Panama City (Cuidad de Panamá) is located along the Pacific Ocean coast in an area originally covered by tropical forest. The climate of Panama City is therefore the humid sub-equatorial tropical climate. This type of climate means that there are almost stable temperatures throughout the year with minimal variations in the order of one or two degrees between the coldest and hottest months. The average annual temperature is around 26.6 ° C while the relative humidity is on average around 75%. The average minimum temperatures are stable between 18 ° C and 21 ° C. The maximum average temperatures vary between 35 ° C and 32 ° C.
EIGHT MONTHS OF RAIN SEASON
The seasons, on the other hand, are marked by the difference in rainfall. Panama City is characterized by the presence of a dry season – which lasts four months – which runs from January to April and a rainy season – which lasts eight months – which runs from May to December.
Panama City is located along the Pacific coast which is the least rainy coast of the country for which the average annual precipitation is around 1,900 mm. The rainiest months are October and November. The annual rainy days are 131 in total. During the rainy season there are on average between 20 and 15 rainy days per month, while in the dry season the monthly rainy days are only 2 or 3 per month. Due to the high humidity and sub-equatorial climate, the city sky is often cloudy. The hours of sunshine are 1,743 per year.
The sea water temperature along the coast where the City of Panama is located is stable around 28 ° C throughout the year.
WHEN TO GO TO THE CITY OF PANAMA
The best months for a trip to Panama City are the driest between January and April.
THE CLIMATE OF PANAMA CITY: CLIMATIC TABLES
|PANAMÁ (2 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|PANAMÁ (Pacific Coast)|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|