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Best time to visit Montevideo, Uruguay

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The best time to visit Montevideo is October-March

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, October-March is the best time to go to Montevideo.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Montevideo can rise to a maximum of 29℃ (85℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 6℃ (44℉) at night.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Montevideo, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Montevideo usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Montevideo, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

December

Montevideo seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Montevideo as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Montevideo is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Montevideo

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Montevideo for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Montevideo climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Montevideo for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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DEC

Montevideo in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Montevideo in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Montevideo in March

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Montevideo in April

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Montevideo in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Montevideo in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Montevideo in July

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Montevideo in August

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Montevideo in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Montevideo in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Montevideo in November

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Montevideo in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montevideo in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Montevideo is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Montevideo is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Montevideo is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Montevideo, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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