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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Unexpected Storm Causes Flash Flooding in Puerto Vallarta, Overflows Streams and Affects Main Avenues

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Just when Puerto Vallarta breathed a sigh of relief following the passage of Hurricane 'Lidia,' an unexpected storm unleashed chaos late Wednesday afternoon. The sudden deluge, which began around 6:00 p.m., led to the overflowing two streams and caused an alarming level of flooding that impacted vehicles, public transport, and pedestrians....
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Aftermath of Hurricane Lidia: Sections of Puerto Vallarta Malecón Sustain Minor Damage

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — Significant damage was reported in the first and second sections of Puerto Vallarta's iconic boardwalk following the passage of Hurricane Lidia during the late hours of Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. The waterfront promenade, one of the city's primary tourist attractions, was littered with debris from dozens of fallen trees, and...
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Hurricane Lidia Weakens to Low Pressure After Leaving Damage in Jalisco and One Dead in Nayarit

"In Puerto Vallarta, a city often frequented by tourists and ex-pats, the damage was extensive but non-lethal. Víctor Hugo Rolán Guerrero, head of Civil Protection of Jalisco, reported river floods, uprooted trees, and damaged light roofs, poles, and signs. However, no personal injuries have been reported." PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Hurricane Lidia, which roared onto...
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Hurricane Lidia Makes Landfall as Category 4 South of Puerto Vallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Hurricane Lidia, a menacing Category 4 storm, made landfall near the coastal community of Las Penitas, 120 km (75 miles) south of Puerto Vallarta, at approximately 5:50 PM MDT (2350 UTC) on Tuesday. According to the latest satellite imagery, The hurricane brought maximum sustained winds estimated at 140 mph (220 km/h)....
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“Extremely Dangerous” Category 4 Hurricane Lidia Heads Toward Puerto Vallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) — Hurricane Lidia escalated swiftly into a menacing Category 4 storm on Tuesday, alarming authorities and placing tourist hotspots, including Puerto Vallarta, on high alert, according to reports from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). At 3:30 p.m., the hurricane was centered approximately 175 kilometers southwest of Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico's leading...
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Hurricane Lidia Expected to Make Landfall as a Category 4 in Puerto Vallarta, NOAA Warns

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - The Miami National Hurricane Center, an arm of the United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has issued a critical advisory forecasting that Hurricane Lidia will make landfall today as a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale. The landfall is expected to occur between Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de...
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Hurricane Lidia Intensifies to Category 3, Puerto Vallarta Braces for Impact

PUERTO VALLARTA (PVDN) - Hurricane Lidia escalated to a major Category 3 storm on Tuesday, posing an imminent threat to Mexico's Pacific coast, including the popular tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a series of warnings as the storm inches closer to making landfall, predicting heavy rains, dangerous...
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Hurricane Lidia Strengthens to Category 2, Poses Serious Risks to Puerto Vallarta and West-Central Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Services Warns of Intensifying Storm Conditions According to the latest data from NOAA Weather Services at 9:00 AM local time, Hurricane Lidia is intensifying as it approaches west-central Mexico. Advanced microwave imagery taken a few hours ago indicates the formation of a well-defined...
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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 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.