The easiest way to describe Puerto Vallarta’s weather is FANTASTIC! It really does not matter when you decide to visit, you can trust that the weather will not be a hinderance to your enjoyment of this world class destination. While there is a clear rainy and dry season, it is very unlikely that you will have to endure bad weather throughout the whole time you are visiting Puerto Vallarta, so no matter when you have your vacations booked, Puerto Vallarta will be a great choice.
Will the sun shine?
Sunshine is the best guarantee that Puerto Vallarta offers. Statistically, the destination boasts almost a 90% possibility of a sunny day. Even during the rainy season, the sun will shine for most of the day before clouds come along to deliver short heavy showers. The hours of daylight vary only slightly between 11 hours a day during the winter months and 13 during the summer.
How hot will it be?
It does get pretty hot during the day, especially from May through November with temperatures reaching around 91ºF (33ºC). However, these temperatures are still fairly reasonable and not excessively boiling. In winter the temperatures are very pleasant around 82ºF (28ºC) during the heat of the day and around 61ºF (16ºC) at night. No matter what time of the year you visit, you will not be too cold to sit on the beach.
When does it rain?
In theory it could rain any day of the year but Puerto Vallarta does have a regular weather pattern that means heavy rains fall from June through October when temperatures are at their highest. During this time you will also expect to see amazing electrical storms at night. However, when it rains in Puerto Vallarta it does not tend to rain all day incessantly, rather showers last for a few hours in the afternoon or at night.
Does Puerto Vallarta suffer from hurricanes?
The last hurricane to affect Puerto Vallarta was Hurricane Kenna in 2002, which had a profound affect on the seafront boardwalk, The Malecon. However, in general, Puerto Vallarta remains unscathed from the majority of hurricanes that form in the Pacific Ocean and tends only to experience rain and wind on the tail end.