The best times to visit Punta Carretas 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.
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Weather in Punta Carretas
Average temperatures in Punta Carretas 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 Punta Carretas, 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.
Punta Carretas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Punta Carretas Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Punta Carretas Perceived Temperature (F)
Punta Carretas Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Punta Carretas 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Punta Carretas 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 Punta Carretas? 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 Punta Carretas.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Punta Carretas (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Punta Carretas 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 Punta Carretas 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 Punta Carretas.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Punta Carretas?
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 Punta Carretas, 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 Punta Carretas 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
Overall Punta Carretas 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 Punta Carretas, 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 Punta Carretas 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.