Dalyce L Toronto, Canada 1 post May Weather!
May 06, 2016, 10:55 PM
Hello! We are coming to Nicaragua for the first time May 17 and so far the forecast says clouds and rain every single day for the entire time we are there! Just wondering if this is accurate, and what is the best weather forecast site/app to use. Thanks so much!
likeeveryoneelse Managua, Nicaragua Level Contributor 639 posts 16 reviews
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May 07, 2016, 5:45 PM
normally may is the end of the dry season, and for the last couple of years has been pretty dry and very hot. But the rains have come early this year, and we have had some subsstantial rain so far. I dont know if its here to stay or not, its hard to accurately predict. But this last week has been pretty rainy and its supposed to continue into this next week.
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elportonverde Managua, Nicaragua Level Contributor 794 posts 22 reviews 2. Re: May Weather! May 08, 2016, 11:08 AM
Greetings Dalyce L: To add to l.e.e.’s post, while the forecast can look like it is raining every day (and that’s assuming that the rains are here to stay, which isn’t at all certain) it doesn’t rain every day and when it does it is afternoon thunderstorms or at nighttime. So plan your outdoor activities for the mornings and mid-day, not a big deal. The best weather app is called “Human Eyes to the Sky” i.e. just look towards the eastern/northeastern sky as that’s the general directions of the Caribbean trade winds which will be bringing the rains. If there’s a lot of dark clouds to the east then get ready it will likely rain at some point.
Cheers, Mike @ El Portón Verde, Managua
Source: May Weather! – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor
So, how about these May rains?
We’ve had a great start to the traditional rainy season here in the Pacific side of Nicaragua. Thank goodness as we’ve had a horrible drought the last three years. While the weather and trade wind patterns can always change, so far so good as we’ve seemingly jumped into a typical rainy season that actually started in early May whereas even in normal years it begins in mid-May.
So let’s all knock on wood and hope that this keeps up!