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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Extreme Heat in Puerto Vallarta in Coming Days

PUERTO VALLARTA – Residents and tourists in Puerto Vallarta are bracing themselves for searing heat, as temperatures are expected to soar up to 35 degrees in the shade, potentially feeling like a scorching 40 degrees or more. This alarming weather update comes after an atmospheric event named "Dorsal." According to meteorologist Víctor Manuel Cornejo López,...
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Category 5 Hurricane Jova Rages in the Pacific off the Mexican Coast

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - The National Meteorological Service (SMN), an official body of the Mexican Government overseeing climate affairs, has reported that Hurricane "Jova" has intensified to a Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale. "Jova" is currently churning over the Pacific Ocean, safely distanced from the Mexican coastline. However, the influence of Hurricane "Jova"...
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Tropical Storm “Jova” Forms Off Western Coast of Mexico; Will It Affect Puerto Vallarta?

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has reported the formation of Tropical Storm "Jova" during the early hours of September 5. The storm is advancing off the western coast of Mexico. It is currently situated 715 kilometers south-southwest of Punta San Telmo, Michoacán, and 1,165 kilometers south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Baja...
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Hurricane Hilary Threatens Mexico and California with “Catastrophic” Rains

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Hurricane Hilary is causing alarm in Mexico and the United States as it threatens to unleash "catastrophic" rains, according to the US National Hurricane Center. The storm, currently a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 205 kilometers per hour and gusts up to 250 kilometers per hour, is located in the...
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Hurricane Hilary Weakens but Still Poses Threat to Baja California and Surrounding Areas

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Hilary, the category 3 hurricane, weakened on Saturday, yet still poses a significant threat of causing intense punctual rains in Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora (coast), and Sinaloa (north coast), warned the National Weather Service (SMN). The hurricane is expected to make landfall in Baja California Sur during the early...
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Category 4 Hurricane Hilary Approaches Mexico: Warnings and Watches Issued

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Authorities have issued a Hurricane Warning for parts of the Baja California peninsula from Punta Abreojos to Cabo San Quintin as Hurricane Hilary, a Category 4 storm, approaches. Additionally, a Hurricane Watch is in effect from north of Cabo San Quintin to Ensenada. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for several...
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Mexico Deploys Armed Forces in Anticipation of Category 4 Hurricane Hilary

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - The Mexican Government has mobilized nearly 19,000 members of the Armed Forces in preparation for the anticipated landfall of Category 4 Hurricane Hilary, which is expected to make landfall over the Baja California peninsula this weekend before moving into California, United States. "There are 18,738 elements already in a preventive attitude,...
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Category 4 Hurricane Hilary to Bring Heavy Rain to Baja California and Southwestern U.S.

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Hurricane Hilary, rapidly intensifying off Mexico's Pacific coast, has now become a Category 4 hurricane, threatening to unleash heavy downpours over the southwestern United States this weekend. As of midnight Thursday, the storm had sustained winds of approximately 220 km/h (140 mph), and it is expected to continue strengthening through Friday...
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Hurricane Hilary Strengthens to Category 2, But No Immediate Threat to Puerto Vallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Hurricane Hilary has intensified to a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, but no warning has been issued for the Jalisco region as the storm does not pose an immediate threat of impact on the bay, according to meteorologist Victor Manuel Cornejo Lopez. The hurricane currently boasts winds of 160...
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Hurricane Hilary Strengthen to Category 2 off Puerto Vallarta Coast, Aims for Baja California

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Hurricane Hilary has intensified to a category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced on Thursday. The powerful cyclone is currently swirling in the waters of the Mexican Pacific, around 850 km from the popular tourist destination of...
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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.