Average Weather in Los Lotes Panama
In Los Lotes, 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 72°F to 91°F and is rarely below 69°F or above 93°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Los Lotes for hot-weather activities is from late December to late March.
The temperature in Los Lotes 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
Kulim, Malaysia (11,448 miles away); South Tangerang, Indonesia (11,994 miles); and Makassar, Indonesia (11,137 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Los Lotes (view comparison).
In Los Lotes, 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 Los Lotes begins around November 29 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around April 14. On January 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 14 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around November 29. On July 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 96% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 4% 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 Los Lotes varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.6 months, from April 26 to December 13, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on November 10.
The drier season lasts 4.4 months, from December 13 to April 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on February 1.
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 45% on November 10.
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. Los Lotes experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 10.0 months, from March 19 to January 18, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 31, with an average total accumulation of 7.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from January 18 to March 19. The least rain falls around February 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Los Lotes does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 39 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:56 AM on May 27, and the latest sunrise is 42 minutes later at 6:38 AM on January 29. The earliest sunset is at 5:52 PM on November 15, and the latest sunset is 48 minutes later at 6:41 PM on July 12.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Los Lotes during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Los Lotes, 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 3% of 97% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Los Lotes experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from December 9 to May 2, with average wind speeds of more than 11.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 16.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.2 months, from May 2 to December 9. The calmest day of the year is September 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Los Lotes varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 weeks, from September 25 to October 16, with a peak percentage of 38% on October 7. The wind is most often from the north for 11 months, from October 16 to September 25, with a peak percentage of 95% on January 1.
Los Lotes 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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 5.8 months, from May 12 to November 6, with an average temperature above 83°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is June 12, with an average temperature of 84°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.1 months, from January 31 to April 4, with an average temperature below 79°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 6, with an average temperature of 78°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Los Lotes 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 Los Lotes for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to late March, with a peak score in the third 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 Los Lotes for hot-weather activities is from late December to late March, with a peak score in the last 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 Los Lotes 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 2.8 months, from January 23 to April 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 21, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from May 21 to November 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is July 20, with an average of 2.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Los Lotes are 9.124 deg latitude, -79.289 deg longitude, and 115 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Los Lotes contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 249 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 111 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,314 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (3,668 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Los Lotes is covered by cropland (41%), grassland (25%), trees (19%), and shrubs (16%), within 10 miles by trees (31%) and cropland (23%), and within 50 miles by water (63%) and trees (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Los Lotes, 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, Tocumen International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Los Lotes.
At a distance of 12 kilometers from Los Lotes, 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 Los Lotes 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .