Panama City Beach Weather
Panama City Beach, Florida is a subtropical coastal city with temperatures that vary from summer to winter. Highs range from the 90s in the Summer to the 60s in the Winter. December and January are typically the coldest with July and August being the hottest and also the wettest. Powerful thunderstorms are common in these months but often occur in the afternoons. Weather during Spring Break can range from warm to cool with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.
Average High and Low Temperature in Panama City Beach:
January 63° / 45° February 66° / 48° March 72° / 54° April 77° / 59°
May 84° / 68° June 89° / 74° July 90° / 76° August 90° / 75°
September 88° / 72° October 81° / 63° November 73° / 54° December 65° / 47°
Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th but it is possible for the storms to occur outside of these dates. These storms can have dramatic impacts on coastal areas.
The UV index is higher in the summer months but it is possible to get a sun burn at any time of the year. The ultraviolet radiation is also still present when the skies are cloudy or overcast so be sure to always use appropriate sun protection and to limit your exposure at the peak hours between 11 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.
Typically tides in and around Panama City Beach occur once a day with a single high and low tide that ranges from one to two feet. There can occasionally be two tides in a day or tidal changes outside those ranges.
The surf at Panama City Beach is generally mild but can build to impressive heights in the right conditions. Larger breaks occur on the sandy beaches when wind patterns cause them to build. Waves are typically larger in the winter months and when storms, espescially tropical systems are present in the Gulf.
Water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico around Panama City Beach ranges from the 60s in the winter months to the 80s in the summer. Spring Break water temperatures can range from the mid 60s to the mid 70s.