The best times to visit Panama City for ideal weather are

February 19th to May 20th

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 Travel Info

Weather in Panama City

Temperature

Average temperatures in Panama City 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 somewhat temperate — in the 40th 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, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 89.4°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76°F (24.4°C) at night.

Panama City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Panama City 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 Perceived Temperature (F)

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Panama City Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Panama City 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 62.5 52.8 44.7
Feb 64.2 54.7 46.4
Mar 70.6 61.1 52.5
Apr 76.6 67.7 59.4
May 82.9 74.3 65.9
Jun 87.8 80.5 73.2
Jul 88.3 81.5 74.8
Aug 88.8 81.6 75.1
Sep 86.8 78.4 71.5
Oct 80.2 70 61.8
Nov 71.6 60.3 51.2
Dec 67 56.9 48.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.9 11.6 7.1
Feb 17.9 12.6 8
Mar 21.4 16.2 11.4
Apr 24.8 19.8 15.2
May 28.3 23.5 18.8
Jun 31 26.9 22.9
Jul 31.3 27.5 23.8
Aug 31.6 27.6 23.9
Sep 30.4 25.8 21.9
Oct 26.8 21.1 16.6
Nov 22 15.7 10.7
Dec 19.4 13.8 9.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Panama City are May, April, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Panama City? 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.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 18% 0 3.3
Feb 21% 0 6
Mar 16% 0 5.2
Apr 12% 0 3.3
May 9% 0 1.6
Jun 24% 0 4.3
Jul 28% 0 6.6
Aug 31% 0 6.5
Sep 21% 0 5.3
Oct 15% 0 4.2
Nov 14% 0 4
Dec 20% 0 4.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 18 0 8.4
Feb 21 0 15.2
Mar 16 0 13.2
Apr 12 0 8.4
May 9 0 4.1
Jun 24 0 10.9
Jul 28 0 16.8
Aug 31 0 16.5
Sep 21 0 13.5
Oct 15 0 10.7
Nov 14 0 10.2
Dec 20 0 11.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Panama City has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (67.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (79.1%).

Wind in Panama City is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and January. March’s average wind speed of around 7.2 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.9 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Feb 6.8 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Mar 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Apr 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
May 6.7 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Jun 6.3 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Aug 5.6 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Sep 5.5 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Oct 5.8 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Nov 5.9 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Dec 6.8 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.7%
Feb 67.8%
Mar 70%
Apr 75.4%
May 75.3%
Jun 76.5%
Jul 77.6%
Aug 79.1%
Sep 76.6%
Oct 70.5%
Nov 69.4%
Dec 75.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Panama City?

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, FL, US is July, followed by October and June. 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 in January. 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 46.7 in January means 46.7% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Panama City Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.1°F (30.1°C) and 65.6°F (18.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 69.3°F (20.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Panama City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68.1°F (20.1°C) and 62.1°F (16.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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