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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Hurricane Lidia Changes Course, Heading Toward Puerto Vallarta; Upgraded to Category 2 Risk

Puerto Vallarta Daily News will maintain updates for Hurricane Lidia as they become available from weather services in Mexico and the United States as the storm approaches Puerto Vallarta. PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - In a startling development, Hurricane Lidia, initially categorized as a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, has shifted its trajectory and...
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Hurricane Lidia Gears Up for Midnight Landfall in Puerto Vallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - The National Meteorological Service has issued an alarming forecast concerning Hurricane Lidia, which is expected to make landfall as a tropical storm at midnight this Tuesday in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. The cyclone had earlier escalated to a Category Two hurricane before weakening to its current status as a Category One storm....
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Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas Brace for Category 2 Hurricane Lidia

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - The Municipal Council of Civil Protection has issued a warning for residents in Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas as the region prepares for the impending arrival of Hurricane Lidia, expected to make landfall as a category two cyclone starting this Tuesday afternoon. According to meteorologist Víctor Cornejo, the nature of...
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Jalisco State Emergency Committee Convenes as Hurricane Lidia Approaches Puerto Vallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) — In a proactive move to secure the safety and well-being of citizens, the Jalisco State Emergency Committee held a session today to discuss impending safety measures in anticipation of Tropical Storm Lidia, which is projected to escalate into a Category 1 hurricane and moving towards Puerto Vallarta. The meeting was presided...
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Forecasters Warn of Dangers for Puerto Vallarta Ahead of Hurricane Lidia; Hurrican Warning Issued

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - The National Meteorological Service (SMN), the official climate source of the Government of Mexico, has announced that tropical storm "Lidia" is set to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane by 06:00 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, October 10. The storm is predicted to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane by 6:00 p.m. the...
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Mexico Braces for Double Trouble as Tropical Storms Lidia and Max Approach

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Mexico is steeling itself for a simultaneous meteorological assault as Tropical Storms Lidia and Max are forecast to make landfall on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, impacting different regions of the country. Both storms come with significant risks, including the potential for flash floods, as warned by the U.S. National Hurricane Center...
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Puerto Vallarta Under Hurricane Watch as Tropical Storm Lidia Approaches

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Tropical Storm Lidia has triggered a hurricane watch for areas of west-central Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta, according to the latest updates from meteorological agencies. The storm is located near latitude 18.4 North and longitude 112.1 West, moving northeast at approximately 5 mph (7 km/h). The system is predicted to accelerate in...
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Tropical Storm Lidia Moves Near Mexican Coastline, Authorities Urge Caution

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - The latest report from the National Water Commission (Conagua) indicates that Tropical Storm Lidia was located 660 kilometers west-southwest of the port of Manzanillo, Colima, and 800 kilometers south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. Despite its distance from the mainland, the storm has initiated weather changes expected to impact...
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Unexpected Storm Causes Widespread Flooding and Road Chaos in Puerto Vallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) — An abrupt and intense storm struck Puerto Vallarta at dusk this Tuesday, wreaking havoc on roadways and resulting in extensive flooding across different city sections. While initially moderate in intensity during the early afternoon, the weather escalated swiftly as nightfall approached. This sudden and unanticipated meteorological event left the local populace,...
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Tropical Storm Lidia Becomes the Twelfth Named Storm of the Pacific Hurrican Season

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) — The system that meteorologists have closely monitored for several days off the Pacific Coast of Mexico has officially developed into a tropical storm, dubbed Lidia. The National Weather Service (NWS) announced the storm's formation early this morning, issuing advisories based on improved satellite imagery and wind data. Formerly known as Invest...
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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.