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When is the best time to visit Uruguay?

The best time to visit Uruguay (Montevideo) is January and December based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Uruguay (Montevideo)28
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Uruguay (Montevideo)27
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Uruguay (Montevideo)25
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Uruguay (Montevideo)22
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Uruguay (Montevideo)19
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Uruguay (Montevideo)15
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Uruguay (Montevideo)15
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Uruguay (Montevideo)16
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Uruguay (Montevideo)18
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Uruguay (Montevideo)20
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Uruguay (Montevideo)23
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Uruguay (Montevideo)26

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The weather guide for Uruguay (Montevideo) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Uruguay weather overview

Uruguay, which lies on the east coast of South America between Argentina and Brazil, is a low-lying and largely flat country. It has a healthy and pleasant subtropical climate similar to that of the Argentinean pampas region with little variation between inland weather and weather on the coast although temperatures are slightly higher in the interior.

Rainfall is moderate but you can expect at least one downpour a week at any time of the year. In the summer months (November to March), temperatures are never excessive and there is an average of 10 sunshine hours a day. Winters are mild and frost and snow are virtually unheard of.

What to pack for Uruguay weather

Take light clothes with a few cover-ups for the summer and medium to warm wear in the winter. Evenings can be chilly at any time of year, so take warm cover-ups - and be prepared for those occasional downpours, particularly if travelling in autumn (April and May).

Which is the hottest month in Uruguay?

The hottest time of year in Montevideo, Uruguay is normally January. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 28°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Uruguay?

In terms of rainfall, October is usually the wettest month in Montevideo, Uruguay with 88mm on average. There are normally 10 days in October with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Uruguay?

The sunniest time of year in Montevideo, Uruguay is normally January with bright sunshine on average for 66% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Uruguay?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Montevideo, Uruguay in February when the water temperature reaches 23°C.

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