Climate and Average Weather in Uruguay
Uruguay has a warm maritime climate with hot summers and very mild winters. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year. Due to its location in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are exactly opposite to those in Europe. Making December through February the warmest in Uruguay and June through August the coolest.
Temperatures rarely fall below freezing and range from 10 to 16 degrees Celsius (50 - 60° Fahrenheit) during the day in winter. During summer (December to March) temperatures range from 21 to 30 degrees Celsius (70 - 86° Fahrenheit). Inland, it can get a little hotter quite easily, but along the coast, extreme temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius (95° Fahrenheit) are rare.
An important factor for Uruguay's climate is wind. During summer months, the wind blows almost constant from the ocean, keeping it from getting too hot. During winter polar winds from a southerly direction can provide relatively cool periods. Uruguay can also suffer from several natural weather hazards, for example floods and droughts. It also occasionally experiences the pamper, this is a cold and sometimes violent wind which blows north from the Argentine pampas.
The best travel time for Uruguay is in general from November through March. This is the summer season including the transition months November and March. Those who want to travel around Uruguay may want to avoid the hottest months of January and February. In terms of precipitation, it does not matter much when you travel to Uruguay. Rain falls fairly evenly throughout the year. However during summer months, rain showers are more likely to be stronger and accompanied by thunderstorms.
We encourage you to visit our monthly pages for a comprehensive overview of the weather for each month. Or select lower on the page a city or region you would like to travel to.
Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information for Uruguay?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year
Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.