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Climate & Weather in Panama

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Panama's climate is tropical and features hot days, cooler nights, relatively high humidity (around 80%). There are many microclimates in Panama and the weather conditions vary by location. Average daytime temperatures are about 32C / 90F and drop during the night to about 21C / 70 F. Mountainous areas are cooler and windier.

The dry season (summer) is from late December to early May and the rainy season (winter) is from late May to early December, with the rainiest regions being the western mountains on the Caribbean Sea. Generally rainfall and humidity are much higher on the Caribbean side than on the Pacific coast, also during the dry season; the Azuero Peninsula on the Pacific coast is the driest place in Panama. Highest temperatures are on the southwest, where the country borders Costa Rica.

Panama is situated outside of hurricane belt and is not affected by hurricanes.

Weather Averages in Panama


Colon
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
80°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
79°F
26°C
79°F
26°C
Average High Temperature
84°F
29°C
84°F
29°C
85°F
29°C
86°F
30°C
87°F
31°C
86°F
30°C
85°F
29°C
85°F
29°C
87°F
31°C
86°F
30°C
84°F
29°C
84°F
29°C
Average Low Temperature
76°F
24°C
76°F
24°C
76°F
24°C
77°F
25°C
76°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
74°F
23°C
74°F
23°C
75°F
24°C
Highest Recorded Temperature
89°F
32°C
87°F
31°C
94°F
34°C
97°F
36°C
95°F
35°C
93°F
34°C
94°F
34°C
93°F
34°C
95°F
35°C
94°F
34°C
92°F
33°C
89°F
32°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
66°F
19°C
67°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
67°F
19°C
69°F
21°C
71°F
22°C
69°F
21°C
70°F
21°C
71°F
22°C
71°F
22°C
70°F
21°C
67°F
19°C
Average Precipitation
4"
10cm
2"
5cm
1"
3cm
4"
10cm
11"
28cm
15"
38cm
17"
43cm
16"
41cm
12"
30cm
18"
46cm
24"
61cm
13"
33cm

Panama City
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
83°F
28°C
83°F
28°C
84°F
29°C
84°F
29°C
83°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
82°F
28°C
Average High Temperature
89°F
32°C
90°F
32°C
90°F
32°C
89°F
32°C
87°F
31°C
86°F
30°C
87°F
31°C
86°F
30°C
86°F
30°C
85°F
29°C
86°F
30°C
87°F
31°C
Average Low Temperature
76°F
24°C
76°F
24°C
77°F
25°C
78°F
26°C
78°F
26°C
77°F
25°C
77°F
25°C
77°F
25°C
76°F
24°C
76°F
24°C
76°F
24°C
76°F
24°C
Highest Recorded Temperature
93°F
34°C
97°F
36°C
95°F
35°C
97°F
36°C
97°F
36°C
100°F
38°C
102°F
39°C
95°F
35°C
100°F
38°C
95°F
35°C
93°F
34°C
93°F
34°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
68°F
20°C
70°F
21°C
70°F
21°C
72°F
22°C
73°F
23°C
72°F
22°C
70°F
21°C
72°F
22°C
70°F
21°C
72°F
22°C
72°F
22°C
68°F
20°C
Average Number of Days With Precipitation
24
days
13
days
10
days
18
days
26
days
22
days
22
days
23
days
24
days
26
days
26
days
28
days
Average Number of Days With Precipitation
24
days
13
days
10
days
18
days
26
days
22
days
22
days
23
days
24
days
26
days
26
days
28
days


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