Panama City, Panama: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Panama City, Panama? If you're planning to go to Panama City, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Panama City, Panama

Based on the climate and weather in Panama City, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Panama City, Panama by month

January

If you are traveling to Panama City in January, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

February

If you visit Panama City during February, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

March

March for Panama City is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

April

Traveling to Panama City in April, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

May

If you vacation in Panama City during May, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat

June

If you go to Panama City in June, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts

July

If you are traveling to Panama City in July, you will notice that it is really hot and very stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses

August

August here is consistently hot and very stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

September

September here can be sweltering and very stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

October

Traveling to Panama City in October, you will notice that it is really hot and very stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots

November

November here can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

December

If you vacation in Panama City during December, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Panama City, Panama

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Panama City, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Panama City
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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