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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Conagua Forecasts 2024 Hurricane Season with Up to 41 Systems, 9 Potentially Dangerous

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - As the countdown to Mexico's 2024 hurricane season begins, the National Water Commission (Conagua) issues a stark warning, forecasting a potentially tumultuous period ahead. With just 8 days remaining before the season's commencement, Conagua's latest report reveals alarming projections for both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. CONTINUE READING Already a Subscriber?...
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Mexican Navy Secretariat Releases 2024 Hurricane Season Forecasts

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - As the 2024 hurricane season approaches, anticipation and concern linger about the potential impact of these powerful natural phenomena. In response to these inquiries, the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) of Mexico has unveiled its forecasts, shedding light on what the upcoming season may entail. CONTINUE READING Already a Subscriber? Login...
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Long Dry Season Expected in Puerto Vallarta, Meteorologist Warns

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Meteorologist Víctor Manuel Cornejo López has issued a cautionary forecast for Puerto Vallarta, predicting a prolonged and intense dry season ahead. According to Cornejo López, mathematical models indicate that the region will experience minimal rainfall until July, marking a departure from typical weather patterns. CONTINUE READING Already a Subscriber? Login Here...
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Puerto Vallarta Continues to Experience Warmer Than Usual Weather Conditions

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Residents of Puerto Vallarta continue to experience warmer-than-usual weather conditions despite several cold fronts across the country. Víctor Manuel Cornejo López, the advisory meteorologist of the Scientific Committee of Civil Protection of the Bay, has attributed the persistent high temperatures to atmospheric patterns known as "Oestes," obstructing cooler northern air currents....
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Expert: Puerto Vallarta Isn’t Prepared for a Hurricane Otis

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – One month after the impact of Hurricane Lidia on the Jalisco coastline, local meteorologist Víctor Manuel Cornejo López has highlighted the relatively minimal damage sustained in Puerto Vallarta, referring to the event as "cheap for us." However, Cornejo López expressed concern regarding the apparent absence of lessons learned in disaster prevention....
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Puerto Vallarta Should Heed the Lessons of Hurricane Otis as Acapulco Rebuilds from Devastation

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Acapulco, Mexico, is facing the daunting task of reconstruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Otis. This catastrophic Category 5 storm has laid bare critical frailties in the nation's aging infrastructure. As the city seeks to heal from the devastation inflicted on October 25, experts across various fields are calling for urgent...
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Southern Mexico on Alert as Tropical Storm Pilar Threatens to Exacerbate Post-Hurricane Conditions

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — As Mexico grapples with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Otis, one of the most destructive storms in recent memory, the country now faces a fresh meteorological challenge. Tropical Storm Pilar, which formed this Sunday in the Pacific, is advancing toward southern Mexico, adding to the woes of a region already on...
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Scientists and Climate Experts Astonished by Rapid Intensification of Hurricane ‘Otis’, Warns More Are Coming

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - In an unprecedented turn of events, Hurricane 'Otis' escalated from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane in just over 40 hours, catching scientists and climate specialists off guard. The phenomenon occurred without any prior characteristics that could have hinted at its rapid intensification. The hurricane left a devastating trail...
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Hurricane Otis Devastates Southern Mexico: From Tropical Storm to Category 5 Hurricane in One Afternoon

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Hurricane Otis, a catastrophic Category 5 storm, made landfall on Mexico's southern Pacific coast early Wednesday, bringing perilous winds and torrential rainfall to the coastal city of Acapulco and neighboring regions. The event has reignited memories of Hurricane Pauline from 1997, which resulted in significant loss of life and property. Otis...
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Puerto Vallarta Remains Unaffected by Category 3 Hurricane Norma

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Puerto Vallarta, a renowned tourist destination, remains largely unaffected by Hurricane "Norma," a Category 3 cyclone currently underway. Authorities and residents are on alert, but the storm has not posed any direct risk or impact to the region surrounding the Bay of Banderas. Overcast conditions marked the weather in Puerto Vallarta...
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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.