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Panama Weather in April: Rain, Temperatures

Panama weather in April
Average high temperature and rainfall for Colón Panama in April. © 2021 Scott S. Bateman

The weather in Panama during April is both hot and wet. April is not the best month to visit Panama for good vacation weather.

Panama’s three most popular vacation spots are the Colón cruise port on the Caribbean coast, Bocas del Toro on the Caribbean coast and the Panama City cruise port on the Pacific coast.

Colón and Panama City are only 46 miles apart, even though they reside on opposite coasts of the country. Bocas del Toro is 159 miles west of Colón.

Panama Temperatures in April

The average high temperature for Panama City in April is 96 degrees Fahrenheit or 26 Celsius, according to Hydrometeorological Panama, the government meteorological service. The average low temperature is 67 degrees Fahrenheit or about 19 Celsius.

Bocas del Toro has average high temperatures in April of 89 degrees Fahrenheit or 31 Celsius. The average low temperature is 71 Fahrenheit or 21 Celsius.

Colón doesn’t have official government weather statistics, but it is usually warmer than Bocas del Toro and not as warm as Panama City, according to nearby locations. The average high temperature is about 91 degrees Fahrenheit or 33 Celsius.

Panama has some of the most extreme high and low temperatures of any Central American vacation destinations.

Water temperatures stay midway between the daytime highs and nighttime lows. In combination with trade winds, the water temperatures may feel cool in the mornings and warm in the afternoons.

Panama Rainfall in April

April is the final month of the dry season for Panama City. The month average is less than three inches of rainfall. By comparison, the average rainfall in May is nearly nine inches as the rainy season hits the area with strength.

Bocas del Toro has heavy rainfall throughout the year and averages more than 14 inches in April.

April is a transition month between the dry season and rainy season for Colón. The average rainfall is more than five inches. The risk of rain is higher toward the end of the month as the rainy season approaches.

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Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
May 11, 2021