Montevideo, Uruguay: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Montevideo, Uruguay? If you're planning to go to Montevideo, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Montevideo, Uruguay

Based on the climate and weather in Montevideo, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Montevideo, Uruguay by month

January

If you visit Montevideo during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts

February

Traveling to Montevideo in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

March

If you visit Montevideo during March, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear

April

Traveling to Montevideo in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

May for Montevideo is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage

June

June in Montevideo is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

July

July in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

August

If you go to Montevideo in August, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

September

September in Montevideo is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

October

October in Montevideo is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear

November

If you vacation in Montevideo during November, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

December

December here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Montevideo, Uruguay

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Montevideo, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and L
  • A SIM card that works in Montevideo
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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