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Panama Weather in July: Hot and Rainy

Panama weather in July
Average high temperature and rainfall for Colon and Panama City, Panama, in July. © 2023 Scott S. Bateman

Panama weather in July is a month of hot temperatures and high risk of rain. Vacation planners may want to choose another month to visit this Central American cruise destination.

Panama has three major vacation destinations. They are the Colon cruise port on the Caribbean coast, the Bocas del Toro beach destination on the Caribbean coast and the Panama City cruise port on the Pacific coast.

Colon and Panama City are only 46 miles apart and share similar weather. The similar weather includes the Caribbean hurricane season and the Pacific hurricane season, both of which begin and end at nearly the same times of the year.

Panama Temperatures in July

Colon and Panama City have an average daytime temperature of 93 degrees Fahrenheit or nearly 34 Celsius, according to Panama’s national meteorological service. The average low temperature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 21 Celsius. These hot daytime and mild nighttime temperatures are typical for both cities throughout the year.

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Bocas del Toro, which is 160 miles north of Colon, has an average high temperature of 89 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 Celsius. The average nighttime temperature is 71 Fahrenheit or 22 Celsius.

Unlike most Caribbean destinations, Panama has a wide range between the average daytime and nighttime temperatures. Nighttime temperatures will cool seawater quite a bit for anyone who visits Panama beaches. But the hot daytime temperatures will lift the seawater temperatures to comfortable and even balmy by the mid afternoon.

By comparison, temperatures are only a few degrees cooler even in winter.

Panama Rainy Season in July

July continues the Panama rainy season that began in May. Colon and Panama City average about seven inches of rain during July. Colon’s rainfall is higher than most Caribbean destinations.

Bocas del Toro gets drenched with an average of 17 inches—one of the highest levels in the Caribbean.

By comparison, rainfall in Colon and Panama City reaches a low point of one inch or less from January through March and a high point of 13 inches in October. Bocas del Toro goes from a low of three inches in March to a high of 22 inches in December.

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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.
June 21, 2023

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