Panama has a warm tropical climate, and seasons are divided into wet and dry. Panama is locate between 9.0° and 7.5° degrees north of the equator, and does not experience seasons marked by changes in temperature, like countries located at further distance from the equator. The Dry Season generally last from mid December through the beginning of April with daytime temperatures between 85-90ºF [28-32ºC]. Nighttime temperatures drop into the comfortable 70-74ºF [20-23ºC] range. The Wet Season lasts from mid April to late December, and daytime temperatures drop a few degrees. Along the Pacific coast the Wet Season can be quiet enjoyable, with sunny mornings and thunderstorms building in the afternoons, unloading heavy precipitation followed by periodic clearing. October & November can bring heavy amounts of uninterrupted rains. The Caribbean coastline has much shorter dry periods, and rains can be expected any time of the year. Panama is located well south of the hurricane belt and therefore is not evected by destructive weather systems that often devastate nations and islands further north.