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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Montevideo, Uruguay

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Montevideo...

Montevideo is a coastal city in Uruguay. It is a quite huge city close to the ocean with a population of 1270737 people. The water temperature around Montevideo varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 11.7°C (53°F) in August up to 24.1°C (75.4°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Montevideo is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Montevideo?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters near Montevideo is about:
20°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Montevideo. A spot that might be worth checking out is San clemente del tuyu, which is almost 106.4km (66.1miles) away from Montevideo. Click here to check out more information on San clemente del tuyu and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Pinamar, which is ca 157.8km (98miles) away from Montevideo. Another surfspot is Pinamar, located 157.8km (98miles) from Montevideo.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches in close proximity to Montevideo. The nearest one is Pocitos, which is only 2.2km (1.3miles) away from Montevideo. Another fun beach near Montevideo is Malvín, which is ca 4.7km (2.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Montevideo?

The water temperature around Montevideo is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of roughly 12°C (53°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Montevideo?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during December, January, and February when water temperatures reach 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Montevideo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Montevideo...

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