The Weather and Climate in Nicaragua
Nicaragua, being in the tropical region of Central America, enjoys a tropical climate the same of those experienced in the famed Caribbean resorts. The country is characterized by hot vast plains on the Pacific border and mountains and volcanoes on the Western front which gives the country two distinct set of climates as the highlands have a generally cooler temperature.
As with any tropical country, a pronounced wet and dry season is the expected weather patterns to be experienced. The region designated as the North-Central Highlands have longer rainy season than the Pacific Lowlands, and enjoys an average range of 24°–27°C temperature, making it suitable for growing Nicaraguan coffee, a leading export commodity. The region known as the Atlantic Lowlands, a large rainforest region, is the next largest rainforest region next to the Amazon in Central America where the temperature is just a little warmer than in the North-Central Highlands. The Pacific Lowlands, where most of the inhabitants of Nicaragua is settled, is known as the “hot land” of Central America because temperatures, on the average, pummels to 29°–32°C throughout the year. Though it is the hottest in the region, it is generally cooler compared to other tropical region in Asia where 33°–37° C are the normal average temperature. This area also gets about 60 inches of rainfall a year, a good amount of rainfall to nourish Nicaragua’s sugarcane, banana, cotton, rice, tobacco, corn, sesame, soya and bean plants.
Because, Nicaragua has been marred by tyrannical rule and civil unrests from the 1920s up to the late 80s, it is just now that Nicaraguans have realized how perfect and ideal their climate is for developing their coastal areas into prime tourist destinations. With a tropical climate that does not sear skin and ideal beaches for resorts, and if done right, Nicaragua can definitely give the Caribbean resorts a run for their money.