Weather in May in Panama

Panama is a region 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 is in general poor.

May is a very warm month with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F) and nighttime temperatures around 26°C (78°F) in Panama City. It is a very warm month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation ranges from heavy in Tocumen with 207mm (8.1inch) rainfall to heavy in Panama City with 227mm (8.9inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 110 hours of sunshine in Panama City during the whole month.

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 warm 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 Contadora

In May Contadora generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Contadora
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
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
25°C / 77°F 
243 hours 
105mm / 4.1inch 
12 days 
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
188 hours 
207mm / 8.1inch 
21 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
156 hours 
251mm / 9.9inch 
22 days 
poor 
Climate in Contadora

Average weather in Playa Coronado

In May Playa Coronado generally has very warm 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 Coronado
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 Coronado

Average weather in San Carlos

In May San Carlos generally has very warm 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.

San Carlos
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 San Carlos

Average weather in Playa Bonita Village

In May Playa Bonita Village generally has very warm 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 Bonita Village
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 Bonita Village

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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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