Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Antwerpen, reaching up to 0.6. 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 Antwerpen.
The UV index in Antwerpen ranges from low to moderate, with the highest values typically seen in the summer months. It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses, especially between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun is strongest. The UV index helps determine the risk of sunburn and other harmful effects of sun exposure (0-2 is low, 3-5 is moderate, 6-7 is high, 8-10 is very high, and 11+ is extreme).
Antwerpen experiences four distinct seasons throughout the year. Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures ranging from 6-15 °C (43-59 °F) with occasional rain showers. Summer (June to August) is warm and humid, reaching 20-25 °C (68-77 °F). Autumn (September to November) is characterized by cool temperatures between 10-16 °C (50-61 °F) and colorful foliage. Winter (December to February) is chilly, averaging temperatures of 2-6 °C (36-43 °F), with occasional frost and snowfall.
Compared to its region, Antwerpen has a moderate amount of sun exposure. It enjoys an average of 1500 hours of sunshine per year, which is significantly less than areas further south, but more than other regions in Belgium. Antwerpen’s location near the North Sea influences its climate, resulting in higher humidity levels and a slightly cooler summer compared to inland areas.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Antwerpen. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.