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Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama. Author Kent MacElwee. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama. Author Kent MacElwee

Panama climate: when to go to Panama

The climate of Panama is tropical, the country can be divided into two distinct climatic regions: the coast along the Caribbean Sea and the coast along the Pacific Ocean, both climatic regions have temperatures ranging between 25°C and 32°C.

The coast of the Caribbean Sea is much more rainy than the Pacific, it receives an average annual rainfall varies between 1,500 and 3,600 mm, while the coast along the Pacific Ocean receives about 1,100-2,300 mm a year.

Along the Caribbean coast rains with the same intensity throughout the year, while along the Pacific coast there is a dry season between January and April.

The southern regions of the country near the border with Colombia have instead a rainy season that lasts throughout the year also along the Pacific coast. Due to the tropical climate that characterizes the entire country the relative humidity is very high in all Panama.

Panama City, Panama. Author Zachary Baumgartner. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Panama City, Panama. Author Zachary Baumgartner

The temperature of the sea along the coast of the Pacific Ocean and along the Caribbean Sea is around 28 ° C throughout the year.

WHEN TO GO TO PANAMA

The most suitable months for a trip to Panama are the driest (at least along the Pacific coast) between January and April.

PANAMA CLIMATIC TABLES

PANAMÁ (2 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 18,5 33,4 62,4  2,9
February 18,4 34,2 26,7  1,3
March 18,4 34,8 16,4  1,4
April 19,5 35,4 11,7  4,9
May 21,1 34,5 8,3  15,0
June 21,3 33,8 39,9  16,0
July 21,0 33,9 51,2  14,0
August 20,9 33,9 53,7  15,0
September 21,0 32,9 22,2  17,0
October 20,8 32,6 30,4  20,0
November 20,3 32,9 57,8  16,0
December 19,2 33,3 76,8  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

PANAMÁ (Caribbean Coast)
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 27
February 27
March 27
April 28
May 28
June 28
July 28
August 28
September 28
October 28
November 28
December 28

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