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Average Weather in Curtina Uruguay

In Curtina, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 86°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 93°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Curtina for warm-weather activities is from mid October to mid April.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 30 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is January 15, with an average high of 86°F and low of 66°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from May 21 to August 23, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is July 10, with an average low of 44°F and high of 61°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in CurtinahothotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 1061°FJul 1061°FJan 1586°FJan 1586°F44°F44°F66°F66°FNov 3081°FNov 3081°FMar 1381°FMar 1381°FMay 2166°FMay 2166°FAug 2366°FAug 2366°F61°F61°F63°F63°F49°F49°F47°F47°FNowNow
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 CurtinaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarm
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Whyalla, Australia (7,854 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Curtina (view comparison).

Clouds

In Curtina, 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 Curtina begins around September 15 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around May 3. On March 12, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 3 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around September 15. On June 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in CurtinaclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Mar 1270%Mar 1270%Jun 2047%Jun 2047%Sep 1558%Sep 1558%May 359%May 359%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudymostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 6.2 months, from October 15 to April 22, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on February 13.

The drier season lasts 5.8 months, from April 22 to October 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% 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 37% on February 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in CurtinawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 1337%Feb 1337%Jul 2120%Jul 2120%Jan 128%Jan 128%Oct 1528%Oct 1528%Apr 2228%Apr 2228%NowNowrain
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. Curtina experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Curtina. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 17, with an average total accumulation of 5.4 inches.

The least rain falls around July 29, with an average total accumulation of 2.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in CurtinaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 inApr 175.4 inApr 175.4 inJul 292.8 inJul 292.8 inFeb 105.3 inFeb 105.3 inOct 264.7 inOct 264.7 inNowNow
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 Curtina varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 2 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in CurtinaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2214 hr, 16 minDec 2114 hr, 16 minDec 2112 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2010 hr, 3 minJun 2110 hr, 3 minJun 21daydaynightNowNow
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 5:30 AM on December 4, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 16 minutes later at 7:46 AM on June 30. The earliest sunset is at 5:46 PM on June 11, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 9 minutes later at 7:55 PM on January 7.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Curtina during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in CurtinaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 45:30 AMDec 45:30 AM7:55 PMJan 77:55 PMJan 7Jun 115:46 PMJun 115:46 PM7:46 AMJun 307:46 AMJun 30daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Curtina experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from November 4 to April 23, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 12% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 12, with muggy conditions 46% of the time.

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

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in CurtinamuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 11%Aug 11%Feb 1246%Feb 1246%Nov 412%Nov 412%Apr 2312%Apr 2312%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggycomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Curtina experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from July 7 to January 18, with average wind speeds of more than 7.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.6 months, from January 18 to July 7. The calmest day of the year is May 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in CurtinawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphSep 138.1 mphSep 138.1 mphMay 56.6 mphMay 56.6 mphJul 77.3 mphJul 77.3 mphJan 187.3 mphJan 187.3 mphNowNow
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 Curtina varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.1 months, from May 25 to July 28, with a peak percentage of 32% on July 5. The wind is most often from the east for 9.9 months, from July 28 to May 25, with a peak percentage of 52% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in CurtinaENEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorthwest
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 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 Curtina 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 time of year to visit Curtina for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid October to mid April, with a peak score in the last week of November.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Curtinabest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.07.03.03.06.96.9NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds tourism 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 Curtina for hot-weather activities is from mid December to early March, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Curtinabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.46.40.40.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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 Curtina typically lasts for 11 months (320 days), from around August 1 to around June 17, rarely starting after September 1, or ending before May 19.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Curtinagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Aug 150%Aug 150%Jun 1750%Jun 1790%Sep 190%Sep 190%May 1990%May 1926%Jul 1326%Jul 13Jan 9100%Jan 9100%NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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 Curtina should appear around July 19, only rarely appearing before July 13 or after July 31.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in CurtinaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FJul 1990°FJul 1990°FOct 19900°FOct 19900°FDec 71,800°FDec 71,800°FJun 305,321°FJun 305,321°FNowNow
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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 1 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 7.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 2 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 2.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in CurtinabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhDec 217.8 kWhDec 217.8 kWhJun 222.6 kWhJun 222.6 kWhNov 16.8 kWhNov 16.8 kWhFeb 96.8 kWhFeb 96.8 kWhMay 23.7 kWhMay 23.7 kWhAug 163.7 kWhAug 163.7 kWhNowNow
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 Curtina are -32.150 deg latitude, -56.117 deg longitude, and 400 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Curtina contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 405 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (584 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,122 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Curtina is covered by grassland (91%), within 10 miles by grassland (91%), and within 50 miles by grassland (78%) and cropland (11%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Curtina, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Curtina.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Curtina 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 Curtina is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Curtina and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tacuarembo (72%, 48 kilometers, north); Cerro Largo International Airport (10%, 180 kilometers, east); Paysandú Airport (10%, 185 kilometers, west); and Aeropuerto Nueva Hesperides (9%, 194 kilometers, northwest).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.