Uruguay's Institute of Meteorology (Inumet) released this week a report according to which the 2022 winter was the ninth coldest in the last 42 years.
The agency also noted that between June and August the highest accumulated precipitation occurred in the northeast and central-east of the country, while the lowest accumulated took place in the south and south-west and that ”the range of precipitation was between 514.0 mm in the locality of Centurión (Cerro Largo) and 70.2 mm in the locality of El Cerro (Colonia).
Regarding rainfall anomalies, the southwestern and central regions of the country are the ones that presented the most important deficits, the report added.
Regarding winters in the last 42 years, 2022 had slightly below-average rainfall, with an average of 16 days of precipitation compared to the expected average of 18 days, while temperatures ranged from 9.9°C to 13.6°C.
The highest temperatures were recorded over the northern region, and the lowest in the center and south of the country. With respect to anomalies, in general, the whole country presented values below normal. In comparison with the winters of the last few years, the winter of 2022 was ranked as the ninth coldest of the period considered, Inumet pointed out.
As for rainfall anomalies, the southwestern and central regions of the country are the ones that presented the most significant deficits, the report states, adding that this winter compared to the last 42 years was slightly below average, the agency also reported.
Compared to the winters of recent years, the winter of 2022 was ranked No. 9 of the coldest of the period considered. Meteorological frosts were recorded where the fact that some stations exceeded the average number of days with frost according to reference period stands out,” the document highlighted, with 1980 data as a reference.