The best times to visit Western Nicaragua for ideal weather are

January 1st to December 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Western Nicaragua Travel Info

Weather in Western Nicaragua

Temperature

Average temperatures in Western Nicaragua vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Western Nicaragua, the hottest months are April, May, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 95.9°F (35.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.4°F (25.2°C) at night.

Western Nicaragua Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Western Nicaragua Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Western Nicaragua Perceived Temperature (F)

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Western Nicaragua Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Western Nicaragua Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 89.8 80.2 71.5
Feb 91.6 81.6 72
Mar 93.6 83.2 73.1
Apr 95.5 85.4 75.8
May 93.5 84.3 76.5
Jun 90.3 82.1 75.9
Jul 89.6 81.2 75.2
Aug 90.6 81.5 74.9
Sep 90 81.1 74.9
Oct 88.6 80.5 74.7
Nov 89 80.2 72.6
Dec 89.6 80.2 71.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.1 26.8 21.9
Feb 33.1 27.6 22.2
Mar 34.2 28.4 22.8
Apr 35.3 29.7 24.3
May 34.2 29.1 24.7
Jun 32.4 27.8 24.4
Jul 32 27.3 24
Aug 32.6 27.5 23.8
Sep 32.2 27.3 23.8
Oct 31.4 26.9 23.7
Nov 31.7 26.8 22.6
Dec 32 26.8 22

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Western Nicaragua are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Western Nicaragua? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Western Nicaragua.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Western Nicaragua (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 2% 0 0.2
Sep 3% 0 0.4
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 2 0 0.5
Sep 3 0 1
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Western Nicaragua has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (49.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (74.7%).

Wind in Western Nicaragua is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 8.5 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 16.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Western Nicaragua.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.4 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Feb 7.9 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Mar 8.5 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Apr 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
May 6.1 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jul 5.3 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Sep 3.9 Barely noticeable 11.8 Significant breeze
Oct 3.5 Barely noticeable 10.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.2 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Dec 5.8 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.5%
Feb 54.2%
Mar 49.8%
Apr 51.1%
May 60.3%
Jun 70.4%
Jul 71%
Aug 71.1%
Sep 73.9%
Oct 74.7%
Nov 67.6%
Dec 61%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Western Nicaragua?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Nicaragua; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Western Nicaragua, Nicaragua is May, followed by December and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Western Nicaragua in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 28.8 in October means 28.8% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Western Nicaragua Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 95.9°F (35.5°C) and 90.9°F (32.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Western Nicaragua, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 87.2°F (30.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Western Nicaragua to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.7°F (33.7°C) and 89°F (31.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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