Climate of Panama
Panama’s tropical climate has two seasons, one dry and one rainy. Variations depend on the region and altitude. The Caribbean coast sees rain year-round, while the Pacific coast has a more pronounced dry season. The Azuero Peninsula has an extremely arid climate during the dry season. In contrast, the mountains get plentiful rain during the wet season.
The wet season lasts from May to November and is considered winter, though it’s a time when plants are sprouting. There are fewer visitors to Panama at this time and prices are lower. Summer, the dry season, lasts from December to April, with March and April generally being the hottest months.
Variations in temperature are linked to altitude in Panama. Coastal temperatures regularly reach 95°F (35°C). The temperature drops 34°F (1°C) for every 150 meters (nearly 500 feet). Those who would rather avoid hot and humid weather might prefer the cooler regions: El Valle, Boquete, Volcan and Cerro Azul.