The best times to visit Piriapolis for ideal weather are

February 26th to May 27th

or

October 15th to January 21st

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

 

 


Other Piriapolis Travel Info

Weather in Piriapolis

Temperature

Average temperatures in Piriapolis vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 53rd 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 Piriapolis, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 82.6°F (28.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.4°F (18.6°C) at night.

Piriapolis Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Piriapolis Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Piriapolis Perceived Temperature (F)

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Piriapolis Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Piriapolis 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 81.7 72.9 64.6
Feb 80.2 72.3 65
Mar 76.1 68.6 61.3
Apr 71.2 63.2 56.2
May 65.3 57.7 51
Jun 59.4 51.8 44.8
Jul 58 50.1 42.8
Aug 61.1 53.3 46.4
Sep 63.4 56 49.1
Oct 67.8 60.2 53
Nov 74.2 65.2 57
Dec 79 70.4 61.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.6 22.7 18.1
Feb 26.8 22.4 18.3
Mar 24.5 20.3 16.3
Apr 21.8 17.3 13.4
May 18.5 14.3 10.6
Jun 15.2 11 7.1
Jul 14.4 10.1 6
Aug 16.2 11.8 8
Sep 17.4 13.3 9.5
Oct 19.9 15.7 11.7
Nov 23.4 18.4 13.9
Dec 26.1 21.3 16.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Piriapolis are January, April, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Piriapolis? 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 Piriapolis.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2.9
Feb 22% 0 6.4
Mar 17% 0 4.1
Apr 17% 0 3.2
May 18% 0 3.5
Jun 18% 0 3.4
Jul 18% 0 3.9
Aug 20% 0 5.5
Sep 21% 0 4.5
Oct 17% 0 3.3
Nov 17% 0 2.7
Dec 17% 0 3.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 7.4
Feb 22 0 16.3
Mar 17 0 10.4
Apr 17 0 8.1
May 18 0 8.9
Jun 18 0 8.6
Jul 18 0 9.9
Aug 20 0 14
Sep 21 0 11.4
Oct 17 0 8.4
Nov 17 0 6.9
Dec 17 0 9.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Piriapolis has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (61.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (73.4%).

Wind in Piriapolis is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by December and November. September’s average wind speed of around 9.7 knots (11.1 MPH or 17.9 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 mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Feb 8.9 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Mar 8 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Apr 7.6 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
May 7 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jun 7.7 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Jul 7.8 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Aug 8.5 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Sep 9.7 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Oct 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Nov 9.3 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Dec 9.3 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 63.1%
Feb 68.3%
Mar 70.1%
Apr 68.3%
May 73.4%
Jun 71.9%
Jul 72.9%
Aug 71.8%
Sep 71.6%
Oct 70.9%
Nov 66.3%
Dec 61.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Piriapolis?

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 Piriapolis, 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 Piriapolis 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

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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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Piriapolis Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.3°F (25.7°C) and 60.7°F (15.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 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 the most precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Piriapolis, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 76.6°F (24.8°C) and 61.5°F (16.4°C), which will feel comfortable 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 Piriapolis to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 76.6°F (24.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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