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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Puerto Vallarta Weather News

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Experts Forecast a Rebound for Monarch Butterfly

Deforestation is down in the Mexican forest that is the winter home of the Monarch butterfly, and scientists also hope to see a rebound in the annual migration after it fell to historic lows last year, an expert said Thursday. Omar Vidal of the World Wildlife Fund said two to three times more Monarchs may...
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Tropical Storm Simon Upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane

Hurricane Simon formed on Friday off Mexico's Pacific coast, bringing further heavy rain and strong swells to Baja California, which was battered by heavy rains last month. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Simon was about 280 miles (445 km) south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, which suffered record damage from hurricane Odile...
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Tropical Storm Simon Expected to Become Hurricane Today

Tropical Storm Simon formed off the coast of the Mexican Pacific, expected to become a hurricane by Saturday, creates the potential for intense torrential rains and high waves along the West Coast of Mexico, the National Weather Service warns. The agency reports that at 3:00 AM, Simon was 420 kilometers (260 miles) southwest of Puerto...
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Tropical Storm Simon Might Bring Us Rain, But Don’t Let That Slow You Down

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October Welcomes a Parade of Cruise Ships to Puerto Vallarta

October will kick off "High Season" in Puerto Vallarta with the arrival of 13 cruise ships bringing an estimated 34,000 passengers and leaving a local economical impact of $3 million dollars. According to the Port Authority, beginning October 6, there will be continuous ship arrivals beginning with the Norweigian Pearl with over two thousand passengers....
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90% Chance of Hurricane Simon Developing off the Mexican Coastline

A tropical disturbance located south of Michoacán has a 90% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours. At 1:00 PM central time the storm was located 220 km south-southwest of Lazaro Cardenas with sustained winds of 45 km/h and gusting at 55 km/h. The storm is moving west-northwest at 18 km/h, parallel...
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Large Storm Brewing off Mexico’s Coast as Rachel is Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Tropical Depression Rachel is spinning down west of Mexico's Baja California, and another tropical low pressure area developing off the coast of southwestern Mexico dwarfs the tropical storm. NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the size difference between the two tropical low pressure areas. NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Sept....
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No Fanfare for Hurricane Rachel in Puerto Vallarta

Tropical Storm Rachel became a hurricane on Saturday off the coast of Mexico as she continued moving away from the coast. While not expected to make landfall, Hurricane Rachel is causing heavy rains in the resort town of Los Cabos, already battered by Hurricane Odile. Rachel is a category 1 hurricane and is located 740...
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Travel Destination: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

One of the most popular destinations on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is Puerto Vallarta where stunning beaches, breath-taking scenery, majestic waterfalls and lush greenery welcome travelers. Being a famous tourist spot blessed Puerto Vallarta with excellent hotel accommodations and excellent restaurant scene. Once a timid fishing village, Puerto Vallarta now ranks above Acapulco as a top...
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With One of the Most Active Hurricane Seasons, Puerto Vallarta Remains 100% Operational

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has reported that the destination is 100 percent operational after recovering from hurricanes Nobert, Odile and Polo which came close to the destination during the past weeks. All hotels, resorts, tour operations, convention center, airport and golf courses are up-and-running and welcoming visitors. The city of Puerto Vallarta is surrounded...
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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.