Puerto Vallarta Weather

Weather forecast and news for Puerto Vallarta

The weather in Puerto Vallarta is often a top news story, particularly during hurricane season or other extreme weather events. In recent years, the city has experienced several significant hurricanes, including Hurricane Patricia in 2015 and Hurricane Nora in 2021. These storms caused significant damage to the city’s infrastructure and disrupted travel plans for many visitors. The city’s government and emergency response teams have been working to improve their preparedness for extreme weather events, including updating evacuation plans and increasing resources for recovery efforts. With its location in the tropics, Puerto Vallarta’s weather is also affected by climate change, with rising temperatures and increased precipitation posing challenges for the city’s residents and businesses.


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How Will El Niño Affect Mexico’s Weather?

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) – Mexico has been experiencing an intense heatwave and a significant decrease in rainfall over the past few days. With the mounting high temperatures and the prolonged dry spell, the question in everyone’s mind is, “When will the rains arrive?” Among meteorological reports, one term has begun to gain prominence – “El...
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Tropical Storm Arlene Downgraded to Depression, Kicking Off the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - The National Water Commission (Conagua) announced that Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, has been downgraded to a tropical depression. Arlene had initially formed in the Atlantic Basin, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to parts of southeastern Mexico. According to the latest reports,...
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Hurricane Season Commences with Potential Tropical Storm Arlene Impacting Mexico’s Weather

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - The first tropical cyclone of the season has formed, marking the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, as stated by the National Water Commission (Conagua) in Mexico. The depression, poised to evolve into Tropical Storm Arlene, is currently located 490 km from Fort Myer, Florida, United States, and 710 km from...
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Mexico’s Army and Air Force Readies Hurricane Plan for Projected Above-Average Pacific Season

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) – The Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) has released projections for the upcoming season of tropical cyclones, anticipating 20 to 26 incidents in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, and 13 to 19 in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico. In response to these forecasts, the Mexican Army and Air Force...
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Which Mexican States Are Most at Risk in the 2023 Hurricane Season

Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) - For the 2023 season, the authorities responsible for tracking weather patterns anticipate above-average activity in the Pacific Ocean region. This could mean an increase of up to 30% from the average of 15 systems.
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Pacific Hurricane Watch 2023: A Guide to the Upcoming Season and Predictions

Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) - Meteorologists estimate that during the Pacific hurricane season, there could be 13 storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes of category 3 or higher.
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Tropical Storm Lisa approaches the coast of Quintana Roo

Tropical Storm Lisa formed Monday in the Caribbean south of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and was forecast to make landfall, likely as a hurricane, in Central America later in the week.
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Civil Protection places Puerto Vallarta under Code Red, maximum danger from Hurricane Roslyn

At 8:00 PM local time, Civil Protection placed Puerto Vallarta under Code Red warning, the maximum amount of possible danger due to a storm. Hurricane Roslyn grew to Category 4 force on Saturday as it headed for a collision with Mexico’s Pacific coast, likely north of the resort of Puerto Vallarta. The U.S. National Hurricane...
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Civil Protection says ‘stay at home’ until powerful category 4 Roslyn has passed

Authorities of the three levels of Government continue to be alert and working on preventive actions in order to safeguard the well-being of the population on the Jalisco Coast due to the passage of hurricane "Roslyn", which remains in category 4. For this reason, within the official preventive phase of the State Unit for Civil...
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Hurricane Roslyn from tropical storm to category 4 storm in less than 24 hours

The Government of Jalisco continues to work in coordination with federal and municipal authorities, applying the necessary measures in order to safeguard the well-being of the population on the Jalisco Coast due to the passage of tropical storm “Roslyn”. The Secretary General of the Government, Enrique Ibarra Pedroza, informed and requested the companies in charge...
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Puerto Vallarta Weather Questions

Common questions about weather in Puerto Vallarta.

When is rainy season in Puerto Vallarta?

The summer months in Puerto Vallarta are considered the rainy season, also considered the low-season. The rainy season lasts from around mid-June until mid-October when the humidity is at its highest levels. The rainest month in Puerto Vallarta is typically the month of September.

When is hurricane season in Puerto Vallarta?

The hurricane season in Puerto Vallarta officially began on May 15 with the start of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, hurricane season officially ends on November 30 in Puerto Vallarta and the eastern Pacific. These dates indicate the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Pacific basin, however, hurricanes can form any time, although rare outside of the hurricane season.

Do hurricanes hit Puerto Vallarta?

The simple answer is yes. The more complicated answer is rarely. Puerto Vallarta only has a couple of ‘direct hits’ from hurricanes on record, however, Pacific hurricanes can greatly impact the weather in Puerto Vallarta. The Bay of Banderas divides the Puerto Vallarta coastline from the Pacific Ocean, so for Puerto Vallarta to be ‘hit’ directly with a hurricane would require many components coming together to drive a storm into the Bay, which just isn’t common. Hurricanes that might make landfall to the south of Puerto Vallarta could bring rains, but the mountains protect the area from much of the hurricane force. One should never forget that it does not take a ‘direct hit’ to cause damage, injury, or even death. All storms should be taken seriously and monitored. Destruction from hurricanes almost always extends well past the eye of any hurricane. Uncommon direct hits shouldn’t be an excuse not to be prepared.

What is the hottest month of the year in Puerto Vallarta?

June is considered the hottest month in Puerto Vallarta with an average temperature of 81°F (27°C). However, the temperature in Puerto Vallarta changes very little throughout the year, the humidity in the summer months is what makes the temperatures ‘feel’ hotter than other months of the year, although the lows at night can be cooler in the winters.

Weather Overview in Puerto Vallarta

Typical weather norms in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful coastal city located on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Its location in the tropics means that the city experiences warm temperatures year-round, with a wet and dry season affecting the weather patterns throughout the year. Here is a closer look at the weather in Puerto Vallarta:

Dry Season: The dry season in Puerto Vallarta typically runs from November to May, with January and February being the driest months. During this time, the weather is generally sunny and dry, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the low 80s Fahrenheit. The humidity levels are also lower during the dry season, making it a popular time for visitors to enjoy the beaches and outdoor activities.

Wet Season: The wet season in Puerto Vallarta runs from June to October, with September being the wettest month. During this time, the city experiences increased humidity and rainfall, with occasional thunderstorms and tropical storms. Temperatures during the wet season are similar to those in the dry season, but the higher humidity levels can make it feel hotter. Despite the rain, the wet season can be a beautiful time to visit Puerto Vallarta, as the rain can help to green up the lush vegetation in the region.

Hurricane Season: Like many coastal areas in the Caribbean and Latin America, Puerto Vallarta is also affected by hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Although the city is not in the direct path of many hurricanes, it can still experience the effects of storms that pass through the region, including high winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding.

Overall, Puerto Vallarta is a city with warm and pleasant weather year-round. Whether you prefer the dry season or the wet season, there is always something to enjoy in this beautiful coastal city. Visitors should be aware of the potential for hurricanes during certain times of the year and plan accordingly.

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