The best times to visit Uyuni for ideal weather are
January 1st to December 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Uyuni Travel Guide
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Weather in Uyuni
Average temperatures in Uyuni vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Uyuni, the hottest months are November, October, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early November where highs are regularly around 66.2°F (19°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 43.2°F (6.2°C) at night.
Uyuni Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Uyuni 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.
Uyuni Perceived Temperature (F)
Uyuni Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Uyuni 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 Uyuni are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.
When can you find snow in Uyuni? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around May, especially close to early to mid May. The best time to ski (if at all) in Uyuni is often around around May 7th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Uyuni.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Uyuni (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
Uyuni has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (23% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (61.2%).
Wind in Uyuni is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by September and August. July’s average wind speed of around 8.2 knots (9.5 MPH or 15.2 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 July where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Uyuni.
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||5.6||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.8||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.6||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.9||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|May||6.7||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.2||Gentle breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.2||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.5||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Uyuni?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Bolivia; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 04, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Uyuni, Bolivia is January, followed by April and November. 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 Uyuni in July. 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 Uyuni Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 63°F (17.2°C) and 59.4°F (15.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Uyuni, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 66.2°F (19°C) and 62.8°F (17.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Uyuni to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.4°F (18°C) and 58.4°F (14.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.