Best time to visit Panama

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Panama. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit Panama?

The best time to visit Panama (Panama City) is November based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Panama (Panama City)30
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Panama (Panama City)31
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Panama (Panama City)31
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Panama (Panama City)32
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Panama (Panama City)31
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Panama (Panama City)29
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Panama (Panama City)30
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Panama (Panama City)29
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Panama (Panama City)29
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Panama (Panama City)29
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Panama (Panama City)28
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Panama (Panama City)29

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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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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.

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