Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Ankara, reaching up to 2.1. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Ankara.
In Ankara, Turkey, the UV index varies throughout the year. During the spring and summer months (April to September), the UV index can reach high levels, ranging from 6 to 9. This means that sun protection is essential to avoid harmful effects on the skin and eyes. It is recommended to use sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and to wear sunglasses and a hat.
Ankara experiences distinct weather seasons. Winter (December to February) is generally cold, with temperatures averaging between -2 °C to 4 °C (28 °F to 39 °F). Spring (March to May) brings milder temperatures, ranging from 5 °C to 19 °C (41 °F to 66 °F). The summer months (June to August) are hot and dry, with temperatures hovering around 12 °C to 32 °C (54 °F to 90 °F). Autumn (September to November) brings cooler temperatures, ranging from 9 °C to 20 °C (48 °F to 68 °F), and occasional rainfall.
Ankara, located in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, experiences a continental climate. This means that compared to coastal areas, Ankara has more extremes in temperature and less humidity. Additionally, due to the high altitude, the sun's rays are stronger. Therefore, it is important to take precautions against sunburn and heatstroke by staying hydrated, using sun protection, and seeking shade during the peak hours of sunlight.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Ankara. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.