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UV Index in Asmara, ER

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Today's UV index in Asmara, Eritrea Eritrea will be up to 13.9, indicating extreme 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

UV index at 13.9 in Asmara 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.

Asmara Weather

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

UV Index in Asmara

The UV index in Asmara, Eritrea, typically ranges from moderate to high. During the summer months, from June to September, the UV index can reach levels of 9-10 (very high), posing a risk for sunburn. It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses when spending time outdoors.

Weather Seasons

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Asmara experiences two main seasons: a dry season and a rainy season. The dry season lasts from October to May, with average temperatures ranging from 22 °C to 27 °C (72 °F to 81 °F). The rainy season occurs from June to September, with higher humidity and average temperatures between 19 °C to 24 °C (66 °F to 75 °F). Rainfall is highest in July and August, making these months the wettest.

Asmara's Climate

Compared to other cities in the region, Asmara has a relatively mild climate with moderate sun exposure. Nearby cities like Khartoum, Sudan, and Juba, South Sudan, experience harsher temperatures and higher UV indexes. Asmara's high elevation, around 2,400 meters (7,900 feet), contributes to its cooler temperatures and lower sun exposure compared to coastal cities in Eritrea. However, it is still important to take precautions against sunburn and excessive sun exposure to protect your skin.

Annual Sun Radiation

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

Disclaimer

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