Nicaragua weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Nicaragua.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Nicaragua. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Nicaragua (Managua) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Nicaragua weather overview

The largest country in Central America, Nicaragua has a Pacific and a Caribbean coastline and, although hilly, it is less mountainous than other countries in the region. Most of the interior consists of hot tropical lowland or hill country where temperatures are cooler, especially at night.

Both coasts are hot, humid and rainy, especially during the May to November wet season. Sunshine levels are highest in the winter months (December to April), which bring little rainfall and so make this a good time to visit, especially if you can stay in the hills where the air is crisper.

What to pack for Nicaragua weather

Take light clothes, warmer cover-ups for the highlands and rainwear in the wet months.

Which is the hottest month in Nicaragua?

The hottest time of year in Managua, Nicaragua is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 91°F with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Nicaragua?

In terms of rainfall, October is usually the wettest month in Managua, Nicaragua with 9.3 inches on average. There are normally 21 days in October with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Nicaragua?

The sunniest time of year in Managua, Nicaragua is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 75% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Nicaragua and the UK?

The time difference between Nicaragua and the UK is GMT-6 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Nicaragua?

The main language spoken in Nicaragua is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Nicaragua?

The currency in Nicaragua is the Nicaraguan Cordoba (NIO).

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Which plugs are used in Nicaragua?

Nicaragua uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Nicaragua?

They drive on the right side of the road in Nicaragua.

Compare Nicaragua weather with the USA

Below the Nicaragua weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Nicaragua (Managua) and the USA (Washington).

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