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Montevideo, Uruguay. Author Federico Corral aka Shant. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
Montevideo, Uruguay. Author Federico Corral aka Shant

Montevideo climate: when to go to Montevideo

Montevideo has a humid sub-tropical climate characterized by not too cold winters and hot summers. The winters are usually rainy, windy and overcast, while summers are hot and rainy, with generally moderate wind that blows from the sea with a pleasant cooling effect on the city. In spring and winter, usually between May and August, usually blows the Pampero, a strong cold wind from the Arctic.

The temperatures of Montevideo make record values ​​varying between 15 ° C and 7 ° C in the coldest month, July, and 28 ° C and 18 ° C for the hottest month, January. The sea water temperature is maintained around 22 ° C between January and March.

The rains are well distributed in every month of the year with peaks in February and March and in October, in average falling in Montevideo over 1,100 mm of rain per year, there is no dry season. Montevideo has an average of about 77 days of rain a year, in every month of the year there are between 6 and 7 days of rain. The sunny hours are 2,481 per year.

Montevideo, Uruguay. Author j.o.h.n. walker. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Montevideo, Uruguay. Author j.o.h.n. walker

The sea water temperature reaches up to 22 ° C in the summer months of December, February and March.


The best season for a visit to Montevideo is the summer, namely the months between December and March.


MONTEVIDEO (43 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 18,0 28,4 86,8  6
February 17,9 27,5 101,5  7
March 16,2 25,5 104,6  6
April 12,9 22,0 85,5  6
May 10,2 18,6 89,0  6
June 7,7 15,1 83,1  7
July 7,2 15,0 86,4  7
August 7,8 16,2 88,2  6
September 9,1 18,0 93,9  6
October 11,5 20,5 108,5  7
November 14,2 23,7 89,3  7
December 16,3 26,5 84,4  6
YEAR 12,4 21,4 1101,2  77

Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 22
February 22
March 22
April 19
May 16
June 13
July 11
August 11
September 11
October 14
November 17
December 20
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