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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Panama City, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Panama City...

Panama City is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 36484 people. The water temperature around Panama City changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 14.7°C (58.4°F) in February up to 29.7°C (85.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (72°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Panama City is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Panama City?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Panama City is about:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Panama City?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Panama City. The closest one is The PassAmazons, which is just 5.1km (3.1miles) away from Panama City. Click here to check out more information on The PassAmazons and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Panama City are St Andrews State Park, which is roughly 5.1km (3.1miles) away, and Port st joe cape, located 32.2km (20miles) from Panama City.

Are there gorgeous beaches close to Panama City?

There are not too many beaches near to Panama City. The next good one is Panama City Beach, which is 8.8km (5.5miles) away from Panama City. Another nice beach near Panama City is Grayton Beach, ca 32.4km (20.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Panama City?

The sea temperature around Panama City is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Panama City. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of 15°C (58°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Panama City?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Panama City: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Panama City...

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