Puerto Vallarta Weather
All info on Puerto Vallarta climate!
Puerto Vallarta weather could be compared to the town, as tropically perfect. Puerto Vallarta benefits from a very similar weather, a sub-tropical climate, to the Hawaiian islands. This is because they are located on the same latitude. One of the reasons for going to Vallarta is the weather, with its average of 330 days of sunshine a year. Puerto Vallarta average temperatures at night usually stay pretty warm: around 70-75 F.
The Puerto Vallarta rainy season lasts from June to October, with most of the rain falling in August and September. Because Vallarta is surrounded by jungle, rainfall can be quite heavy! But don’t worry, after a hot and sunny day the heavy rains can be really refreshing, and the storms that sometimes come with it are quite an experience!
Puerto Vallarta Weather Monthly Average temperatures
Puerto Vallarta is almost safe as far as hurricanes. This is because the Bay of Banderas, which is kind of a natural barrier against hurricanes. The bay drags the storms out to sea, or further up the coast. Puerto Vallarta has been struck by a hurricane only once in the past 35 years: in 2002 hurricane Kenna struck Puerto Vallarta, and caused and the about $100 Million in damage, about 100 people were injured.
Lastly, we want to warn you to take care while you are sunbathing. With the burning sun in Puerta vallarta you won’t be the first vacationer who ends up looking like a lobster! Be sure to not lay out on the beach during the hottest time of day without protection. Use a good sunscreen, wear a sombrero if you like and be sure you always have plenty of water with you! You may think you’re out of danger when you take a refreshing swim in the sea, but sometimes this is even more dangerous than laying on the beach because you weren’t aware of the warning signs your body would gave you when you weren’t in the sea!
During the summer, temperatures in Vallarta can go up into the 90’s, and because of the humidity it feels even hotter. In fall, winter and spring it’s not as humid, and temperatures most of the time stay in the 80’s, the perfect weather for visiting Puerto Vallarta. Even in this period night temperatures won’t go below the 60’s.
Ocean water temperatures in Puerto Vallarta go high into the 80’s in August and September, slowly cooling down into the low 70’s in May.
In Puerto Vallarta you can take a swim in the sea and enjoy the beaches almost 365 days a year. Some people might find that the best time to visit Puerto Vallarta is during winter, because of the pleasant weather in winter months.
Come and enjoy the Puerto Vallarta weather on your Mexico vacation!