The best times to visit Panama City Beach for ideal weather are

February 26th to May 13th

or

October 8th to December 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Panama City Beach Travel Info

Weather in Panama City Beach

Temperature

Average temperatures in Panama City Beach vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Panama City Beach, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 92.3°F (33.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.3°F (24.1°C) at night.

Panama City Beach Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Panama City Beach Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Panama City Beach Perceived Temperature (F)

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Panama City Beach Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Panama City Beach Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan63.353.244.8
Feb64.75444.8
Mar71.561.452.3
Apr77.567.659
May84.675.868.1
Jun90.581.674.4
Jul9082.175.3
Aug89.581.575.2
Sep88.579.472.3
Oct8171.363.4
Nov71.36050.6
Dec66.657.249.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan17.411.87.1
Feb18.212.27.1
Mar21.916.311.3
Apr25.319.815
May29.224.320.1
Jun32.527.623.6
Jul32.227.824.1
Aug31.927.524
Sep31.426.322.4
Oct27.221.817.4
Nov21.815.610.3
Dec19.2149.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Panama City Beach are October, November, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Panama City Beach? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Panama City Beach.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Panama City Beach (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan22%04.3
Feb18%05.6
Mar15%03.4
Apr12%03.7
May11%02.4
Jun22%02.9
Jul29%04
Aug33%06.1
Sep16%03.9
Oct11%02.5
Nov11%02.4
Dec20%06.7

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan22010.9
Feb18014.2
Mar1508.6
Apr1209.4
May1106.1
Jun2207.4
Jul29010.2
Aug33015.5
Sep1609.9
Oct1106.4
Nov1106.1
Dec20017

 

Humidity and Wind

Panama City Beach has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (55.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (71.5%).

Wind in Panama City Beach is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by May and March. January’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.4 MPH or 12 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Panama City Beach.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.5Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
Feb5.9Light breeze12.1Significant breeze
Mar6.2Light breeze12.4Significant breeze
Apr6.1Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
May6.4Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
Jun5.1Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
Jul4.7Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Aug4.5Light breeze11.2Significant breeze
Sep5.4Light breeze10.9Significant breeze
Oct6.2Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Nov5Light breeze10.6Significant breeze
Dec6Light breeze11.5Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan57.9%
Feb55.4%
Mar57.4%
Apr58.2%
May62.3%
Jun65.9%
Jul68%
Aug71.5%
Sep66.1%
Oct63.7%
Nov59.5%
Dec67.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Panama City Beach?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Panama City Beach, FL, US is June, followed by July and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Panama City Beach in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 24.8 in November means 24.8% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Panama City Beach Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 66.9°F (19.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Panama City Beach, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.6°F (32.6°C) and 68°F (20°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Panama City Beach to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70°F (21.1°C) and 62.4°F (16.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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