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Best time to visit Puerto Vallarta

The best time to visit Puerto Vallarta is between November and May when daily temperatures average 29°C (84°F).


Puerto Vallarta weather

Puerto Vallarta has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons.

The dry season lasts from November to May and brings with it clear, sunny days with an average high of 32°C (90°F) in November, 30°C (86°F) in December, 29°C (84°F) in January, February and March rising to 30°C (86°F) in April and 33°C (91°F) in May. Night-time averages range from 17°C (63°F) to a low of 15°C (59°F).

The wet season, from June to October, sees tropical storms with torrential downpours with an average high of 33°C (91°F).

Year-round seawater temperature averages 26°C (79°F) peaking at 30°C (86°F) in August.


Seasons

High season: From November to May; Low season: From June to October


Puerto Vallarta – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 21 21 22 23 25 27 28 28 28 27 25 22
Ave High Temp (°C) 29 29 29 30 32 33 33 34 34 34 32 30
Ave Low Temp (°C) 16 16 17 18 21 24 24 24 24 23 20 18
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 10 10 11 12 12 9 8 8 7 9 10 10
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Extreme heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 90 90 88 87 87 88 92 92 93 91 89 90
UV Index 7 9 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 8 7
Days with some Rain 2 1 - - 1 10 15 15 14 5 1 2
Ave Rainfall (mm) 25 7 6 7 11 210 360 315 360 120 13 19
Sea Temp (°C) 25 24 24 24 26 28 29 30 29 29 28 26
(Puerto Vallarta, Mexico) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) – Mexico's national weather organisation.


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Latest update: Best time to visit Puerto Vallarta: 28 December, 2019


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