Rivas, Nicaragua

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Rivas
Municipality and City
Street in Rivas, Nicaragua.
Street in Rivas, Nicaragua.
Rivas is located in Nicaragua
Rivas
Rivas
Location in Nicarauga
Coordinates: 11°26′21.51″N 85°49′37.19″W / 11.4393083°N 85.8269972°W / 11.4393083; -85.8269972Coordinates: 11°26′21.51″N 85°49′37.19″W / 11.4393083°N 85.8269972°W / 11.4393083; -85.8269972
Country  Nicaragua
Department Rivas Department
Area
 • Municipality and City 281 km2 (108 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Municipality and City 41,080
 • Urban 27,650
Time zone Nicaragua Standard Time (UTC-6)

Rivas is a city and municipality in southwestern Nicaragua on the Isthmus of the same name. The city proper is the capital of the Department of Rivas and administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

Climate[edit]

Rivas has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) with a short dry season from January to April and a lengthy wet season from May to October. Temperatures remain steady throughout the year with the dry season being slightly cooler and range from 25.5 °C (77.9 °F) in January to 27.7 °C (81.9 °F) in May. The average annual precipitation is 1,345 millimetres (53 in).

Climate data for Rivas, Nicaragua
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.7
(83.7)
26.6
(79.9)
30.9
(87.6)
31.8
(89.2)
31.7
(89.1)
30.0
(86)
29.5
(85.1)
29.8
(85.6)
29.8
(85.6)
29.5
(85.1)
29.1
(84.4)
28.7
(83.7)
29.68
(85.42)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.5
(77.9)
26.0
(78.8)
27.0
(80.6)
26.4
(79.5)
27.7
(81.9)
26.7
(80.1)
26.4
(79.5)
26.6
(79.9)
26.2
(79.2)
26.3
(79.3)
26.1
(79)
25.6
(78.1)
26.38
(79.48)
Average low °C (°F) 23.0
(73.4)
23.2
(73.8)
23.9
(75)
24.8
(76.6)
24.9
(76.8)
24.3
(75.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.1
(75.4)
23.6
(74.5)
23.8
(74.8)
23.8
(74.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.92
(75.05)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.31)
4
(0.16)
3
(0.12)
10
(0.39)
172
(6.77)
225
(8.86)
151
(5.94)
181
(7.13)
265
(10.43)
209
(8.23)
87
(3.43)
30
(1.18)
1,345
(52.95)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 2 1 0 1 10 16 14 15 22 17 10 5 113
Mean monthly sunshine hours 229.4 228.8 244.9 231.0 195.3 141.0 148.8 161.2 147.0 173.6 186.0 207.7 2,294.7
Source: Hong Kong Observatory [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climatological Information for Rivas, Nicaragua". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 

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