Many travelers that come to Panama have doubts about the weather; we would like clear these doubts to help you with your travel planning to Panama!
Panama has a tropical climate and it´s divided in two main seasons: dry, which is usually from December to May, and rainy which we like to call the “green season”, from June to November. During the dry season, it usually doesn´t rain, but sometimes we can get a surprise sprinkle of rain. Due to the dryness, these months are good months to travel to Panama. Not only will you be able enjoy the wonderful climate, but you are able to be in the presence of a variety of birds, mammals and great flowers.
The rainy season doesn´t mean that the rain won´t allow you to enjoy Panama, on the contrary, during the rainy season is when Panama is the greenest and our favorite time to enjoy outdoors. You will be able to admire the growing flora and also take advantage of good deals off season, just make sure that if you´re planning an activity outside to check the weather forecast!
**Note: These two seasons don’t apply to all of the country. On the Caribbean side, which includes Colon, Bocas del Toro, and San Blas, might have rainfall during the whole year. Meanwhile in Chiriquí and Valle de Anton, there might be some rainfall during the dry season.
Year-round in Panama the temperature in the daytime usually ranges from 32ºC (90ºF) to 21ºC (70ºF) in the evening, meaning the day is hot and the night is cooler.
However it’s important to mention that the temperature varies according to geography. In the mountainous areas, such as Boquete and El Valle de Anton, the temperature annually may range from 12ºC (53ºF) to 15ºC (59ºF).
Facts about the weather in Panama
- Even though we have a dry season, Panama´s humidity goes up to 80% all year round.
- Because of Panama´s location you don´t have to worry about hurricanes.
- February is the driest month and October is the wettest month
- Rain can fall for more than 2 hours
- It’s very rare and important to mention that in the mountainous areas, snow and frost may sometimes be visible, but not in large amount.
Just make sure to check the weather and temperature when booking your trip, to be able to have the best experience in Panama!