Bocas Town weather in May (Bocas del Toro, Panama)

What can you expect from the weather in Bocas Town during May? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In May, Bocas Town generally has high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 86°F (show in °C). However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 78°F. Keep in mind, these temperatures are averages, and some days might be even warmer. Dress suitably to manage the heat.

Bocas Town in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 12 inches (show in mm) for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 18 days of the month will see rainfall.

The city usually sees around 160 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Bocas Town. February and March typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Bocas Town climate page with graphs.

 

Bocas Town, monthly averages in May

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 77.7°F  
Max Temperature 85.8°F  
Chance of Rain 59%  
Precipitation 12 inches  
Rainy days 18 days  
Humidity 80% *  
Sunshine 160 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Boquete, Panama (64 KM, 40 Miles).

Where to go in Panama in May

Find out more about the weather in Panama in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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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 / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Bocas Town in May?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
7/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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