The Rainy Season in Managua starts about June. Normally we have 20-25 inches of rain a month during the rainiest part of the Rainy Season, which is in September and October. We’re hoping the Rainy Season will start pretty soon because we have a drought this year and its really causing some problems with rice and bean crops. If it doesn’t improve, there’s going to be a shortage of food in this country this year.
The weather on a typical day in the Rainy Season will be partially cloudy in the morning, and a little cooler than during the summer. The Rainy Season is what they call “invierno” or “winter” down here. When somebody asks if in the winter it gets cold, I say “No; it’s 78 - 90 degrees every day.” The difference between summer and the winter in Managua is that you get rain in the winter and you don’t have any in the summer.
As far as the rains, you know’ll they’re coming because you will see the clouds starting to get dark and you will feel the whoosh of the wind. 15 minutes later you will get an inch of rain an hour. That’s the way it comes in the winter time.