Average Weather in La Guinea Panama
In La Guinea, the wet season is warm and overcast; the dry season is hot, windy, and partly cloudy; and it is oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 75°F to 87°F and is rarely below 72°F or above 89°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit La Guinea for hot-weather activities is from late December to late March.
The temperature in La Guinea 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 La Guinea, 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 Guinea begins around December 1 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around April 13. On January 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 13 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around December 1. On July 28, 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 La Guinea varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.7 months, from April 23 to December 14, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 64% on November 8.
The drier season lasts 4.3 months, from December 14 to April 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on February 26.
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 64% on November 8.
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 Guinea experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in La Guinea. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 8, with an average total accumulation of 9.7 inches.
The least rain falls around February 12, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in La Guinea 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, 38 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:56 AM on May 27, and the latest sunrise is 40 minutes later at 6:36 AM on January 29. The earliest sunset is at 5:52 PM on November 13, and the latest sunset is 46 minutes later at 6:38 PM on July 13.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in La Guinea during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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 perceived humidity level in La Guinea, 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, remaining a virtually constant 100% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 La Guinea experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from December 9 to April 18, with average wind speeds of more than 11.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.7 months, from April 18 to December 9. The calmest day of the year is June 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in La Guinea varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.8 months, from August 14 to November 8, with a peak percentage of 43% on September 30. The wind is most often from the north for 9.2 months, from November 8 to August 14, with a peak percentage of 92% on January 1.
La Guinea 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 5.4 months, from May 8 to October 20, with an average temperature above 82°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is June 16, with an average temperature of 83°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 1.8 months, from February 7 to April 2, 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 La Guinea 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 Guinea for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid January to late March, with a peak score in the first week of March.
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 Guinea for hot-weather activities is from late December to late March, with a peak score in the second week of February.
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.
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).
Temperatures in La Guinea 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 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.
Growing Degree Days
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 experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from January 18 to April 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 19, with an average of 6.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 19 to October 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 2.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of La Guinea are 8.342 deg latitude, -78.934 deg longitude, and 128 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Guinea contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 443 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 129 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (728 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (4,728 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Guinea is covered by trees (58%), cropland (17%), mangroves (14%), and water (10%), within 10 miles by water (73%) and trees (20%), and within 50 miles by water (89%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Guinea, 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 La Guinea.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Guinea 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 La Guinea is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Guinea and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tocumen International Airport (50%, 95 kilometers, northwest) and Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport (50%, 96 kilometers, northwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.