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Usual weather in Panama

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Panama? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.


What weather to expect in Panama

The climate of Panama is tropical maritime. In rainy season, which is from May to January, you can expect hot and humid weather, often cloudy. Dry season is from January to May.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Aguadulce, Balboa, Bastimentos, Boca Brava, Boca Chica, Bocas del Toro, Boquete, Caribbean West, Central Panama, Cerro Punta, Changuinola, Coiba National Marine Park, Colon, Darien National Park, David, Eastern Panama, El Valle, Gamboa, Isla Carenero, Isla Cristóbal, Isla Palenque, Islas Ladrones, Islas Paridas, Islas Secas, Las Lajas, Mulatupo o Sasardi, Pacific West, Panama City, Parque Nacional Marino Golfo de Chiriquí, Pearl Islands, Pedasi, Portobelo, Puerto Obaldia, San Blas Islands, San Francisco, Santa Catalina, Santiago de Veraguas, Soberanía National Park, Taboga, Volcan Barú.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is April, the average maximum temperature is 36.5 ℃ (97.7 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 19.4 ℃ (66.92 ℉). The coldest month here is November, the average maximum temperature is 33 ℃ (91.4 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 20.1 ℃ (68.18 ℉). The most rainy month here is October, the average number of rainy days is 19.6. The least rainy month here is February, the average number of rainy days is 1.3.

When travelling to some places in Panama, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Volcan Baru (3475 m) and the lowest point is Pacific Ocean (0 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Panama. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in January is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in January is 33.4 ℃ (92.12 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19 ℃ (66.2 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.8 ℃ (92.84 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.8 ℃ (92.84 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 2.9. The average rainfall is 29.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:36 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:39 and at the end of the month 11:43.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in February is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in February is 34.2 ℃ (93.56 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.6 ℃ (65.48 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.8 ℃ (92.84 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34.45 ℃ (94.01 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 1.3. The average rainfall is 10 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:43 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:50 and at the end of the month 11:57.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in March is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in March is 34.7 ℃ (94.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.6 ℃ (65.48 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34.45 ℃ (94.01 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.6 ℃ (96.08 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 1.4. The average rainfall is 13 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:57 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:04 and at the end of the month 12:12.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in April is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in April is 36.5 ℃ (97.7 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.4 ℃ (66.92 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.6 ℃ (96.08 ℉). At the end of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.4 ℃ (95.72 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 4.9. The average rainfall is 63.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:12 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:19 and at the end of the month 12:26.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in May is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in May is 34.3 ℃ (93.74 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.2 ℃ (70.16 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.4 ℃ (95.72 ℉). At the end of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34 ℃ (93.2 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 15.2. The average rainfall is 219.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:26 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:32 and at the end of the month 12:36.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in June is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in June is 33.7 ℃ (92.66 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.9 ℃ (71.42 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34 ℃ (93.2 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.8 ℃ (92.84 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 16.2. The average rainfall is 239.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:36 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:38 and at the end of the month 12:38.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in July is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in July is 33.9 ℃ (93.02 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.8 ℃ (69.44 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.8 ℃ (92.84 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.85 ℃ (92.93 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 14.2. The average rainfall is 168.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:38 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:36 and at the end of the month 12:31.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in August is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in August is 33.8 ℃ (92.84 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.1 ℃ (69.98 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.85 ℃ (92.93 ℉). At the end of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.85 ℃ (92.93 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 15.3. The average rainfall is 220.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:31 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:26 and at the end of the month 12:19.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in September is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in September is 33.9 ℃ (93.02 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.7 ℃ (69.26 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.85 ℃ (92.93 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.55 ℃ (92.39 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 17.2. The average rainfall is 251.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:19 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:12 and at the end of the month 12:04.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in October is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in October is 33.2 ℃ (91.76 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.2 ℃ (70.16 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.55 ℃ (92.39 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.1 ℃ (91.58 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 19.6. The average rainfall is 328.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:04 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:57 and at the end of the month 11:50.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in November is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in November is 33 ℃ (91.4 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.1 ℃ (68.18 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.1 ℃ (91.58 ℉). At the end of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.6 ℃ (92.48 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 16.3. The average rainfall is 251.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:50 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:44 and at the end of the month 11:39.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Panama in December is this: The average highest temperature in Panama in December is 34.2 ℃ (93.56 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.1 ℃ (66.38 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.6 ℃ (92.48 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.8 ℃ (92.84 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 7.5. The average rainfall is 104.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:39 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:36 and at the end of the month 11:35.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Panama in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Panama Citytemperature: - highest temperature: 34.2 ℃ (93.56 ℉)lowest temperature: 19.1 ℃ (66.38 ℉)rainfall: 104.9mmrainy days: 7.5
Davidtemperature: - highest temperature: 32.8 ℃ (91.04 ℉)lowest temperature: 19.7 ℃ (67.46 ℉)rainfall: 78.9mmrainy days: 6.4
Santiagotemperature: - highest temperature: 34.1 ℃ (93.38 ℉)lowest temperature: 19 ℃ (66.2 ℉)rainfall: 82.6mmrainy days: 6.7
Los Santostemperature: - highest temperature: 33.5 ℃ (92.3 ℉)lowest temperature: 19.7 ℃ (67.46 ℉)rainfall: 46.7mmrainy days: 4.1
Antontemperature: - highest temperature: 33.5 ℃ (92.3 ℉)lowest temperature: 21.3 ℃ (70.34 ℉)rainfall: 91.4mmrainy days: 6.4
Bocas del Torotemperature: - highest temperature: 31.1 ℃ (87.98 ℉)lowest temperature: 21 ℃ (69.8 ℉)rainfall: 556mmrainy days: 20.3




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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