Panama City has a
tropical climate. Temperatures are around 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit
(approximately 25-30 degrees Celsius) and humidity is always high. The
average rainfall per annum is 1,500 mm along the Pacific coast and 2,500 mm
on Caribbean side.
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There are two seasons in Panama.
The dry season (Panama's tourist season) lasts from January to mid-April and
the rainy season from mid-April to December. Rainfall is heavier on the
Caribbean side of the highlands, but most people live on or near the Pacific
coast. Temperatures are typically hot in the lowlands (between 70F and 90F)
and cool in the mountains (between 50F-64F).
The weather can be hot and steamy in the lowlands during the rainy season,
when the humidity makes the heat more oppressive. Rain in Panama comes in
sudden short downpours that freshen the air and are followed by sunshine. The
dry season is the most comfortable time for hiking. The Darién Gap can be
crossed only at that time.
Panama Time Zone: GMT/UTC minus 5 hours
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