Panama is between 7 and 9 degrees above the line of Ecuador, which places Panama firmly in the tropics. Consequently, average temperatures throughout the year are a balmy 75 ° F to 85 ° F (24 ° C and 29 ° C), varying only with altitude. The average temperature in the highlands of Chiriqui, for example, is 60 ° F (16 ° C), and is the only area in Panama, where they are likely to feel cold.
Humidity is always high in Panama, and rainfall varies significantly across the Pacific and the Caribbean, with some areas in the Caribbean that have got almost the double the annual rainfall in Panama City. The best time to visit Panama during the dry season is from mid December to mid April. These months are also considered high season, and some hotels and resorts charge higher rates during this period. Destinations in the Caribbean, such as Bocas del Toro have a rainless dry season shorter, usually occurs in September / October and February / March, but in reality the rain can occur any day of the year in Panama.
The highlands of Chiriqui experience a variety of microclimates which can change dramatically, sometimes even within a few miles. In Boquete, there are strong winds and rain is a mist called daub peculiar weather phenomena that are occurring from mid-December to mid February occasional storms, and from March to May are the sunniest months.
If you can not visit Panama during the dry season, keep in mind that the first months (April to July) are characterized by sudden storms, very strong in the afternoon that are of short duration and can occur every few days. Often, the sky is overcast afternoon.
Holidays in Panama
There is a saying in Panama Panama says the only thing serious is your vacation and this is no joke. Almost all companies, including banks, offices and many shops and restaurants are often the Panama City feels like a ghost town. Public holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday are usually on Mondays, allowing a long weekend. Transportation services are also very low. During the holidays, most people come to the beach or other nearby destinations, so if you plan to travel during this time, book accommodation well in advance and make sure you have confirmed your reservations.
The most revered holiday in Panama are the Carnival, the 4 days preceding Ash Wednesday. (Although not officially a holiday, most patients reported in the work to recover from Carnival of Panama).The largest celebration will take place in Panama City and the Azuero Peninsula, with parades, floats, costumes and music. Note that the celebrations in Panama City can be a bit noisy and generally not as elegant as those of the Azuero Peninsula. Carnival dates are: from 21 to 24 February and from 13 to 16 February.
Official holidays in Panama are: January 1 (New Year), January 9 (Martyrs Day), Good Friday, Easter Sunday, May 1 (Labor Day), August 15 Foundation of Panama (holiday only in Panama City), October 12 (Columbus Day), Nov. 2 (All Souls Day), 3 November (Independence Day), November 04 (Flag Day), Nov. 5 ( Columbus Day – celebrated in the city of Columbus only), November 10 (first call of Independence), 28 November (Independence Day), December 8 (Mother’s Day), December 25 (Christmas Day .)