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Best time to visit Panama City, Panama

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The best time to visit Panama City is December-March

Panama City is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, December-March is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 23℃ (73℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Panama City are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Panama City in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn more about when to travel to Panama City, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

Panama City seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Panama City as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Panama City is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Panama City

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Panama City for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Panama City climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Panama City for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Panama City in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Panama City in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 12 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Panama City in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Panama City in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Panama City in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 254mm (10") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Panama City in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 192mm (8") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Panama City in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 234mm (9") over 28 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Panama City in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 221mm (9") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Panama City in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 161mm (6") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Panama City in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 202mm (8") over 27 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Panama City in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 216mm (9") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Panama City in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 131mm (5") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Panama City in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Panama City is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Panama City is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Panama City is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Panama City, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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