Panama City, Florida, Weather

Average monthly temperature and rainfall in Panama City

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Panama City, located in Florida's Panhandle, has an overall average high temperature of 78 degrees and an average low of 59 degrees. Meanwhile, those flocking to Panama City Beach for spring break in March may experience slightly cooler temperatures. Families visiting during the summer may need to follow these tips on how to beat the Florida heat to keep their cool in the higher temps.

Panama City's weather can be unpredictable, as evidenced by these unusual recorded temperatures: The lowest recorded temperature was a frigid 6 degrees in 1985, and the highest recorded temperature was a sweltering 102 degrees in 2007. On average, July is Panama City's warmest month and January is its coolest month. The maximum average rainfall typically falls in July.

If you’ll be in Panama City during spring break, double check that you have your bathing suit, a cover-up, and sandals for the beach. Be aware though that some restaurants may require a little more than that to provide service.

Be sure to follow these tips for traveling during hurricane season if you'll be in Florida between June 1 and November 30. You can also visit weather.com for current weather conditions, 5- or 10-day forecast and more. If you're planning a Florida vacation or getaway, check weather, events, and crowd levels from our month-by-month guides.

January

January is in the heart of Panama City's low season in the winter, which means that there are less crowds and lower hotel prices. However, if you travel during New Year's, there may still be holiday events happening.

  • Average High Temperature: 63° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 42° F
  • Average Precipitation: 4.88 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 56° F

February

February is still relatively chilly, so you may want to wear long pants and a light jacket for the colder weather.

  • Average High Temperature: 66° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 46° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.12 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 58° F

March

March is the start of spring break season, so expect the area to be crowded with college kids. If you do have travel plans in March, make sure to book your hotel rooms far in advance.

  • Average High Temperature: 72° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 51° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.67 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 63° F

April

Around Easter, in early April, is a great time to visit Panama City thanks to the smaller crowds and comfortable temperatures.

  • Average High Temperature: 78° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 57° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.66 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 71° F

May

May marks the sweet spot between the spring break and summer high seasons. The weather is high, attractions are open, and hotel prices are still affordable.

  • Average High Temperature: 84° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 65° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.07 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 78° F

June

June is the start of summer, so you'll see many families flocking to Panama City.

  • Average High Temperature: 89° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 73° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.18 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 84° F

July

July and August are the hottest months and also tend to have the most rainfall—although it's usually just short afternoon showers.

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 75° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.40 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 85° F

August

August continues to bring the heat, but the crowds diminish as the school season starts up.

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 75° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.97 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 86° F

September

Labor Day is high time for Panama City, so come in late September to avoid the beach-goers.

  • Average High Temperature: 88° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 71° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.02 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 82° F

October

October is one of the best months to visit as the temperatures are high but not too hot, and you'll have the beach all to yourself.

  • Average High Temperature: 81° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 60° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.58 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 74° F

November

November is the end of hurricane season (that runs from June to November).

  • Average High Temperature: 73° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 51° F
  • Average Precipitation: 4.49 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 65° F

December

Although December is in the heart of the holidays, it is still low season in Panama City. This means that lodging costs are low.

  • Average High Temperature: 65° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 44° F
  • Average Precipitation: 4.02 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 58° F