Panama weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Panama

The best time to visit in Panama is from January until April, September and December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Panama is 30°C in January and the lowest is 29°C in June.

Panama has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Panama or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Panama by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 30 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 29 29
Precipitation (mm) 30 14 25 101 200 154 194 173 124 176 190 90
Climate data from city: Panama City

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14 day weather forecast Panama

The weather for in Panama will be 29° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Panama is based on the weather conditions in the city of Panama City.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 24 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
24°
29° 3.9 mm 55% 2 m/s 3
Monday 25 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
24°
29° 6.5 mm 70% 2 m/s 5
Tuesday 26 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
23°
29° 18.8 mm 85% 2 m/s 7
Wednesday 27 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
23°
29° 21.9 mm 90% 2 m/s 3
Thursday 28 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
23°
29° 28.9 mm 90% 2 m/s 3
Friday 29 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
23°
29° 4.8 mm 60% 1 m/s 6
Saturday 30 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
23°
29° 15.9 mm 85% 2 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 31 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
23°
29° 27.8 mm 90% 1 m/s 3
Monday 1 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
23°
29° 4.3 mm 60% 2 m/s 3
Tuesday 2 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
22°
29° 8.9 mm 75% 2 m/s 3
Wednesday 3 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
23°
29° 5.9 mm 65% 3 m/s 4
Thursday 4 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
23°
29° 52.4 mm 95% 3 m/s 3
Friday 5 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
24°
29° 12.4 mm 80% 5 m/s 3
Saturday 6 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
29° 5.1 mm 65% 6 m/s 4

Climate Panama

Panama has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for Panama is 29° degrees and there is about 1471 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 57 days a year with an average humidity of 84% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Panama

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 30 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 29 29
Night temp. (°C) 24 24 24 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 30 14 25 101 200 154 194 173 124 176 190 90
Days with rain 14 11 16 23 29 26 28 27 24 26 28 25
Dry days 17 17 15 7 2 4 3 4 6 5 2 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 7 6 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Climate data from city: Panama City

Panama weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Panama? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Panama?

Panama lies in a straight line about 11,836 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Panama City).

How long is the flight to Panama?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Panama is approximately 14 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Panama?

These are the largest airports in Panama:

  • Enrique Adolfo Jimenez Airport – Colón
  • Enrique Malek International Airport – David
  • Alonso Valderrama Airport – Chitré
  • Cap Manuel Niño International Airport – Changuinola
  • Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport – Albrook
  • Tocumen International Airport – Tocumen

How many inhabitants are there in Panama?

Panama has approximately 4,098,135 inhabitants.

How big is Panama?

The area of Panama is around 78,201 km². It is 3,5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Panama?

The capital of Panama is Panama City.

What is the currency of Panama?

In Panama the US dollar (USD), Panamanian balboa (PAB) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 24 October 2021

  • 1 US dollar = 0.69 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 1.45 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 6.92 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 14.46 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 69.15 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 144.61 US dollar
  • 1 Panamanian balboa = 0.69 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 1.45 Panamanian balboa
  • 10 Panamanian balboa = 6.89 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 14.51 Panamanian balboa
  • 100 Panamanian balboa = 68.93 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 145.09 Panamanian balboa

What is the area code of Panama?

The area code to call Panama is +507.