Average Weather in Tolé Panama
In Tolé, the wet season is warm and overcast, the dry season is hot and partly cloudy, and it is oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 68°F to 89°F and is rarely below 66°F or above 92°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Tolé for hot-weather activities is from mid December to late March.
The temperature in Tolé varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, 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 Tolé, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Tolé begins around November 24 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around April 14. On January 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 56% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 44% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 14 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around November 24. On June 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 95% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 5% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Tolé varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.4 months, from April 28 to December 8, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 52% on October 25.
The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from December 8 to April 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on February 14.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 52% on October 25.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Tolé experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from March 8 to January 29, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 21, with an average total accumulation of 8.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.3 months, from January 29 to March 8. The least rain falls around February 17, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Tolé does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 36 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:07 AM on May 27, and the latest sunrise is 40 minutes later at 6:46 AM on January 30. The earliest sunset is at 6:03 PM on November 14, and the latest sunset is 46 minutes later at 6:49 PM on July 14.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Tolé during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Tolé experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 10 months, from March 18 to February 3, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 92% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 19, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 27, with muggy conditions 89% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Tolé experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from December 28 to April 13, with average wind speeds of more than 6.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.5 months, from April 13 to December 28. The calmest day of the year is July 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Tolé varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 6.3 months, from May 16 to November 26, with a peak percentage of 74% on October 13. The wind is most often from the north for 5.7 months, from November 26 to May 16, with a peak percentage of 91% on January 1.
Tolé 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 water temperature does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 1°F of 83°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Tolé throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Tolé for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to late February, with a peak score in the first week of January.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Tolé for hot-weather activities is from mid December to late March, with a peak score in the first week of January.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Tolé are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from January 19 to April 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 20, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from May 18 to November 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 17, with an average of 3.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tolé are 8.240 deg latitude, -81.672 deg longitude, and 919 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tolé contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,394 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 879 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,441 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (8,363 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tolé is covered by cropland (37%), grassland (32%), and trees (28%), within 10 miles by trees (42%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by water (40%) and trees (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tolé, 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 is only a single weather station, David Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Tolé.
At a distance of 86 kilometers from Tolé, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Tolé according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .