More generally, autumn, winter, and spring in Puerto Vallarta bring light winds, sun, and low humidity, with the season’s temperatures ranging between 25-30 c (77-85 f).
Summer is characterized by hot humid days and rainy evening with tropical storms, also hurricane season in the Pacific. It’s rare to have a full day that is rained-out, most rains occur in the evenings, leaving your day free to tour Puerto Vallarta and cool off at the beach.
Average daily highs in Puerto Vallarta remain the same year-round, however, the “feels-like” temperature can spike into the mid-90s with humidity in the summer months.
For travelers who are sensitive to the heat, summer may not be the best option for you. Travelers who don’t mind the heat and opportunity to cool off at the beach, the summertime offers huge discounts on hotels and vacation rentals. It can be the perfect budget season to travel with fewer crowds.
We start with the last month of the year because it is considered the beginning of the high season in Puerto Vallarta. December temperatures can vary from 30 ° C in the day to 18 ° C in the cool night. The rains are practically non-existent. While most cities in the North are covered with snow and freezing rain at Christmas, in Puerto Vallarta people are on the beach.
Happy New Year! We started the year without a significant temperature variation, with averages from 17 ° C to 29 ° C, with some surprising maximum of 35 ° C that will make more than one run to the nearest beach. January is still a warm month, with one or two rainy day and increases the influx of tourists from all over the world who come to PV to recharge batteries for the whole year.
In the month of love, we continue with an excellent climate in PV. Much like January, February has an average temperature range between 18 ° C and 30 ° C. Tourists from all over continue to come in search of beaches. If you arrive at the beginning of February, apart from some delicious sea baths, you can experience other Mexican traditions. On February 2 is celebrated the Day of Candlemas, an occasion to enjoy the tamaliza, the atole, and all the eye-catching Mexican religious celebrations.
Spring is here! In this emblematic month, a slight increase in temperatures begins in Puerto Vallarta, but it is so small that it almost goes unnoticed. The thermometers vary between 20 ° C and 30 ° C, with some days rising a little more. Often the carnival is in March and PV visitors appreciate the warmth of the day to go to the beach and the cool afternoon to see the colorful parades, which mix pre-Hispanic, viceregal and modern traditions.
The month of Holy Week, a religious celebration that in Mexico is one of the most traditional and striking. April brings a slight increase in temperature compared to February. It reaches an average of 31 ° C during the day and with the rain close to nonexistent, April is a perfect month to vacation. In this month, Puerto Vallarta is at its maximum occupancy capacity; so prepare your bags.
It starts to get a little warm. Prepare the sunscreen according to your case and run straight to one of the many PV beaches to read a good book and drink a cocktail. In May the average daytime temperature is about 33 ° C and at night it drops to a delicious 22 ° C. The rains may begin, although in very few occasions and for short periods, so keep calm, it’s unlikely you will have a rained out vacation in May.
The rains return! This month can have up to 10 days of rain and the temperature starts to rise due to humidity. The 33 ° C diurnal can go up to cause a small heat wave. If you have arrived at the end of May you can enjoy the Day of the Navy, which in PV is celebrated on June 1st. In the sea in front of the Malecón the Mexican Navy ships parade, followed by tourist boats and by the fishermen, who carry out a ceremony in honor of the seamen who have lost their lives in the ocean. June opens the way to the summer season.
Midsummer! It can rain half the month, with the temperatures oscillating between 33 ° C and 24 ° C, with occasional climbs up to the order of 40 ° C. However, at night the temperature drops to 30, ideal for the nightlife. In July it is advisable to pay attention to weather forecasts, since rain can become a determining factor in the planning of activities. It’s important to note that rains in Puerto Vallarta typically happen in the late afternoon hours (around 6 PM), it’s very rare that rain lingers all day or in the morning/noon hours. You will get plenty of beach and outdoor time, but carry an umbrella after dinner.
August is the hottest month of the year in Puerto Vallarta, with thermometers ranging between 24 ° C and 34 ° C. When the weather is good, the beach is still the best friend of the tourist in Puerto Vallarta. As in July, it can rain for half the days, so you should plan based on the weather forecasts. Again, it’s rare for a day to be rained out, most rains are in the evening hours while the day remains summer. In August the national holiday season concludes.
Last month of summer. National tourists begin to retire, so August is a perfect month for those who want to extend their holidays with a little more peace and tranquility. The one that does not leave the city is the rain, being August one of the rainiest months in Puerto Vallarta. However, you should not be alarmed because they are always short periods and usually in the evening. The temperature in September begins to decrease slightly, with averages of 23 ° C to 33 ° and thus we fully enter the autumn.
It was summer and autumn and Halloween came. In October the rains diminish considerably and the temperatures are positioned between 20 ° C and 32 ° C on average. Predominating the sunny days and without massive presence of tourists, October is ideal if you want to enjoy the Vallarta Pacific almost exclusively. We give you a datum; In the Halloween of PV the costumes are usually really macabre. Nightclubs come to life with special celebrations and contests.
November is the month of greatest cultural activity in Puerto Vallarta. The 01 is celebrated the Day of All the Saints and the 02 the Day of the Dead. Major events are also held, such as the Art Festival and the Gourmet Festival of Puerto Vallarta. The rains disappear and the temperature decreases to the average range of 20 ° C to 31 ° C.
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