Weather in January in Panama

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January 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 January?

The weather conditions in Panama in January range from tolerable to perfect depending on the destination.

During January in Panama, the average temperature ranges from high in Paso Ancho with 29°C (84°F) to very high in Tocumen with 32°C (90°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C (75°F) in Tocumen and 15°C (58°F) in Paso Ancho. These night and day temperatures are an average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and bring light clothes.

Precipitation in January ranges from low in Paso Ancho with an average of 12mm (0.5inch) rainfall to high in Bocas Town with 125mm (4.9inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 226 hours of sunshine in Panama City during the whole 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 January

Find the average weather conditions in January 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 January for the 5 most popular destinations in Panama?

Average weather in Panama City

In January Panama City generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 76°F 
119 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
7 days 
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 76°F 
226 hours 
27mm / 1.1inch 
3 days 
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 76°F 
247 hours 
9mm / 0.4inch 
1 day 
Climate in Panama City

Average weather in Bocas Town

In January 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 high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Bocas Town
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
21°C / 69°F 
565mm / 22inch 
20 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
21°C / 69°F 
125mm / 4.9inch 
17 days 
31°C / 87°F 
20°C / 69°F 
270mm / 11inch 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Bocas Town

Average weather in Boquete

In January Boquete generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Boquete
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 83°F 
15°C / 59°F 
220 hours 
80mm / 3.1inch 
30°C / 86°F 
14°C / 57°F 
275 hours 
35mm / 1.4inch 
31°C / 88°F 
15°C / 59°F 
262 hours 
21mm / 0.8inch 
Climate in Boquete

Average weather in Bastimentos

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

Bastimentos
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
21°C / 69°F 
565mm / 22inch 
20 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
21°C / 69°F 
125mm / 4.9inch 
17 days 
31°C / 87°F 
20°C / 69°F 
270mm / 11inch 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Bastimentos

Average weather in Playa Blanca

In January Playa Blanca generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 76°F 
119 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
7 days 
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 76°F 
226 hours 
27mm / 1.1inch 
3 days 
32°C / 89°F 
25°C / 76°F 
247 hours 
9mm / 0.4inch 
1 day 
Climate in Playa Blanca

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

Is January the best time to go to Panama?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit Panama with commonly perfect 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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