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Average Weather in Empalme Olmos Uruguay

In Empalme Olmos, the summers are warm and humid; the winters are cold, wet, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 83°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 93°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Empalme Olmos for warm-weather activities is from early November to mid April.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 4 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is January 15, with an average high of 83°F and low of 64°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from May 24 to August 25, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest day of the year is July 9, with an average low of 43°F and high of 58°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 Empalme OlmosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmcoolvery coldcomfortable
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.

Adelaide, Australia (7,544 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Empalme Olmos (view comparison).

Clouds

In Empalme Olmos, 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 Empalme Olmos begins around October 2 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around April 17. On January 15, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 17 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around October 2. On June 4, 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 Empalme OlmosclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1571%Jan 1571%Jun 447%Jun 447%Oct 259%Oct 259%Apr 1759%Apr 1759%clearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly 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 Empalme Olmos varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.2 months, from October 16 to April 23, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on February 13.

The drier season lasts 5.8 months, from April 23 to October 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on July 31.

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 30% on February 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Empalme OlmoswetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 1330%Feb 1330%Jul 3119%Jul 3119%Jan 125%Jan 125%Oct 1625%Oct 1625%Apr 2325%Apr 2325%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. Empalme Olmos experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Empalme Olmos. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 7, with an average total accumulation of 4.2 inches.

The least rain falls around August 2, with an average total accumulation of 2.8 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 Empalme Olmos varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 9 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Empalme OlmosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2214 hr, 29 minDec 2114 hr, 29 minDec 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 209 hr, 50 minJun 219 hr, 50 minJun 21daydaynight
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 5:23 AM on December 5, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 28 minutes later at 7:51 AM on June 30. The earliest sunset is at 5:39 PM on June 12, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 22 minutes later at 8:00 PM on January 6.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Empalme OlmosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 55:23 AMDec 55:23 AM8:00 PMJan 68:00 PMJan 6Jun 125:39 PMJun 125:39 PM7:51 AMJun 307:51 AMJun 30daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

Empalme Olmos experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from November 25 to April 15, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 10% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 9, with muggy conditions 39% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 20, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Empalme OlmosmuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 200%Jul 200%Feb 939%Feb 939%Nov 2510%Nov 2510%Apr 1510%Apr 1510%muggymuggycomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumidoppressiveoppressive
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 Empalme Olmos experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from August 20 to February 24, with average wind speeds of more than 10.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from February 24 to August 20. The calmest day of the year is May 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Empalme OlmoswindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphNov 1211.5 mphNov 1211.5 mphMay 610.1 mphMay 610.1 mphAug 2010.8 mphAug 2010.8 mphFeb 2410.8 mphFeb 2410.8 mph
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 Empalme Olmos varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 4.6 months, from April 15 to September 4, with a peak percentage of 33% on May 31. The wind is most often from the east for 7.4 months, from September 4 to April 15, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Empalme OlmosENEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
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).

Water Temperature

Empalme Olmos is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.7 months, from December 10 to April 2, with an average temperature above 69°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 6, with an average temperature of 74°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.4 months, from June 9 to September 21, with an average temperature below 56°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is July 24, with an average temperature of 52°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Empalme Olmos 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 Empalme Olmos for general outdoor tourist activities is from early November to mid April, with a peak score in the second week of March.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Empalme Olmosbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.17.12.42.47.17.1 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 Empalme Olmos for hot-weather activities is from late December to early March, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Empalme Olmosbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.46.40.20.2 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 Empalme Olmos typically lasts for 10 months (314 days), from around August 12 to around June 22, rarely starting after September 11, or ending before May 29.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Empalme Olmosgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Aug 1250%Aug 1250%Jun 2250%Jun 2290%Sep 1190%Sep 1190%May 2990%May 2926%Jul 1626%Jul 16Jan 22100%Jan 22100%coldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 Empalme Olmos should appear around July 27, only rarely appearing before July 18 or after August 13.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Empalme OlmosJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°F4,000°F4,500°FJul 2790°FJul 2790°FNov 8900°FNov 8900°FDec 281,800°FDec 281,800°FJun 304,507°FJun 304,507°F
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 3.2 months, from November 5 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 1, with an average of 8.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from April 30 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 2.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Empalme OlmosbrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJan 18.0 kWhJan 18.0 kWhJun 202.4 kWhJun 202.4 kWhNov 56.8 kWhNov 56.8 kWhApr 303.5 kWhApr 303.5 kWhAug 183.5 kWhAug 183.5 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 Empalme Olmos are -34.698 deg latitude, -55.893 deg longitude, and 108 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Empalme Olmos contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 171 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 116 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (312 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,690 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Empalme Olmos is covered by grassland (65%) and cropland (21%), within 10 miles by grassland (56%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by water (40%) and grassland (37%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Empalme Olmos, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Empalme Olmos.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Carrasco International Airport (88%, 20 kilometers, southwest) and Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport (12%, 75 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.