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Coat and umbrella or light clothing and cap? If you don’t know what outfit to wear this Sunday, here is the weather forecast for the following hours in Punta del Este.
During the day the temperature will reach a maximum of 17 degrees, the probability of rain will be 25%, with a cloudiness of 79%, while the wind gusts will be 22 kilometers per hour.
As for ultraviolet rays, they are expected to reach a level of up to 1.
At night, the temperature will reach 13 degrees, while the precipitation forecast will be 25%, with a cloudiness of 83%, while the wind gusts will reach 22 kilometers per hour at night.
Punta del Este, a peninsular city located in the southern tip of Uruguay, is characterized by having a temperate climate due to its oceanic waters, which favors its four well-defined seasons.
Being a city located between the Río de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean, this region stands out for having more winds than other Uruguayan metropolises, which end up softening the temperatures during summer or winter.
Summers in Punta del Este are not excessively hot. In January, the warmest month, the thermometer shows highs of 26 degrees and lows of 18 degrees.
On the contrary, winter is cool, with cloudy skies and a lot of wind. During July, the coldest month, the minimum temperature does not drop below 8 degrees, while the maximum rises to 14 degrees. At the end of this season it is common for there to be precipitation, although there are generally occasional rains during the year.
Uruguay is characterized by having a double season of rainfall. (Photo: File)
Uruguay is a country with a temperate-humid climate, with hot summers and cool winters that also, due to its geographical location and its proximity to the ocean, has a double rainy season between spring-summer and autumn.
The country has an average temperature of 17 degrees a year, however, there is a very marked difference in its territory: the northwestern region where Artigas, Salto and Rivera are located is warmer with an average of 18 degrees; while the southeast, where Montevideo, Maldonado, Rocha and Lavalleja are, are cooler, with an average of 16 degrees.
Due to the strong winds that occur in the country, the summers are less extreme and the winter is cooler, which also causes cold waves that especially affect the north and south of the center. Only in one month up to 25 frosts can be registered.
Just on January 15, 2022, the country registered a new record for the highest temperature in its history, when the Uruguayan Institute of Meteorology (Inumet) indicated that the maximum in Florida had reached 44 degrees, equaling the mark of 20 January 1943. On the contrary, the coldest was that of Mercedes on July 29, 2007 with -7.6 degrees.
Scientists warn that due to the effects of climate change, Uruguay could have an increase in temperature of up to three degrees in the year 2100, as well as an increase in rainfall.
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