Uruguay

Climate

Uruguay is wholly within the southern temperate zone and does not have tropical weather extremes but it is described as having a humid sub-tropical climate. Images of the climate in any desired detail are interesting. Brief details of the weather of the country which emerges on a day-to-day basis from the climatic situation shows what is mostly moderation in all things. It is useful to know about the weather to expect in the capital. At some time all visitors and immigrants will need to spend some time in Montevideo. Uruguay is a country of four distinct seasons although rain is evenly spread throughout the year.

The great features, although not comfortable, of the Uruguayan climate are the winds and the fogs. The whole country is close to water so fogs may be expected. The country is also without high hills or mountains so there is little resistance to wind. The Pampero, the Zonda and the Sudestada are the three named winds of note. Storms do occur and the two recent events of ferocity occurred in 2005 and 2012 both of which caused deaths and property damage.

Conditions that may be expected in many centres are interesting statistics. Brief information and graphs are also useful for quick reference. Comparative information with respect to the northern hemisphere is of value for travelers. Visitors and tourists may also appreciate suggestions with respect to clothing required at different times of the year.

The links at the "Resources" tab on this site will prove to be interesting as will the book "How to Retire in Uruguay" by Les Johns which can be bought from this site.

Time

Natural or Sun time is a function of the earth’s rotation on its axis. As the earth turns from west to east so the Sun rises later in locations west of any given location. Amanda Briney describes the relationship between longitude and time in more detail than is needed here. There are a number of web sites that allow a display of time at various places around the world.

Uruguay is a small country and it does not spread across many degrees of longitude. The precise location of the country is demonstrated on the Maps of World site. The whole country is in the same time zone. Daylight saving is observed from October until March. A useful facility for keeping track of time can be found at the WorldTimeServer.com site and another site provides time information on a more country specific basis. However, the World Clock remains a "standard" in this field of information. The name of a particular Uruguayan city can be entered in the search rubric.

Links at the "Resources" tab on this site and the book "How to Retire in Uruguay" by Les Johns provide full information on the subject of time. The book can be purchased directly from this site.





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