The best times to visit Punta Del Este for ideal weather are
February 12th to May 20th
October 1st to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Punta Del Este Travel Guide
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Weather in Punta Del Este
Average temperatures in Punta Del Este vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st 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 Del Este, 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 81.4°F (27.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.5°F (19.7°C) at night.
Punta Del Este Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Punta Del Este 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 Del Este Perceived Temperature (F)
Punta Del Este Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Punta Del Este 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 Del Este are June, July, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late July. For example, on the week of July 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.
When can you find snow in Punta Del Este? 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 Del Este.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Punta Del Este (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 Del Este has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (64.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (75.2%).
Wind in Punta Del Este is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by October and August. September’s average wind speed of around 11 knots (12.7 MPH or 20.4 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 17.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Punta Del Este.
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||9.2||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.7||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.9||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.3||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|May||8.5||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.5||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.9||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||9.8||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||11||Significant breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Oct||10||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.7||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Punta Del Este?
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 Del Este, 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 Del Este 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 Del Este Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 78.2°F (25.7°C) and 65.1°F (18.4°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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Punta Del Este, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 73.8°F (23.2°C) and 59.8°F (15.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Del Este to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.4°F (27.4°C) and 76.2°F (24.6°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.