What is the weather like in Panama?

The weather in Panama is extremely variable. There are two main seasons, rainy and dry. The rainy season typically lasts from mid-April through mid-December, while the dry season lasts from mid-December until mid-April. These seasons, however, are not set in stone and much is dependent upon where you are. For example, the Pacific side of Panama is generally hot and dry and follows the seasonal patterns. During the rainy season, that usually means sunshine in the morning and rain in the afternoon. The Caribbean coast, however, has less rigid weather patterns. It tends to be warm and fairly humid throughout the year and can see rain in any month — this includes the Bocas del Toro and Guna Yala archipelagos. The mountainous parts of Panama – including Boquete and El Valle – typically experience cooler temperatures and misty conditions throughout the year.

The temperature in Panama is fairly constant. In the lowlands, the temperature ranges between 21°C (70°F) and 32°C (90°F). The highlands tend to be much cooler, and can even get below freezing at some points of the year.

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