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January Weather in Panama City Beach Florida, United States

Daily high temperatures are around 63°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 73°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 63°F on January 13.

Daily low temperatures are around 48°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 62°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 47°F on January 26.

For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Panama City Beach typically range from 77°F to 89°F, while on January 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 47°F to 63°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in January in Panama City Beach

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in January in Panama City Beach

Average Hourly Temperature in January in Panama City BeachJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Longmen, China (8,321 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Panama City Beach (view comparison).

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The month of January in Panama City Beach experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 44% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45% on January 3.

The clearest day of the month is January 11, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.

For reference, on July 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, while on October 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.

Cloud Cover Categories in January in Panama City Beach

Cloud Cover Categories in January in Panama City BeachJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFebOct 2666%Oct 2666%Jan 156%Jan 156%Jan 3156%Jan 3156%Jan 1157%Jan 1157%Jan 2156%Jan 2156%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Panama City Beach, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 30% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 62% on July 29, and its lowest chance is 20% on October 29.

Probability of Precipitation in January in Panama City Beach

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Panama City Beach is increasing, starting the month at 3.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.6 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 4.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.5 inches or falls below 1.7 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in January in Panama City Beach

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of January in Panama City Beach, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 30 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 0 seconds, and weekly increase of 6 minutes, 59 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 10 hours, 15 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January in Panama City Beach

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Panama City Beach is 6:40 AM on January 10 and the earliest sunrise is 6 minutes earlier at 6:34 AM on January 31.

The earliest sunset is 4:53 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 25 minutes later at 5:18 PM on January 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Panama City Beach during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:42 AM and sets 14 hours, 6 minutes later, at 7:47 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:35 AM and sets 10 hours, 12 minutes later, at 4:47 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January in Panama City Beach

The solar day over the course of January. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in January in Panama City Beach

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in January in Panama City BeachJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb001010202020303040500001010202030303040
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of January 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for January 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January in Panama City Beach

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January in Panama City BeachJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebDec 125:33 PMDec 125:33 PMDec 266:34 PMDec 266:34 PMJan 115:58 AMJan 115:58 AMJan 2511:55 AMJan 2511:55 AMFeb 95:00 PMFeb 95:00 PMFeb 246:31 AMFeb 246:31 AM6:15 AM6:15 AM4:23 PM4:23 PM4:27 PM4:27 PM7:24 AM7:24 AM7:05 AM7:05 AM5:18 PM5:18 PM4:15 PM4:15 PM6:51 AM6:51 AM6:29 AM6:29 AM5:18 PM5:18 PM5:01 PM5:01 PM6:31 AM6:31 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Jan 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
75%-10:27 AMW10:09 PME3:54 AMS251,581 mi
2
66%-10:53 AMW11:02 PME4:33 AMS251,362 mi
3
50%-11:18 AMW11:55 PME5:11 AMS250,322 mi
4
47%-11:44 AMW-5:51 AMS248,460 mi
5
37%12:51 AMESE12:13 PMWSW-6:32 AMS245,841 mi
6
27%1:48 AMESE12:45 PMWSW-7:16 AMS242,608 mi
7
18%2:50 AMESE1:22 PMWSW-8:06 AMS238,972 mi
8
10%3:55 AMESE2:08 PMWSW-9:01 AMS235,217 mi
9
4%5:01 AMESE3:03 PMWSW-10:02 AMS231,667 mi
10
1%6:05 AMESE4:07 PMWSW-11:06 AMS228,657 mi
11
0%7:05 AMESE5:18 PMWSW-12:12 PMS226,475 mi
12
2%7:56 AMESE6:31 PMWSW-1:14 PMS225,299 mi
13
8%8:40 AMESE7:43 PMWSW-2:12 PMS225,176 mi
14
16%9:18 AMESE8:53 PMW-3:05 PMS226,018 mi
15
25%9:52 AME9:59 PMW-3:54 PMS227,646 mi
16
36%10:23 AME11:04 PMW-4:42 PMS229,830 mi
17
50%10:55 AME--5:29 PMS232,341 mi
18
59%-12:08 AMWNW11:27 AMENE6:17 PMS234,981 mi
19
70%-1:12 AMWNW12:03 PMENE7:07 PMS237,605 mi
20
80%-2:17 AMWNW12:43 PMENE7:59 PMS240,118 mi
21
87%-3:21 AMWNW1:29 PMENE8:54 PMS242,471 mi
22
94%-4:22 AMWNW2:20 PMENE9:49 PMS244,643 mi
23
98%-5:18 AMWNW3:16 PMENE10:43 PMS246,621 mi
24
100%-6:08 AMWNW4:15 PMENE11:35 PMS248,383 mi
25
100%-6:51 AMWNW5:14 PMENE--
26
100%-7:28 AMWNW6:12 PMENE12:24 AMS249,889 mi
27
98%-8:00 AMWNW7:08 PMENE1:09 AMS251,076 mi
28
94%-8:28 AMWNW8:02 PME1:50 AMS251,859 mi
29
89%-8:54 AMW8:55 PME2:30 AMS252,139 mi
30
82%-9:20 AMW9:47 PME3:09 AMS251,816 mi
31
74%-9:45 AMW10:41 PME3:47 AMS250,806 mi

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Panama City Beach is gradually decreasing during January, falling from 9% to 5% over the course of the month.

The lowest chance of a muggy day during January is 5% on January 31.

For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on January 31, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 5% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in January in Panama City Beach

Humidity Comfort Levels in January in Panama City BeachJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%DecFebJan 315%Jan 315%Jan 19%Jan 19%Jan 117%Jan 117%Jan 215%Jan 215%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Panama City Beach is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 10.7 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on January 22, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.7 miles per hour, while on August 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.8 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during January is 10.7 miles per hour on January 22.

Average Wind Speed in January in Panama City Beach

Average Wind Speed in January in Panama City BeachJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphDecFebJan 2210.7 mphJan 2210.7 mphJan 110.6 mphJan 110.6 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Panama City Beach throughout January is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 38% on January 1.

Wind Direction in January in Panama City Beach

Wind Direction in January in Panama City BeachJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%DecFebwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Panama City Beach is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Panama City Beach is gradually decreasing during January, falling by 2°F, from 66°F to 63°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in January in Panama City Beach

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Panama City Beach typically lasts for 11 months (337 days), from around January 28 to around December 31, rarely starting after February 28, or ending before December 11.

The smallest chance that a given day will be within the growing season in Panama City Beach during January is 31% on January 16.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January in Panama City Beach

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January in Panama City BeachJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFebJan 147%Jan 147%55%Jan 3155%Jan 31Jan 1134%Jan 1134%Jan 2138%Jan 2138%90%Feb 2890%Feb 28very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Panama City Beach are increasing during January, increasing by 201°F, from 7°F to 208°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in January in Panama City Beach

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of January, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Panama City Beach is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 3.1 kWh to 3.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January in Panama City Beach

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January in Panama City BeachJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWhDecFebJan 13.1 kWhJan 13.1 kWhJan 313.8 kWhJan 313.8 kWhJan 113.3 kWhJan 113.3 kWhJan 213.5 kWhJan 213.5 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Panama City Beach are 30.177 deg latitude, -85.805 deg longitude, and 7 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Panama City Beach is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 20 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (43 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (328 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Panama City Beach is covered by water (48%) and artificial surfaces (44%), within 10 miles by water (68%) and artificial surfaces (13%), and within 50 miles by water (49%) and trees (32%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Panama City Beach, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Panama City Beach.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Panama City Beach according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Panama City Beach is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Panama City Beach and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Panama City Beach and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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