Weather and Climate of Montevideo

Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay enjoys a mild humid subtropical climate and it borders on an oceanic climate .

The city of Montevideo has cool winters, volatile springs and warm summers; there are numerous thunderstorms in Montevideo, Uruguay but there no tropical cyclones. Due to its location in the southern hemisphere of South America, the seasons in Montevideo Uruguay are opposite to those of the Northern hemisphere; summer in Montevideo runs from December to March, followed by autumn in April and May; winter lasts from June to September, and spring is in October and November.

Rainfall in Montevideo is regular and evenly spread throughout the year, reaching around a 800 millimetres. The weather in Montevideo is subtropical with hot summers and mild winters. During the summer months of Montevideo Uruguay (December to March), average monthly temperatures in Montevideo rise to 25-30°C, whereas the winters (June to August) are faced with around 15°C high temperatures. Rainfall in Montevideo is quite evenly distributed over the year.

The winters of Montevideo are generally wet, windy and overcast, while summers are hot and humid with relatively little wind. In winter there are bursts of icy and relatively dry winds and continental polar air masses, giving an unpleasant chilly feeling to the everyday life of the city of Montevideo. During the summer, a moderate wind often blows from the sea in the evenings which has a pleasant cooling effect on the city of Montevideo, in contrast to the unbearable summer heat of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Overall, weather in Montevideo is pleasant through most of the year, but the best time to travel to Montevideo is during the summer, when the city enjoys frequent sunshine and warm temperatures.

Montevideo has an annual average temperature of 16 °C (61 °F). The lowest recorded temperature is −5.6 °C (22 °F) while the highest is 42.8 °C (109.0 °F). Snowfall is extremely rare—notably, snow fell on the city in 1980—although there have been some snows in the outer metropolitan area, and sleet is a frequent winter occurrence.