Panama has a tropical maritime climate with a hot, humid, cloudy prolonged rainy season (May to January) and a short dry season (January to May).
It is completely outside the hurricane belt and experiences few if any natural disasters. Most of Panama has two seasons: wet (“winter”) and dry (“summer”).
Summer is roughly from December to April. In May, the rains start gradually with frequent showers (most lasting no more than an hour or two). The wet season generally culminates in November with major downpours.