Weather in May in Panama

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in May 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 May?

The weather in Panama in May ranges from poor to pleasant depending on the destination.

During May in Panama, the temperature ranges from high in Boquete with 29°C (84°F) to very high temperatures in Bocas Town with 32°C (90°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 22°C (72°F) in Bocas Town and 17°C (63°F) in Boquete. These night and day temperatures are an average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and bring light clothes.

Precipitation in May ranges from high in Paso Ancho with an average of 158mm (6.2inch) rainfall to heavy in Boquete with 300mm (12inch). It is also generally a moderate sunny month with an average of 110 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 May

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

Average weather in Panama City

In May Panama City generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (78°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor 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
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
26°C / 78°F 
172 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
5 days 
31°C / 88°F 
26°C / 78°F 
110 hours 
227mm / 8.9inch 
15 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 77°F 
118 hours 
235mm / 9.3inch 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Panama City

Average weather in Bocas Town

In May Bocas Town generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy 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
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 89°F 
22°C / 71°F 
368mm / 14inch 
15 days 
poor 
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
179mm / 7inch 
17 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
260mm / 10inch 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Bocas Town

Average weather in Boquete

In May Boquete generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Boquete
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
16°C / 61°F 
220 hours 
105mm / 4.1inch 
29°C / 84°F 
17°C / 63°F 
160 hours 
300mm / 12inch 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
17°C / 63°F 
130 hours 
325mm / 13inch 
poor 
Climate in Boquete

Average weather in Bastimentos

In May Bastimentos generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy 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
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 89°F 
22°C / 71°F 
368mm / 14inch 
15 days 
poor 
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
179mm / 7inch 
17 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
260mm / 10inch 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Bastimentos

Average weather in Playa Blanca

In May Playa Blanca generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (78°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor 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
<<   April April
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
26°C / 78°F 
172 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
5 days 
31°C / 88°F 
26°C / 78°F 
110 hours 
227mm / 8.9inch 
15 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 77°F 
118 hours 
235mm / 9.3inch 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Playa Blanca

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Is May the best time to go to Panama?

In our opinion May is not the best time to visit Panama with commonly poor 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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