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

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

Piriápolis is a beach in Uruguay. The water temperature around Piriápolis has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 10.8°C (51.4°F) in July up to 22.8°C (73°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Piriápolis 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 at Piriápolis?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Piriápolis is approximately:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Piriápolis. A spot, which is not too far away, is San clemente del tuyu, which is more than 131.7km (81.8miles) away from Piriápolis. Click here for more information on San clemente del tuyu and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Pinamar, which is ca 179km (111.2miles) away from Piriápolis. Another surfspot is Pinamar, located 179km (111.2miles) from Piriápolis.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are more beaches in proximity to Piriápolis. The closest one is Punta del Este, which is 19.5km (12.1miles) away from Piriápolis. Another beautiful beach near Piriápolis is Malvín, which is 47.4km (29.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Piriápolis?

The water temperature at Piriápolis is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during summer, temperatures drop down to nearly 11°C (51°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Piriápolis?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during December, January, and February when water temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Piriápolis: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Piriápolis...

Do you know what the the city Kisante in the Philippines, the city Woodbine in the United States, and the city Wolsingham in the United Kingdom have in common with Piriápolis? Click on the links to find out...