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UV Index in Albuquerque, US

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Today's UV index in Albuquerque, United States United States will be up to 3.2, indicating moderate risk of harm from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Check our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

With a UV index reaching up to 3.2 in Albuquerque, stay shaded during midday when the sun is strongest; wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses; apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days; and be cautious of heightened UV on bright surfaces.

Albuquerque Weather

Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Albuquerque.

UV Index in Albuquerque

The UV index in Albuquerque, United States, can reach high levels due to the city's high elevation and clear skies. During the summer months, the UV index can often be extreme, reaching values of 10 or higher. It is important to take precautions and protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, such as wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.

Weather Seasons

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Albuquerque experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Spring and fall tend to be mild with average temperatures ranging from 13-23 °C (55-73 °F). Summers are hot and dry, with average temperatures around 32-38 °C (90-100 °F). Winters can be cold, with average temperatures around -3-13 °C (26-55 °F) and occasional snowfall. It's essential to dress accordingly and be prepared for temperature changes throughout the year.

Albuquerque's Climate

Compared to its region, Albuquerque has a unique climate characterized by low humidity and over 300 sunny days per year. The city is surrounded by mountains, which can significantly impact weather patterns. The high elevation, averaging about 1,600 meters (5,280 feet), also contributes to cooler temperatures and increased sun exposure. It is vital to stay hydrated and use sun protection measures when exploring the outdoors in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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