January weather forecast
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Weather in January

January marks the middle of the dry season in Panama. With reduced rainfall and drier conditions compared to the previous month of December, this month is often one of the most popular for tourists. The average temperatures in January range between 24°C (75.2°F) and 29°C (84.2°F), providing warm conditions perfect for sightseeing and exploring the diverse landscapes of the country. The amount of rainfall is significantly reduced with an average precipitation below 30mm (1.18"), providing clear skies and ample sunshine.

In Panama City, the country's capital and largest city, January weather is largely representative of the national average. However, it is worth noting that Panama City is located on the Pacific side of the country, which is generally hotter and drier than the Caribbean side. Thus, Panama City often experiences slightly higher temperatures than the national average during this month, with temperatures often reaching up to 30°C (86°F) during the day.

In comparison to February, January sees similar weather patterns, maintaining the dry and warm conditions that characterize this season. However, as January transitions into February, there may be a slight decrease in precipitation and a minor increase in average temperature.

Contrastingly, the highland regions, such as Boquete and El Valle de Anton, experience cooler temperatures in January, usually in the range from 18°C (64.4°F) to 24°C (75.2°F). These regions offer a respite from the heat and are popular destinations for hiking and bird watching.

January does not typically record any extreme climate conditions in Panama. It maintains a balanced climate that makes it one of the most comfortable months to visit the country. The lower rainfall and warm temperatures combine to provide a great climate for outdoor activities and exploring Panama's beaches, rainforests, and cultural sites.

  • Panama City - January »
    In Panama City, during January, the rain falls for 2.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 29mm (1.14") of precipitation. On the last day of January, in Panama City, sunrise is at 06:38 and sunset at 18:23 EST.
  • San Miguelito - January »
    What is the sea water temperature in January in San Miguelito? When is the sunrise / sunset in January in San Miguelito?
  • Tocumen - January »
    The months with the highest UV index in Tocumen are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index in Tocumen, Panama.
  • David - January »
    The average heat index, which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in January is estimated at 47°C (116.6°F). January welcomes the new year with lingering heat in David, Panama.
  • Arraiján - January »
    January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index in Arraiján, Panama. January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Arraiján, Panama.
  • Colon - January »
    The temperature in Colon hits its lowest levels in January through March, July, August, November and December, recording an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F). Colon's average lowest temperatures are recorded in January through March, July, August, November and December, reaching a high of 29°C (84.2°F).
  • Las Cumbres - January »
    The months with the highest UV index in Las Cumbres are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. In Las Cumbres the average relative humidity in January is 81%.
  • Chilibre - January »
    The weather in Chilibre, Panama in January strikes a balance between high and low temperatures ranging from 23.6°C (74.5°F) to 29.7°C (85.5°F) creating a comfortably warm climate. The nighttime temperature in Chilibre dips to a still warm 23.6°C (74.5°F) on average during January.
  • Chitre - January »
    The average heat index, which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in January is evaluated at 37°C (98.6°F). January in Chitre, Panama witnesses a moderate increase in temperature compared to December.
Updated: May 24, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | Resources

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