The climate of Managua (Nicaragua)
Managua is the capital of Nicaragua, which is situated in Central
America. With 1.8 million inhabitants it is the second biggest town of
Central America, after Guatemala City. Managua lies on Lake Managua
and is originally an Indian settlement. In 1819 the town of Leal Villa
de Santiago de Managua was founded in this place, which became the
capital of Nicaragua in 1885. Earthquakes and civil wars were the
cause that the town regularly had to be partly rebuilt and renovated.
In times of political rest the risk of catastrophes does keep lying in
wait. Managua lies in a region where there is always a chance of
earthquakes, like for instance the disastrous earthquakes that
destroyed the town for the greater part in 1931 and 1972.
Managua has a tropical savannah climate (type Aw) with high maximum
temperatures of thirty to thirty-six degrees on an average. In March
and April the temperature can even rise a little higher, after which
the start of the rainy season makes the temperature drop a bit. The
combination of tropical temperatures and a high relative air humidity
makes the temperature feel high. In Managua the amount of
precipitation is yearly almost two-thousand millimeters, of which the
greater part falls in the period of May until November. Within the
rainy season there is a little less rainfall in July and August, after
which on an average September is the wettest month with a long
standing average of 404 millimeters.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Managua.
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of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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