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Montevideo Climate & Temperature

  • Montevideo, Uruguay is at 34°51'S, 56°12'W, 16 m (52 ft). See map.
  • Montevideo has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Montevideo is situated in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 15.8 degrees Celsius (60.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12 °C (21.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Montevideo Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 14.7°C (58.4°F) on average falling to 6°C (42.8°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 20°C (68°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 9.7°C (49.4°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 27°C (80.6°F) and average low temperatures are 15.7°C (60.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 21.3°C (70.4°F) during the day and lows of 11.7°C (53°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1015 mm (40 inches) which is equivalent to 1015 Litres/m² (24.9 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2905 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Montevideo you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Mokp"o, North Korea where you would find a Humid subtropical climate.

Montevideo Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 14 (57) 15 (59) 17 (63) 20 (68) 23 (73) 26 (79) 28 (82) 27 (81) 25 (77) 21 (70) 18 (64) 15 (59) 21 (69)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 10 (50) 11 (51) 13 (55) 15 (58) 18 (64) 21 (69) 22 (72) 22 (71) 20 (67) 17 (62) 14 (56) 11 (51) 16 (60)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 6 (43) 6 (43) 8 (46) 9 (48) 12 (54) 15 (59) 16 (61) 16 (61) 14 (57) 12 (54) 9 (48) 6 (43) 11 (51)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 73 (3) 87 (3) 84 (3) 73 (3) 79 (3) 77 (3) 83 (3) 74 (3) 104 (4) 102 (4) 91 (4) 88 (3) 1015 (40)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 6 (19) 7 (23) 6 (20) 6 (19) 6 (20) 7 (23) 6 (19) 5 (18) 5 (16) 6 (20) 6 (19) 5 (17) 71 (19)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 5h 05' 6h 11' 7h 06' 7h 48' 10h 00' 10h 23' 10h 36' 10h 05' 9h 05' 7h 30' 6h 17' 5h 24' 7h 57'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 03' 10h 51' 11h 56' 13h 03' 13h 59' 14h 26' 14h 11' 13h 25' 12h 22' 11h 15' 10h 19' 9h 50' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 51 (49) 58 (42) 60 (40) 60 (40) 72 (28) 73 (27) 76 (24) 76 (24) 74 (26) 67 (33) 62 (38) 56 (44) 66 (34)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 34.8 43.2 54.6 65.7 74.8 78.6 74.8 65.4 54.7 43.2 34.9 31.7 54.7

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