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.

 

 


Other Uyuni Travel Info

Weather in Uyuni

Temperature

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)

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Uyuni 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.

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Uyuni Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 59.7 51.9 43.3
Feb 59.8 51.9 42.5
Mar 60.8 52 41.3
Apr 62.4 52.2 38.2
May 60.9 49.4 33
Jun 60.5 48.5 31.5
Jul 59 47.4 30.1
Aug 61.5 49.9 32.6
Sep 63.2 52.5 37.4
Oct 64.8 54.8 41
Nov 64.8 55.6 43.5
Dec 62.8 54.4 44.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 15.4 11.1 6.3
Feb 15.4 11.1 5.8
Mar 16 11.1 5.2
Apr 16.9 11.2 3.4
May 16.1 9.7 0.6
Jun 15.8 9.2 -0.3
Jul 15 8.6 -1.1
Aug 16.4 9.9 0.3
Sep 17.3 11.4 3
Oct 18.2 12.7 5
Nov 18.2 13.1 6.4
Dec 17.1 12.4 6.9

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Uyuni (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 9% 0 1
Feb 5% 0 0.7
Mar 6% 0 0.5
Apr 1% 0 0.1
May 0% 53.1 0.2
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0.1
Oct 2% 0 0.9
Nov 2% 0 0.2
Dec 5% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 2.5
Feb 5 0 1.8
Mar 6 0 1.3
Apr 1 0 0.3
May 0 134.9 0.5
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0.3
Oct 2 0 2.3
Nov 2 0 0.5
Dec 5 0 1.8

 

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.

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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 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
Jan 61.2%
Feb 61%
Mar 56.4%
Apr 42.5%
May 30.4%
Jun 25.1%
Jul 23%
Aug 23.5%
Sep 27%
Oct 31.8%
Nov 39.9%
Dec 50.9%

 

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

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 47.9 in July means 47.9% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

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.

 

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