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UV Index in Anchorage

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Today's UV index in Anchorage, United States United States will be up to 4.3, indicating a moderate 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

With a UV index reaching up to 4.3 in Anchorage, 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.

Anchorage's UV Index

The UV index in Anchorage, USA, is typically low due to its high latitude and long summer days. It averages 2-3 in the summer and 0-1 in the winter.

Weather Seasons

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Anchorage experiences four distinct seasons, although they are milder than in other parts of the country. Winters bring snow and temperatures as low as -20°F, while summers are cool and wet with temperatures reaching up to 70°F.

Anchorage's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Anchorage's climate is unique. Its subarctic climate is colder than its neighbors in the lower 48 states, but milder than nearby Canadian territories. Its location on the Pacific Ocean also results in a wetter climate than surrounding regions.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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