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hurricane Fabio
84SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe Hurricane Fabio is growing stronger far off Mexico’s Pacific Coast and forecasters say it’s expected to become a major hurricane later in the day or Wednesday. It’s not expected to be a threat to land, however. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Fabio had sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) early Tuesday. It...
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  • NHC Atlantic Outlook
    ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Sun Jul 15 2018 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Subtropical Storm Beryl, located about 400 miles north of Bermuda. Tropical cyclone formation is not […]
  • NHC Eastern North Pacific Outlook
    ZCZC MIATWOEP ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1100 AM PDT Sun Jul 15 2018 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: 1. Satellite images indicate that the circulation of low pressure system located about 1300 miles east-southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii has […]

Puerto Vallarta has a tropical climate with with both extreme wet seasons and dry seasons. Year round highs in the mid-80’s are for certain, thanks to the proximity to the equator. The weather is often compared to Hawaii, on the same latitude as Puerto Vallarta. The difference in the heat between the summer and winter months is less temperature and more humidity. During the autumn, winter, and even spring months, Puerto Vallarta enjoys low humidity and very little rain. The summer months, around July – September, the humidity is higher and rains are frequent. The more humidity in the atmosphere the hotter the air feels to the skin, so with very little temperature change year round in Puerto Vallarta, the summer months can ‘feel’ much hotter.

Puerto Vallarta sees very few extreme storms and hurricanes because of its location on the Bay of Banderas and Sierra Mountains protecting the area. It’s not uncommon for hurricanes to pass Puerto Vallarta offshore, just enough to bring some heavy rains, but landfall of hurricanes in the area are virtually nonexistent. Pacific Hurricanes typically form on the southern coast of Oaxaca and travel west into the Pacific, in the later months of hurricane season, they tend to track more north along the coastline and into Baja California.

The dry season in Puerto Vallarta typically runs between November and May, with the rainy season running June to October.

Rainfall increases very dramatically in June and peaks from July through September with 70% of days recording rainfall during that time period. From November to May, Puerto Vallarta records one rain day a month, if we are lucky.

Puerto Vallarta Weather is better than other beach resorts in Mexico during the winter months, when it rains less frequently and maintains lower temperatures and humidity. For many it is the best time, because it is not very hot and it does not rain like it often does in places like Cancun and Veracruz.

Weather fronts are constant on the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, affecting beach destinations in those regions, including those of the Mexican Caribbean. Cold fronts generate “nortes,” strong winds blowing along the Mexican coast of the Gulf of Mexico during the winter.

Puerto Vallarta Weather is better than other beach resorts in Mexico during the winter months, when it rains less frequently and maintains lower temperatures and humidity. For many it is the best time, because it is not very hot and it does not rain like it often does in places like Cancun and Veracruz.

Weather fronts are constant on the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, affecting beach destinations in those regions, including those of the Mexican Caribbean. Cold fronts generate “nortes,” strong winds blowing along the Mexican coast of the Gulf of Mexico during the winter.

However, in Puerto Vallarta, and generally a large part of the Mexican Pacific coast, the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Pacific Ocean function as shields, preventing the cold from reaching our destination, just as they prevent hurricanes and strong storms in the summer.

The maximum temperature in the winter are around 30 degrees centigrade, or 85 Fahrenheit,  and the minimum in 19C, or 65F with clear skies, rains during the winter months are rare.

The surface sea temperature in the region is 26C/78F, excellent for water activities, while in some coastal areas of the Mexican Gulf and Mexican Caribbean the waters are much colder, even in the southern part of the Peninsula of Baja California (Los Cabos and La Paz) water temperatures drop to 22C in the sea and 16C degrees in the air.

10-Day Forecast

Weather forecast for the next 10-days in Puerto Vallarta
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Tomorrow is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as today. Showers and thunderstorms late.
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Sunday 07/15 10%
High 31° / Low 24°
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Cloudy. Low 25C.
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Tomorrow 07/16 60%
High 32° / Low 24°
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Mostly cloudy in the morning with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 32C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
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Tuesday 07/17 80%
High 31° / Low 24°
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Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 31C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
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Wednesday 07/18 40%
High 33° / Low 24°
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Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 33C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 07/19 90%
High 33° / Low 25°
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Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 33C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
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Friday 07/20 90%
High 32° / Low 25°
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Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 32C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 07/21 80%
High 33° / Low 25°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 33C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
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Sunday 07/22 80%
High 33° / Low 25°
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Thunderstorms likely. High 33C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
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Monday 07/23 80%
High 33° / Low 25°
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Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 33C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
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Tuesday 07/24 80%
High 32° / Low 25°
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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High 32C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.

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hurricane Fabio

Hurricane Fabio grows stronger off Mexico; no threat to land

84SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe Hurricane Fabio is growing stronger far off Mexico’s Pacific Coast and forecasters say it’s expected to become a major hurricane later in the day or Wednesday. It’s not expected to be a threat to land, however. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Fabio had sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) early Tuesday. It...
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Tropical Storm Carlotta

Tropical Storm Carlotta forms near Acapulco

87SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe Tropical Storm Carlotta has formed in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico’s Acapulco and is forecast to make landfall Saturday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reports that Carlotta has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph). Its center is located about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south-southeast of Acapulco. It’s moving toward the...
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Hurricane Bud will not have a direct effect on Puerto Vallarta

128SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe The passage of Hurricane Bud will not have a direct effect on Puerto Vallarta because its trajectory and weakening will not touch the coasts of Jalisco and Nayarit, although heavy rains could occur in some areas along with high waves as the storm passes. This was reported by meteorologist Víctor Cornejo López, during the...
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Intense storms likely as Category 4 Hurricane Bud moves north

171SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe This morning, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that hurricane “Bud” intensified to category 4. The cloud bands of “Bud” favor the potential of intense and torrential rains in Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán and Nayarit, and intense in Sinaloa and Durango. In the most recent warning issued by the agency dependent on the National Water...
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hurricane bud

Mexico has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch

101SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe At 300 PM MDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Bud was located near latitude 17.0 North, longitude 107.4 West. Bud is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through tonight with a decrease in forward speed. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected on...
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