The best times to visit Panama City for ideal weather are
December 17th to April 29th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Panama City Travel Guide
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Weather in Panama City
Average temperatures in Panama City vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 12th 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 April, March, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late March where highs are regularly around 92.5°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.5°F (23.6°C) at night.
Panama City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Panama City Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Panama City Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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 January, March, and then February. 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 January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 14th.
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Panama City (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Panama City has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (54.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (79.3%).
Wind in Panama City is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 3.8 knots (4.4 MPH or 7 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Panama City.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||3.4||Barely noticeable||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||3.4||Barely noticeable||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||3.8||Barely noticeable||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||2.4||Barely noticeable||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||1.8||Barely noticeable||8.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||1.6||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||1.6||Barely noticeable||7.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||1.6||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||1.7||Barely noticeable||8.2||Significant breeze|
|Oct||2||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||1.9||Barely noticeable||8.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||2.5||Barely noticeable||9.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Panama City?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe, except in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are regional travel advisories for Panama; exercise normal security precautions and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Panama City, Panama is June, followed by March and July. 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 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
Overall Panama City Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.5°F (33.6°C) and 87.6°F (30.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 moderate precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Panama City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 86.1°F (30.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 9 to 10 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 perfect this time of year in Panama City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 88.4°F (31.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.