León, and Chinandega year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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