Nestled between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay travel offers vacationers a range of experiences, from exploring the busy urban centre of Montevideo to partying in Punte de Este and taking in the natural beauty of Uruguay's rural interior. In the gorgeous town of Colonia del Sacramento (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), you will see cobbled streets and ruined forts. The pretty capital Montevideo has a fine harbour and impressive Art Deco buildings.
Located entirely within a temperate zone, Uruguay has a climate that is relatively mild and fairly uniform nationwide. Seasonal variations are pronounced, but extremes in temperature are rare. As would be expected with its abundance of water, high humidity and fog are common. The absence of mountains, which act as weather barriers, makes all locations vulnerable to high winds and rapid changes in weather as fronts or storms sweep across the country. Both summer and winter weather may vary from day to day with the passing of storm fronts, where a hot northerly wind may occasionally be followed by a cold wind (pampero) from the Argentine Pampas.
Uruguay has a largely uniform temperature throughout the year, with summers being tempered by winds off the Atlantic; severe cold in winter is unknown.
The heaviest precipitation occurs during the autumn months, although more frequent rainy spells occur in winter.
Best time to travel: Oct - Mar (next best: Apr - Sep)
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