The best times to visit Montevideo for ideal weather are

February 26th to May 20th


October 8th to December 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Montevideo Travel Info

Weather in Montevideo


Average temperatures in Montevideo vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 59th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Montevideo, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late December where highs are regularly around 82.7°F (28.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.5°F (19.2°C) at night.

Montevideo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Montevideo Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Montevideo Perceived Temperature (F)


Montevideo Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Montevideo Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 82 76.8 66.3
Feb 80.5 76 66.5
Mar 76.2 72.2 62.5
Apr 71.4 66.9 56.9
May 65.1 60.6 51.8
Jun 59.1 54.2 45.7
Jul 57.5 52.7 44.4
Aug 61.2 56.4 47.5
Sep 63.2 59.4 50.2
Oct 68.2 64.1 54.6
Nov 74.8 70.4 58.8
Dec 79.5 75.1 63.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.8 24.9 19.1
Feb 26.9 24.4 19.2
Mar 24.6 22.3 16.9
Apr 21.9 19.4 13.8
May 18.4 15.9 11
Jun 15.1 12.3 7.6
Jul 14.2 11.5 6.9
Aug 16.2 13.6 8.6
Sep 17.3 15.2 10.1
Oct 20.1 17.8 12.6
Nov 23.8 21.3 14.9
Dec 26.4 23.9 17.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Montevideo are April, May, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.

When can you find snow in Montevideo? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Montevideo.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Montevideo (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 0 3.5
Feb 22% 0 4.8
Mar 19% 0 3.7
Apr 12% 0 3.2
May 14% 0 2.7
Jun 14% 0 3.1
Jul 16% 0 3.2
Aug 19% 0 3.8
Sep 20% 0 4.7
Oct 16% 0 3.9
Nov 17% 0 3.4
Dec 17% 0 2.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 0 8.9
Feb 22 0 12.2
Mar 19 0 9.4
Apr 12 0 8.1
May 14 0 6.9
Jun 14 0 7.9
Jul 16 0 8.1
Aug 19 0 9.7
Sep 20 0 11.9
Oct 16 0 9.9
Nov 17 0 8.6
Dec 17 0 7.1


Humidity and Wind

Montevideo has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is December (50% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (64.8%).

Wind in Montevideo is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by September and December. November’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 11.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Montevideo.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.3 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.8 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
May 4.8 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.2 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.8 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.4 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 7.4 Gentle breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 52.4%
Feb 58.2%
Mar 60.3%
Apr 58.7%
May 64.8%
Jun 64.8%
Jul 63.9%
Aug 62.4%
Sep 60.1%
Oct 58.9%
Nov 52%
Dec 50%


Is it Safe to Travel to Montevideo?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Uruguay; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Montevideo, Uruguay is January, followed by November and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Montevideo in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 59.9 in September means 59.9% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Montevideo Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 78.5°F (25.8°C) and 59.8°F (15.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Montevideo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 77.2°F (25.1°C) and 62°F (16.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Montevideo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 77.1°F (25.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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