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Nov 30th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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December/January weather in Panama Canal

We will be on a cruise through the Panama Canal in December. Any tips on what kind of weather to expect from someone who has been there at that time of the year?
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Nov 30th, 2010, 08:53 PM
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Dec 1st, 2010, 11:33 AM
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Our cruise was mid-January, Los Angeles to Dominican Republic. West coast was like hot summer for us - upper 80s. Sunblock, sunglasses, sunhat.

Going through the canal - a sweater for morning/evenings. East coast was cooler, but not much. We had only one rainy day - in Santo Domingo on arrival, and it was a warm rain.

Looking at the photos, all t-shirt weather.

http://www.worldisround.com/articles/351155/index.html

I would pack an umbrella and a light jacket, just in case.
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Dec 1st, 2010, 08:07 PM
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Thanks....about what we expected. Did not want to be surprised.
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Dec 2nd, 2010, 06:26 PM
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Closest I've been is Belize and Guatemala in December. It was hot, although not apparently as hot as it can get. Around 80, as I remember. I did a stopover in Panama City last December and it was muggy.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 03:18 AM
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You should have traveled somewhere more exotic for your birthday, hope you had a good time anyway
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Jan 12th, 2011, 06:36 AM
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Go a lot in Jan best month for cruising Panama

very little rain compared to the rest of the year...

Nice cruise visit www.gamboaresort.com for some

more interesting clutural nature experiences.

I had a great time...
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