WHAT IS THE WEATHER IN PANAMA LIKE?
Being in the Intertropical Convergence Zone (confluence zone of trade winds from both hemispheres), the weather in Panama is warm most of the year, especially in low-lying areas located at sea level, where the average temperature may be 86° F. In the higher mountain areas, low temperature almost one degree per 150 m elevation and tendency to stay.
Even though Panama is not in the line of the Ecuator, it is located in the thermal and rainfall ecuator of the planet and therefore has similar thermal conditions and rainfall throughout the year.
The weather in Panama provides 2 seasons: dry and rainy, determined by the north-south migration makes intertropical convergence zone which influences most of the territory of Panama.
The humidity level is high, due to the proximity of large masses of the two aquifers oceans and narrow isthmus, which also contains the masses of lake water that form the Canal. Panama’s climate is definitely tropical rain marine features.
The rainy season starts around May and lasts until November, with emphasis on the months of September and October as the rainiest.
This circumstance makes it an attractive climate especially for people who come from cold or very dry areas, as the strong influence of climate on nature gives special characteristics of exuberance to this nation.