Hurricanes in Panama

Hurricanes occur rarely in Panama. On average, they happen about once per year.

The hurricane season usually lasts from early June to late November.

Panama has certainly been affected by the foothills of several hurricanes, but during the past 12 months no hurricane reached the inhabited areas on land.

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Most violent hurricanes in Panama since 2018

Bonnie: 22nd June to 9th July 2022

Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 185 km/h
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 964 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On July 01st, 2022 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 168 km north of Barranco in Bocas del Toro.

Terry: 2nd to 10th November 2021

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 1006 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On November 02nd, 2021 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 224 km east of Río Sereno in Chiriquí.

These evaluations are based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Individual data have been summarized or translated.
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