Uruguay weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Uruguay.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Uruguay. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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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.

What is the time difference between Uruguay and the UK?

The time difference between Uruguay and the UK is GMT-3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Uruguay?

The main language spoken in Uruguay is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Uruguay?

The currency in Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU).

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Which plugs are used in Uruguay?

Uruguay uses electrical plug type C + F + L (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Uruguay?

They drive on the right side of the road in Uruguay.

Compare Uruguay weather with the USA

Below the Uruguay weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Uruguay (Montevideo) and the USA (Washington).

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