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UV Index in Accra

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Today's UV index in Accra, Ghana Ghana will be up to 12, indicating a extreme level of sun exposure for the average person. Check the annual sun radiation in the city and our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

UV index at 12 in Accra means extreme risk; limit outdoor time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., use shade, protective clothing, SPF 30+ sunscreen, and sunglasses; watch for bright surfaces like water and snow increasing UV exposure.

Accra's UV Index

The UV index in Accra, Ghana, is high throughout the year due to its location near the equator. On average, the UV index reaches a level of 11 or higher from November to April, and remains above 8 during the rest of the year.

Weather Seasons

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Accra experiences two main seasons: a dry season and a wet season. The dry season lasts from October to April, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 33°C (77°F to 91°F). The wet season, which runs from May to September, sees higher humidity and temperatures around 28°C (82°F), along with heavy rainfall.

Accra's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Accra has a relatively stable climate. While other West African cities like Lagos and Dakar have a longer rainy season, Accra's seasonal temperature variations are less pronounced. The city's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean also tempers its temperatures compared to inland areas of Ghana and its neighbors.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart below displays the average Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each month of the last year in Accra. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.


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