Panama has two temperatures: hot and really, really hot. If you are looking for sun, the best time
to come is around December through to May. The rest of the year is the rainy season.
Panamanians love the sun and hate the rain. When a rainstorm comes, you'll see them hiding in
shops or under covers. The rain is WARM and it's always around 90 degrees here.
Humidity is quite bearable in the dry season, but in June and July, it soars until you can taste
the water in the air. Many people would drive for 30 minutes when you could walk the same
distance in five. If you go outside without the benefit of air conditioning for even 5
minutes, you come back soaked in sweat and breathless.
Temperatures are high across the whole country throughout the year, though cooler at high
altitudes. The rainy season lasts from May to November. Rainfall is twice as heavy on the
Pacific coast as it is on the lowlands of the Caribbean coast.
Required clothing: Lightweight cottons and linen, rainwear advisable, particularly in the
rainy season. Warmer clothes for the highlands.