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The weather guide for Panama (Panama City) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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When is the best time to go to Panama?

The best time to go to Panama (Panama City) is February and March based on the following average weather conditions.

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Panama weather overview

This hilly country is hot throughout the year and the only relief from the high temperatures and humidity is to be found up in the highlands, where conditions are cooler and crisper, especially at night. Rainfall in Panama is very heavy on the Pacific coast and less so (but still substantial) in the lowlands of the Caribbean coast.

The rainy season runs from May to December and downpours can be torrential, so always pack good waterproofs if going at this time of year. Sunshine levels are highest in the winter months (January to April), so this is a good time to visit, especially if you can stay in the hills where the air is fresher.

What to pack for Panama weather

Take light clothes and warmer cover-ups for mountain visits.

Which is the hottest month in Panama?

The hottest time of year in Panama City, Panama is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Panama?

In terms of rainfall, October is usually the wettest month in Panama City, Panama with 333mm on average. There are normally 22 days in October with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Panama?

The sunniest time of year in Panama City, Panama is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 64% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Panama?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Panama City, Panama in June when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

What is the time difference between Panama and the UK?

The time difference between Panama and the UK is GMT-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Panama?

The main language spoken in Panama is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Panama?

The currency in Panama is the Panamanian Balboa (PAB) and the United States Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in Panama?

Panama uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Panama?

They drive on the right side of the road in Panama.

Compare Panama weather with the USA

Below the Panama weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Panama (Panama City) and the USA (Washington).

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