THE CLIMATE AT THE SALAR DE UYUNI BOLIVIA

The climate of Uyuni is desert. Virtually no rainfall during the year. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as BWk. The average annual temperature in Uyuni is 10.1 ° C. The approximate average rainfall is 124 mm.

  • In Winter (June to September) are the lowest temperatures the region is normally cold, dry and windy, can easily reach -15 ° C or more at night, in the day temperatures can reach 5 and can 10 ° C and even increase a little more when the sun is in the zenith
  • The temperature from January to March rise to pleasant levels especially during the day, but the humidity of the rains can bring the temperature down sharply.
  • The winds in the region are very intense almost all year round, can reach speeds that exceed 90 km / h, the direction that predominates is the northwest. During the winter, very dry winds predominate in the study region.

The following tables show the average monthly and annual values ??of temperature, relative humidity, winds and insolation in the meteorological stations of the region. The temperature can be related to the altitude and latitude, but also by the exposure of the place.

Average Minimum Temperature in ° C

Localidad Ene Feb Mar Abr May Jun Jul Ago Sep Oct Nov Dic
Uyuni 4.9 4.2 3.0 -1.8 -7.4 -10.3 -11.7 -9.4 -6.6 -3.3 -0.5 2.6
Colcha k 6.2 4.3 4.6 1.8 -2.9 -3.2 -3.4 -2.4 -0.5 0.9 8.0 4.5
Oplaca 10.4 10.3 9.5 6.8 3.8 9.9 0.9 2.5 5.2 7.7 9.4 9.9
Rio mulatos 4.6 3.5 2.5 -0.3 -7.2 -8.7 -11.0 -9.6 -8.8 -2.7 0.3 2.8

Maximum Average Temperature in ° C

Localidad Ene Feb Mar Abr May Jun Jul Ago Sep Oct Nov Dic
Uyuni 20.7 20.4 20.4 18.4 14.8 12.4 12.4 14.9 16.1 19.1 21.0 21.4
Colchas K 20.2 20.3 19.2 18.5 14.2 13.2 12.9 15.7 17.2 19.1 28.3 20.8
Oplaca 24.8 24.5 24.2 23.1 20.4 18.1 18.2 26.2 22.9 25.6 25.1 26.1
Rio Mulatos 16.8 16.8 16.8 16.7 14.9 12.7 12.9 14.3 14.8 17.9 17.7 17.9

Average temperature in ° C

Localidad Ene Feb Mar Abr May Jun Jul Ago Sep Oct Nov Dic Año
Uyuni 13.2 12.8 12.6 9.3 4.7 2.6 1.7 4.4 6.4 9.3 11.6 13.0 8.5
Colchas K 13.2 12.3 11.3 10.2 5.7 5.0 4.8 6.6 8.4 10.0 11.7 12.7 9.4
Oplaca 17.8 17.4 16.9 14.9 11.7 9.5 9.6 11.4 14.8 16.9 18.3 18.0 14.7
Rio Muletos 10.7 10.0 9.5 7.9 3.9 2.0 1.4 2.4 3.4 7.6 9.0 10.0 6.5

Relative Humidity in% Relative humidity is low. Highlights the average recorded value of 33.5% at the Uyuni weather station.

Localidad Ene Feb Mar Abr May Jun Jul Ago Sep Oct Nov Dic Año
Uyuni 43.5 43.5 40.9 33.1 32.9 32.5 31.1 28.4 27.9 25.8 27.8 34.3 33.5
Colchas K 52.6 44.1 50.2 36.9 34.5 34.7 32.8 29.9 28.1 26.2 30.5 39.9 36.7

Mean monthly and annual historical precipitation in mm.

Localidad Altura Ene Feb Mar Abr May Jun Jul Ago Sep Oct Nov Dic Año
Alota 3 609 35.1 23.4 20.6 2.8 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.2 4.6 22.1 110
Uyuni 3 675 74.2 42.5 26.6 3.2 1.0 1.3 0.0 3.3 2.8 2.6 5.3 27.1 190
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