Today in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 31C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
Thunderstorms likely. Low 24C. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
This weather data was last updated 2018-08-20 10:13:58.
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Puerto Vallarta Weather
The city of Puerto Vallarta is located in Bahia de Banderas in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. The city has a coastline on the Pacific Ocean which makes it one of the biggest tourist destinations in Mexico. Its climate is tropical which means that throughout the year the average high temperatures remain pretty similar. The seasons which you are likely to Puerto Vallarta are the wet season and the dry season. You should not expect temperatures to ever reach anywhere near the freezing mark. It is more likely that you will be using a thin t-shirt throughout the day than ever needing a sweater. The Puerto Vallarta weather does see some extremely high temperatures from time to time and the humidity makes those temperatures feel even worse.
The Rainy Season
The Puerto Vallarta weather sees a rainy season starting in the month of June and ending in October. The rainiest month of the year is September which gets an average of 370 millimeters (14.567 inches) of rainfall each year. Monsoon rains happen more often from the months of July through late September. In some cases that rain can last for more than just a couple of hours, especially in the evening times. Though the rain may seem like a bad thing, in Puerto Vallarta it is almost a blessing as the months during the rainy season are also the hottest. If you are visiting Puerto Vallarta during the rainy season we at www.thepuertovallartaweather.net recommend that you bring an umbrella and a rain jacket.
The High Season
The high season in Puerto Vallarta starts in November and it ends all the way in April. The reason why a lot of people decide to visit Puerto Vallarta during this time of the year is that the temperatures remain great beach weather during the day and at night, while a little bit cool, nothing that will make anyone north of the border feel too cold. The coolest month in the high season is January and the average high temperature then is 28.8 Celsius (83.8 Fahrenheit). At night, it is possible to see temperatures close to 16.7 Celsius (62.1 Fahrenheit). Another great thing about the high season is that the Puerto Vallarta weather does not get much rain during this time of the year.
How Hot Does It Get?
As mentioned earlier, the wet season is also the hottest time of the year in the Puerto Vallarta weather. We at The Puerto Vallarta Weather.Net would probably encourage you to visit during other times of the year. If you do still want to visit Vallarta during the wet season (or what would usually be the summer farther north) then check the weather forecast for the type of weather that you will see. The hottest month of the year is August with an average high temperature of 33.7 Celsius (92.7 Fahrenheit). The hottest temperature ever recorded in Puerto Vallarta was 45 Celsius (113 Fahrenheit). Take into consideration that humidity can be rather high in the city of Puerto Vallarta.
When you visit Puerto Vallarta you are not likely to see any extreme weather, though in some cases hurricanes have come close to the city. Back in 2002 a category 5 storm named Kenna hit close to Puerto Vallarta. The city suffered some damage from the storm but nothing too bad. Before that you would have to go all the way back to 1971 to see another hurricane. Any extreme weather which can be seen in Puerto Vallarta would more likely be from heavy storms. Flooding is a possibility during the rainy season but nothing that would spoil a vacation. We at The Puerto Vallarta Weather.Net are glad to tell you that severe weather is not something that the city is known for.
Best Time To Visit
Because Puerto Vallarta is a paradise city we at www.thepuertovallartaweather.net have been looking for the best time for you to visit. While the high season is without a doubt the best time of the year to come to Puerto Vallarta, you may want to avoid the higher numbers of tourists. If you are visiting during the holiday season you should be prepared to find the beaches packed and to have a hard time finding a vacancy in the hotels. The same happens during spring break and the Easter holiday. If you can avoid those three times, you should get emptier beaches, better rates and no wait in the many restaurants. Visiting Puerto Vallarta will be a vacation you will never forget.
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