Panama City Beach, FL 

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Climate in Panama City Beach, FL

Panama City Beach, FL enjoys a subtropical climate year-round with hot summers and mild winters. Average summer temperatures range from the high 70s to mid 80s Fahrenheit (25-30°C) while winter temperatures usually remain in the mid 50s to low 70s (12-22°C). The area receives abundant sunshine and typically has slightly lower humidity than other parts of Florida. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year but can increase during the summer months due to tropical weather systems. There is also an increased risk of hurricane activity from June through November.

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

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

On average, there are 239 sunny days per year in Panama City Beach. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Panama City Beach gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 43
Rain: averages 60 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

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

Climate Averages
  Panama City Beach, FloridaUnited States
  59.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  108.1 days106.2 days
  239 days205 days
  13 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 Beach with an average high temperature of 90.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In Panama City Beach, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Panama City Beach are April, October and November.

In Panama City Beach, there are 54.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Panama City Beach with an average of 42.9°. This is colder than most places in Florida.

In Panama City Beach, there are 10.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.

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

Humidity in Panama City Beach can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.

July is the wettest month in Panama City Beach with 7.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 59.8 inches in Panama City Beach means that it is wetter than most places in Florida.

July is the rainiest month in Panama City Beach with 14.1 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.9 rainy days. There are 108.1 rainy days annually in Panama City Beach, which is less rainy than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 37% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Panama City Beach    12 Reviews
    Sad changes - 10/1/2019
    I've lived here since 2001 and have seen many changes, mainly for the good. Although in the last couple years, and even more so after Hurricane Michael the cost of... Read More

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    SHAMEFUL - 8/29/2019
    I loved this area until I heard the property owners/corporations increased peoples rents between 30% to 90% that were still recovering from last years... Read More

    pannama city - 2/12/2013
    Pannama city lived in the neighboring area 6 years loved it . I think you expect to much from such a small town as for the papermill you either put up with the smell or... Read More

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