Panama City, Florida 

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Climate in Panama City, Florida

Panama City, Florida gets 60 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Panama City averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 237 sunny days per year in Panama City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Panama City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42
Rain: averages 60 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Panama City is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Florida.

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October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Panama City, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Panama City, FloridaUnited States
  59.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  106.6 days106.2 days
  237 days205 days
  26 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Panama City with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In Panama City, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Panama City are April, October and November.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Panama City with an average of 42.0°. This is colder than most places in Florida.

In Panama City, there are 54.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.

In Panama City, there are 13.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.

In Panama City, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

July is the wettest month in Panama City with 7.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 34% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 59.8 inches in Panama City means that it is wetter than most places in Florida.

August is the rainiest month in Panama City with 14.2 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 106.6 rainy days annually in Panama City, which is less rainy than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Panama City, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Panama City.

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    Reviews for Panama City    18 Reviews
    Better wait until hurricane recovery is complete. - 3/31/2019
    This review is from a 24 year resident moved from Michigan. When I first moved, I missed the bigger city things like a university, large library, electronics stores, and... Read More

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    Beautiful area, but economy and employment lacking - 10/17/2018
    I've lived in the Springfield area for just about 4 years, I'm military so I move a lot. Panama City definitely has it's pros and cons. Pros: The beaches. Some of... Read More

    drought - 10/11/2018
    It needs more rain. drought conditions prevail. Grass and trees need rain. Sun is nice but a little rain is... Read More

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