Seasons in Uruguay

Uruguay is a country in South-Eastern South America. In the North and East it borders with Brazil, to the West with Argentina, to the East and South it is washed by the Atlantic ocean.

The country's name comes from the Uruguay river, which translated from the language of local Indians means "river".

Uruguay is considered one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America. For tourists are created comfortable conditions for recreation. The sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast will be the best place for beach holidays and various water sports. Uruguay environmentally friendly country, and the mild climate and friendly attitude of the locals towards guests is one of the advantages of the country. The country lies on the Eastern Bank of the Uruguay river in the southeastern part of South America. Washed by the Atlantic ocean. Borders with Argentina and Brazil. The Capital Montevideo.

Most popular in Uruguay beach vacation. Crystal clear water and white sand attract tourists from all over the world.

Along the ocean coast to Montevideo and La Plata Bay, stretches a chain of luxurious resorts, the most famous of which is Punta del este. Popular also the country's capital Montevideo is a major banking and financial centre, the city in which classicism combined with widespread Baroque, modernism — the old buildings of colonial times. Ultra-modern buildings are surrounded by parks and beautiful bridges that connects the banks of the great river. Also of interest are the thermal springs, well-appointed ocean coast, piriápolis, Colonia. The country has about 10 national parks.
Tipping in expensive restaurants and bars up to 10% of the bill (though often it is already included the service charge) in cheap eateries — 1-2 pesos, in cafes and on the beach, tipping is not accepted, the porter at the hotel or the airport you should give 5 to 10 pesos to the taxi driver to round up the party (when using cars of different brands the amount can vary, the inclusion of air conditioning will be charged separately).

The resort of Piriápolis was founded by Mason Francisco Piriu. You necessarily should visit his castle.

Around Piriápolis there are several small resorts. Here you will find entertainment for themselves lovers of surfing and diving. To relax and disconnect from the bustle of the city best will in the resort of Cabo Polonio. It is somewhat isolated from civilization, and you can reach it through the dunes and woods only on special trucks or by foot.

On the coast of the Atlantic ocean are also known thermal resorts. Daymán thermal resort attractive to tourists throughout the year. In pools of water with different temperature from +38 to +45 degrees. The therapeutic effect of the treatment at the Spa, officially recognized as physicians.

To the East of Montevideo are numerous beach resorts. It is considered the most prestigious holiday in Punta del este. This place is known for its excellent climate and impeccable service.

In Uruguay is subtropical Maritime climate, however, venturing into the country the climate becomes more continental. The coldest month is July, average temperature at this time is +10..+12 degrees, and in January +22..+24 degrees. Most of the precipitation falls in July-September and over the year their number reaches 1000-1200 mm. the Tourist season in Uruguay occur in January-April.

Weather in Uruguay is temperate throughout the country. And, despite some seasonal changes, weather of Uruguay in General remains the same in all regions.

One of the peculiarities of Uruguay weather is foggy and humid climate of the country, due to the proximity of the ocean. Across the country with strong winds, mainly due to the lack of mountains. Almost all regions of Uruguay vulnerable to storms and sudden weather fluctuations.

Weather of Uruguay has four distinct seasons. The summer months warm, spring – cool, wet and windy, autumn is mild, and the winters very cold. In the Northern regions of the country has no big water reservoirs, the summer season in these warm regions, the winter season is dry and cold. Weather in Uruguay in the winter months wet.

Rainfall is distributed throughout the territory of Uruguay equally, and somewhat more from the South-Eastern regions to North-Eastern regions. Average annual rainfall in Montevideo approximately nine hundred and fifty millimeters, and in Artigas – one thousand two hundred thirty-five millimeters.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Uruguay

Comfortably relax in Uruguay in March-May. The average temperature in Peru in March takes the value 26 degrees in April is 24 degree, in may 22-23 degrees. In March-April it is better to refuse to visit the highlands and the jungle. At this time, in mountain areas and tropical forests of the country continues the rainy season.

Favorable weather in Uruguay in the spring for a trip to the coast. In particular this applies to March and April.

The climate of the spring months

(Montevideo)

March
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 100 mm (3.9")
April
Max average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (53.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 105 mm (4.1")
May
Max average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 95 mm (3.7")

Spring holidays

March, 8 — International women's day;

April-may — Good Friday and Easter;

May, 1 — Labour day.

Summer in Uruguay

If You are going to Uruguay in the summer, do not forget that the summer in the designated country is in December-February. In the mountainous regions and rainforests of Uruguay in the midst of the rainy season: the weather is very hot, wet, and rain can start at any time, but are rarely delayed more than 2-3 hours. The hottest weather in Uruguay in summer in February. The air temperature in this month is 1-2 degrees above the December and January level and is approximately 28 degrees. Maximum precipitation falls in Uruguay in January. Especially high humidity in the Rainforest.

The climate of the summer months

(Montevideo)

June
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 95 mm (3.7")
Jule
Max average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")
August
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 85 mm (3.3")


Summer holidays

June, 29 — the Day of Saints Peter and Paul;

28 and 29 of July — independence Day;

August, 30 — Santa Rosa, St. Rose of Lima, patroness of the Peruvian capital.

Autumn in Uruguay

If you are going to travel to Peru in the autumn months, we advise you to plan a trip for September or October. In these months the average daily temperature is around 20-22 degrees, rains often. Can upset weather in Uruguay in autumn, if you relax, you will arrive in November. The November rains, of course, not such strong and long, as in February, however, will complicate trips to the mountains or tropical forests.

Holiday in Uruguay in November without rain possible at the coast. Sometimes it is only small drizzle, which is unlikely to affect your plans.

The climate of the autumn months

(Montevideo)

September
Max average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 90 mm (3.5")
October
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")
November
Max average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (53.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 80 mm (3.1")

Autumn holidays

October, 8 — Day battle of Angamos;

November, 1 — all saints day.

Winter in Uruguay

The best period to visit is June-August. In these months in Uruguay comes winter, rainfall is the minimum amount. Usually the weather in Uruguay in the winter quite comfortable. The average temperature is 20, 19 and 18 degrees in June, July and September respectively.

On the coast of Uruguay in June-August is pretty cool, there is no pronounced temperature fluctuations. In the mountainous areas of the country during this period is dry, but temperatures can vary from 20-25 degrees during the day and 5-10 degrees at night.

The climate of the winter months

(Montevideo)

December
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 80 mm (3.1")
January
Max average t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 75 mm (2.9")
February
Max average t°: +28°C (82.4 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 75 mm (2.9")

Winter holidays


December, 8 — immaculate conception;

December, 25 — Christmas;

January, 1 — New Year.