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.
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.
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 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
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
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
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
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 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 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
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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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%).
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).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .