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UV Index in Asmara

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Today's UV index in Asmara, Eritrea Eritrea will be up to 12.1, indicating a extreme 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

UV index at 12.1 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's UV Index

The UV index in Asmara, Eritrea typically ranges from low to very high, with levels peaking from May to September. It's essential to plan outdoor activities accordingly and protect yourself from excessive sun exposure.

Weather Seasons

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Asmara experiences two main seasons: the dry season (September to June) and the wet season (July to August). During the dry season, temperatures are mild and pleasant, ranging between 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). In contrast, the wet season is characterized by higher humidity and occasional heavy rainfall.

Asmara's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Asmara is relatively cooler and more temperate due to its elevation (2,325 meters or 7,628 feet above sea level). Coastal cities like Massawa, in the same country, and neighboring Sudan and Ethiopia generally have hotter and more arid climates. The city's climate offers a refreshing respite from the surrounding areas' sweltering heat.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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