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The climate of Panama Canal (Panama)
The Panama Canal is the only waterway between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Whoever wants to travel from east to west or the other way round through the American continent has to sail through the Panama Canal which was opened in 1914. The route takes you along the Miraflores locks, Lake Gatun and the Gatun locks and is breathtakingly beautiful and relatively expensive. Depending on the capacity of the vessel the toll is several tens of thousands American dollars and may even be 200,000 dollars. The climate along the Panama Canal is tropical, always warm with high humidity figures and with a reasonable chance of a shower. From May till December heavy rain is not uncommon on the Panama Canal which causes a limited sight. Is you want to go on a cruise through the canal you’d best do so during the winter or the beginning of spring. Although it is slightly warmer during this period chances of beautiful clear skies with contrasting clouds are highest. In combination with the beautiful scenery along the canal this makes for beautiful views.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Panama Canal

average
 maximum
temperature (°C)

average
minimum

temperature (°C)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (°C)
January 31 23 8 10 27
February 32 23 9 8 27
March 33 23 8 7 28
April 33 24 7 9 28
May 32 24 6 18 29
June 31 24 6 21 29
July 31 23 7 21 29
August 31 23 6 23 28
September 30 23 5 20 28
October 30 22 6 21 28
November 30 22 5 22 28
December 30 22 6 16 27
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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