Puerto Vallarta Temperatures & Rainfall: Averages by Month
Here you'll find information on the typical weather for each month in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
There are averages for maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit. These are followed by details about extremes – how hot and cold the beach resort can actually get during each month.
For rainfall in Puerto Vallarta there are monthly totals of the number of days with wet weather and for the amount of rain the Pacific coast city receives. Besides these averages, there are also data on how much a month's precipitation can vary from year to year.
The averages for temperature and rainfall are from weather data collected during 1981 to 2010. The usual ranges for hottest and coldest temperatures and total precipitation are based on the extremes recorded from 1980 to 2009.
Monthly Temperature Averages
Winter temperatures at Puerto Vallarta are quite comfortable with daily highs averaging 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 °C) and lows of 55 °F (13 °C). Summers are several degrees higher, as days typically heat up to 86 °F (30 °C) and nights cool off to 69 °F (21 °C).
|High °F||Low °F||High °C||Low °C|
How Hot Can Puerto Vallarta Get?
The temperature usually reaches at least 80.6 °F (27 °C) every month at Puerto Vallarta. But the vacation destination normally gets no hotter than 103.1 °F (39.5 °C).
This table gives the range for each month of the highest officially recorded temperatures from 1980 to 2009. For example, some Januarys only get as hot as 82 °F, while in other years the month's temperature has climbed as high as 91 °F. Usually the hottest day for any January falls in between those two extremes.
|Range °F||Range °C|
|82 - 91||January||28 - 33|
|81 - 91||February||27 - 33|
|82 - 91||March||28 - 33|
|82 - 98||April||28 - 37|
|85 - 95||May||30 - 35|
|85 - 97||June||30 - 36|
|87 - 103||July||31 - 40|
|88 - 102||August||31 - 39|
|87 - 93||September||31 - 34|
|88 - 95||October||31 - 35|
|86 - 101||November||30 - 39|
|82 - 89||December||28 - 32|
How Cold Does it Get in Puerto Vallarta?
Every month, the temperature at Puerto Vallarta usually drops to 68.9 °F (20.5 °C) or lower. Generally the city gets no colder than 40.1 °F (4.5 °C).
|Range °F||Range °C|
|44 - 55||January||7 - 13|
|45 - 56||February||7 - 14|
|40 - 54||March||5 - 12|
|46 - 59||April||8 - 15|
|53 - 63||May||12 - 17|
|57 - 68||June||14 - 20|
|57 - 69||July||14 - 21|
|57 - 69||August||14 - 21|
|63 - 69||September||17 - 21|
|51 - 68||October||11 - 20|
|50 - 62||November||10 - 17|
|49 - 55||December||10 - 13|
Total Rainfall Averages per Month
Winters bring dry weather to Puerto Vallarta, with averages of just two days and one inch (23 millimetres) of rain a month.
The summer climate here is considerably wetter. The rainfall then averages out to 18 days a month totalling 13 inches (323 mm). Usually September is Puerto Vallarta's rainiest time of year.
The number of rainy days includes those when rainfall amounted to 0.004 inches (0.1 mm) or more.
How Rainy is Puerto Vallarta?
How much it rains each month at Puerto Vallarta varies from year to year. To show what's possible, here's the range of total rainfall that's been measured – the driest and wettest per month.
From November to May, Puerto Vallarta can go through an entire month without any rain. Then from June to September, the beach resort can expect at least 1.4 inches (36 mm) of precipitation during each month or as much as 42 inches (1077 mm).
|0 - 13||January||0 - 331|
|0 - 4.1||February||0 - 105|
|0 - 1.1||March||0 - 28|
|0 - 3.2||April||0 - 82|
|0 - 8.6||May||0 - 218|
|1.4 - 20.3||June||36 - 515|
|7.1 - 22.1||July||181 - 561|
|5.3 - 27.5||August||134 - 698|
|4.7 - 42.4||September||121 - 1077|
|0.1 - 9.6||October||2 - 244|
|0 - 5.3||November||0 - 136|
|0 - 5.4||December||0 - 137|
|1 - 89.6||Year||26 - 2277|
CONAGUA. Comisión Nacional Del Agua. Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, México. Normales Climatológicas por Estación