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Average Weather in Salto Uruguay

In Salto, the summers are hot and humid, the winters are cool, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 90°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 98°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Salto for warm-weather activities are from late February to late April and from late September to mid December.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 1 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is January 8, with an average high of 90°F and low of 68°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from May 19 to August 19, with an average daily high temperature below 69°F. The coldest day of the year is July 19, with an average low of 46°F and high of 64°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in SaltoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhothotwarm
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Al Bahah, Saudi Arabia (7,473 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Salto (view comparison).

Clouds

In Salto, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Salto begins around August 30 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around May 4. On March 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 4 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around August 30. On June 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in SaltoclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Mar 1872%Mar 1872%Jun 1351%Jun 1351%Aug 3061%Aug 3061%May 462%May 462%clearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Salto varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.0 months, from September 29 to April 28, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on February 11.

The drier season lasts 5.0 months, from April 28 to September 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on July 21.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 38% on February 11.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in SaltowetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 1138%Feb 1138%Jul 2117%Jul 2117%Jan 131%Jan 131%Sep 2928%Sep 2928%Apr 2828%Apr 2828%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Salto experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Salto. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 9, with an average total accumulation of 6.0 inches.

The least rain falls around July 27, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Salto varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 6 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:39 AM on December 4, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 12 minutes later at 7:51 AM on July 1. The earliest sunset is at 5:55 PM on June 11, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 5 minutes later at 8:00 PM on January 8.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Salto during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in SaltoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 45:39 AMDec 45:39 AM8:00 PMJan 88:00 PMJan 8Jun 115:55 PMJun 115:55 PM7:51 AMJul 17:51 AMJul 1daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Salto experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 24 to April 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 15% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 8, with muggy conditions 55% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is August 5, with muggy conditions 1% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in SaltomuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Aug 51%Aug 51%Feb 855%Feb 855%Oct 2415%Oct 2415%Apr 2915%Apr 2915%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrycomfortablecomfortablemiserablemiserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Salto experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from July 15 to December 12, with average wind speeds of more than 9.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from December 12 to July 15. The calmest day of the year is May 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Salto varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.5 months, from May 14 to July 29, with a peak percentage of 34% on June 18. The wind is most often from the south for 1.0 weeks, from July 29 to August 5, with a peak percentage of 31% on July 31. The wind is most often from the east for 9.3 months, from August 5 to May 14, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in SaltoENEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southeastnorthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Salto throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Salto for general outdoor tourist activities are from late February to late April and from late September to mid December, with a peak score in the third week of November.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Saltobest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.86.83.83.86.76.75.65.6 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Salto for hot-weather activities is from late November to mid March, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Saltobest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.56.50.70.7 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Salto typically lasts for 11 months (348 days), from around July 20 to around July 3, rarely starting after August 21, or ending before June 3.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Saltogrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Jul 2050%Jul 2050%Jul 350%Jul 390%Aug 2190%Aug 2190%Jun 390%Jun 3Jan 16100%Jan 16100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Salto should appear around July 15, only rarely appearing before July 10 or after July 24.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 31 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 8, with an average of 7.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 3 to August 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 2.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in SaltobrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJan 87.7 kWhJan 87.7 kWhJun 202.8 kWhJun 202.8 kWhOct 316.7 kWhOct 316.7 kWhMay 33.8 kWhMay 33.8 kWhAug 133.8 kWhAug 133.8 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Salto are -31.383 deg latitude, -57.967 deg longitude, and 108 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Salto contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 220 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 96 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (285 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (646 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Salto is covered by trees (37%), artificial surfaces (34%), and cropland (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (43%) and grassland (25%), and within 50 miles by grassland (47%) and cropland (24%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Salto, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Salto.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Salto according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Salto is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Salto and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aeropuerto Nueva Hesperides (67%, 5.7 kilometers, south); Comodoro Pierrestegui Airport (33%, 10 kilometers, north); and Tacuarembo (0.4%, 198 kilometers, east).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.