Average Weather in La Montañuela Panama
In La Montañuela, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is windy and partly cloudy, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 71°F to 95°F and is rarely below 69°F or above 98°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit La Montañuela for hot-weather activities is from early December to early March.
The hot season lasts for 2.0 months, from February 22 to April 23, with an average daily high temperature above 93°F. The hottest day of the year is April 2, with an average high of 95°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 6.5 months, from June 2 to December 17, with an average daily high temperature below 86°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 71°F and high of 88°F.
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 La Montañuela, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in La Montañuela begins around November 25 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 25. On July 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 93% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 7% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in La Montañuela varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.4 months, from April 28 to December 8, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 48% on October 23.
The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from December 8 to April 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on February 9.
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 48% on October 23.
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. La Montañuela experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 10 months, from March 13 to January 20, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 20, with an average total accumulation of 8.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.8 months, from January 20 to March 13. The least rain falls around February 12, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in La Montañuela does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 35 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2019, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 40 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 6:04 AM on May 26, and the latest sunrise is 39 minutes later at 6:43 AM on January 29. The earliest sunset is at 6:00 PM on November 14, and the latest sunset is 45 minutes later at 6:45 PM on July 15.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in La Montañuela during 2019.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in La Montañuela, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 4% of 96% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in La Montañuela experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from December 26 to April 20, with average wind speeds of more than 7.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.2 months, from April 20 to December 26. The calmest day of the year is June 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in La Montañuela varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 1.1 months, from May 22 to June 25 and for 3.2 months, from August 10 to November 17, with a peak percentage of 68% on October 13. The wind is most often from the north for 1.5 months, from June 25 to August 10 and for 6.2 months, from November 17 to May 22, with a peak percentage of 51% on July 18.
La Montañuela 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 2°F of 82°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in La Montañuela 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 La Montañuela for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to early March, 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 La Montañuela for hot-weather activities is from early December to early March, with a peak score in the second 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 La Montañuela 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 16 to April 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 18, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from May 17 to November 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is July 25, with an average of 3.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of La Montañuela are 8.025 deg latitude, -80.863 deg longitude, and 253 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Montañuela contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 525 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 278 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (945 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,342 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Montañuela is covered by cropland (45%), grassland (33%), and trees (13%), within 10 miles by grassland (41%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by grassland (31%) and trees (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Montañuela, 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, Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of La Montañuela.
At a distance of 183 kilometers from La Montañuela, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from La Montañuela to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 39%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 61%.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .