Nicaragua has two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season lasts from mid-May to mid-November, with October being the wettest month of all. It is not unusual in October to have medium to torrential rains that last for several days. Temperatures in this season usually range from 80 F to 90 F. Surfers like coming to Nicaragua during the rainy season because the swells come from the southern hemisphere and the surfing is better.
The dry season lasts from mid-November to the end of May, with May being the hottest and driest month. As the months go on without a drop of rain, it gets quite windy and sometimes dusty. If you are looking for the “worst weather” months to determine how you will like living here during that time, plan your vacation for October or May. The best weather months to visit are December, January, July, and August. During these months Nicaragua looks lush and beautiful, with trees full of leaves and flowers cascading over fences and decorating patios everywhere.