In principle, Uruguay is a good travel destination all year round, as it is not subject to extreme temperatures and is therefore always suitable for a trip. However, it depends on what you want to do, ie whether you are planning a beach holiday or want to travel to nature and inland.
Since Uruguay is in the southern hemisphere, summer is there from December to March. The best time to travel to Uruguay is therefore between December and March . Then you can soak up the sun on beautiful beaches or pass the time with water sports activities. The weather in summer is mild and warm, there are only short periods of hot, humid days and temperatures between 22-26 ° C. Although the north-west of the country is far from the sea, it is often warmer than in the coastal areas. The rainfall is very evenly distributed throughout the year.
According to mathgeneral, the country has a temperate climate and no pronounced rainy or dry season . In terms of tourism, the period from November to February is the busiest. If you travel to Uruguay in the European summer, you should keep in mind that most businesses are closed or only open to a limited extent. This is because it is summer vacation and most of the locals travel. The 6-week Afro-Uruguayan Carnival begins in January. It is officially the longest carnival and is mainly celebrated in the capital, Montevideo.
A more interesting time to visit Uruguay is in October and November . It is then spring, the weather is pleasant and a light wind is blowing. From June to September, on the other hand, it is cold and humid. If you don’t mind the cold, you can marvel at wonderful, beautiful landscapes inland. You can also go hiking, horse riding, sailing or sightseeing as there are only a few tourists. The Tango Festival or Carlos Gardel Week, which is known as the founder of Tango in Uruguay, is also celebrated in June. The whole week from June 24th is dedicated to this festival and the tango party takes place in Gardel’s birthplace in Tacuarembo. If you are on the road during this time you will experience the whole city partying and dancing.
Uruguay has a humid, subtropical climate. Because the country is entirely in the temperate zone, the climate is uniform everywhere. There are seldom extreme fluctuations within the climate, except for the normal seasonal changes of summer and winter. Due to the abundance of water, the humidity is high and there is often mist. Since there are no mountains, it makes the land prone to storms sweeping across the land.
Summers (December to March) are warm, while October and November are transition months to spring and are usually humid, cool, and windy. Winters start from June to September are cool and humid, while the autumn months of April and May remain mild. The amount of rainfall is fairly distributed throughout the year.
The average temperature in summer varies from 22-26 ° C, with January being the warmest. During the winter the temperature is between 9 ° C and 12 ° C. The coldest winter month is July.
The maximum temperature in Uruguay is 26 ° C in February and March. In July, August and September the thermometer rises to a maximum of 17 ° C. The summer (June to September) with average 18 ° C mild . In the winter months it is around 24 ° C warm . During the day, the average annual temperature in Uruguay is a pleasant 21.2 ° C.
At night it gets coldest with 13 ° C in August and September. The thermometer rarely falls below 20 ° C in February. While the nights in summer are averaging a pleasant 14 ° C, the thermometer drops to a warm 18 ° C at night between November and March. The temperature averages 16.2 ° C at night all year round.
The water temperature is up to 21 ° C in March, in July and August the sea has a maximum of 16 ° C. In the summer months from June to September the water is cool with an average of 17 ° C. Between November and March the values are a cool 19 ° C. Over the year, the sea has an average temperature of 17.9 ° C.
With only 2 rainy days, August is the rainiest month of the year. From June to September Uruguay is very dry with an average of only 1 rainy day each, the winter (November to March) is extremely dry with only 0 rainy days. On an annual average, rain falls on only 0.6 days per month.