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So when is best to visit Uruguay? If you're planning a trip to this part of South America it's a good question to ask. There's a number of things to keep in mind when you're thinking about the Uruguay weather and climate.
Uruguay is south of the Equator
If you live in the northern hemisphere of the world then your summer months will usually be July through to September. But because Uruguay is in the southern hemisphere, its seasons are the opposite way round. Summer time is from December - February while July - September are the coldest months of the year.
What is summer like in Uruguay?
Summer is hot but pleasant. Temperatures vary from between 25 - 30 degrees Celsius on most days. They can climb as high as 40 though and sunshine hours are between 9 - 11. While it's hot, however, on the coastal side of the country there are usually lovely breezes that help to keep your internal thermometer under control and save you from melting in the heat. It's a nice balance so you can enjoy being outside, chilling on the beach, or taking part in any adventure activities that take your fancy.
So how cold is winter in Uruguay?
One of the best things about the climate in Uruguay is that winter, although colder, is not generally freezing. Average temperatures hover around 3 - 5 degrees Celsius. Sometimes they dip below freezing but it's not the norm at this time of year. Average hours of sunshine are between 5 - 6 so you can still get plenty of Vitamin D as well.
So back to the question. When is best to visit Uruguay?
If you like the heat then summer is definitely the best time to catch the highest temperatures. You should be planning a visit between December - February. However, if you prefer to travel out of season, Uruguay is an excellent choice. You'll avoid the price hikes that are an inevitable part of visiting a country at its most popular time of year. You'll get to enjoy the temperate climate that keeps Uruguay warm even during spring and autumn.