Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Atlanta, reaching up to 2.7. 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 Atlanta.
In Atlanta, the UV index can vary depending on the time of year. During the summer months, the UV index can reach high levels, often reaching 10 or higher (extreme). It's important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to prevent sunburn and potential long-term damage.
Atlanta experiences four distinct seasons throughout the year. In the spring (March to May), temperatures range from around 7 °C to 27 °C (45 °F to 80 °F) with occasional rainfall. Summers (June to August) are hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 21 °C to 33 °C (70 °F to 92 °F). Fall (September to November) brings cooler temperatures ranging from 13 °C to 27 °C (55 °F to 80 °F), and the vibrant colors of changing leaves. Winters (December to February) are mild, with temperatures averaging around 3 °C to 15 °C (38 °F to 60 °F), occasionally dropping below freezing.
Compared to the rest of the region, Atlanta receives a good amount of sunlight throughout the year. The city enjoys an average of 213 sunny days per year, slightly more than the national average. With its mild winters and hot summers, Atlanta offers a favorable climate for outdoor activities, although the high heat and humidity in summer can be challenging for some individuals. It's always recommended to stay hydrated and seek shade when needed to avoid overexposure to the sun.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Atlanta. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.