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The climate of Panama City: when to go to Panama City

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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.


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.


The best months for a trip to Panama City are the driest between January and April.


PANAMÁ (2 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 18,5 33,4 29,3  2,9
February 18,4 34,2 10,1  1,3
March 18,4 34,8 13,1  1,4
April 19,5 35,4 64,7  4,9
May 21,1 34,5 225,1  15,0
June 21,3 33,8 235,0  16,0
July 21,0 33,9 168,5  14,0
August 20,9 33,9 219,9  15,0
September 21,0 32,9 253,9  17,0
October 20,8 32,6 330,7  20,0
November 20,3 32,9 252,3  16,0
December 19,2 33,3 104,6  7,5
YEAR 20,0 33,8 1907,2  131

PANAMÁ (Pacific Coast)
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 28
February 28
March 28
April 28
May 28
June 28
July 28
August 28
September 28
October 28
November 28
December 28

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