Panama weather in December

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in December in Panama. Is this month a good time to go to Panama? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Panama in December?

The weather conditions in Panama in December range from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

During December in Panama, the average maximum temperature ranges from high in Boquete with 29°C (83°F) to very high in Bocas Town with 31°C (88°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 21°C (69°F) in Bocas Town and 15°C (59°F) in Boquete. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in December ranges from moderate in Paso Ancho with an average of 42mm (1.7inch) rainfall to heavy in Bocas Town with 565mm (22inch). It is also generally a moderately sunny period with an average of 119 hours of sunshine in Panama City during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Panama.

Where to go in Panama in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Panama on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Panama

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Panama?

Average weather in Panama City

In December Panama City generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Panama City
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
25°C / 76°F 
141 hours 
254mm / 10inch 
16 days 
poor 
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 76°F 
119 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
7 days 
January   >> January
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32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 76°F 
226 hours 
27mm / 1.1inch 
3 days 
Climate in Panama City

Average weather in Bocas Town

In December Bocas Town generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (69°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Bocas Town
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 89°F 
22°C / 71°F 
292mm / 11inch 
17 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
21°C / 69°F 
565mm / 22inch 
20 days 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
31°C / 88°F 
21°C / 69°F 
125mm / 4.9inch 
17 days 
Climate in Bocas Town

Average weather in Boquete

In December Boquete generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (83°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Boquete
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
27°C / 81°F 
16°C / 61°F 
150 hours 
297mm / 12inch 
poor 
29°C / 83°F 
15°C / 59°F 
220 hours 
80mm / 3.1inch 
January   >> January
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
14°C / 57°F 
275 hours 
35mm / 1.4inch 
Climate in Boquete

Average weather in Bastimentos

In December Bastimentos generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (69°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Bastimentos
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 89°F 
22°C / 71°F 
292mm / 11inch 
17 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
21°C / 69°F 
565mm / 22inch 
20 days 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
31°C / 88°F 
21°C / 69°F 
125mm / 4.9inch 
17 days 
Climate in Bastimentos

Average weather in Playa Blanca

In December Playa Blanca generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Playa Blanca
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
25°C / 76°F 
141 hours 
254mm / 10inch 
16 days 
poor 
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 76°F 
119 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
7 days 
January   >> January
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 76°F 
226 hours 
27mm / 1.1inch 
3 days 
Climate in Playa Blanca

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Panama.

Is December the best time to go to Panama?

In our opinion December is a good time to visit Panama with commonly tolerable weather in Panama City.

On average the best time to visit Panama is in January, February and March with generally perfect weather in Panama City. The worst months are May, June, August, September, October and November that can have poor weather conditions.

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