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UV Index in Barcelona, ES

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Today's UV index in Barcelona, Spain Spain will be up to 5, indicating moderate 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

With a UV index reaching up to 5 in Barcelona, stay shaded during midday when the sun is strongest; wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses; apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days; and be cautious of heightened UV on bright surfaces.

Barcelona Weather

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

UV Index in Barcelona

Barcelona experiences a moderate UV index, ranging from 3 to 7 throughout the year. During spring and summer, when the sun is stronger, it is essential to protect your skin by wearing hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen (SPF 30+). Even in autumn and winter, when the UV index is lower, it's still important to take precautions to prevent skin damage.

Weather Seasons

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Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild and wet winters (average temperature 10-15 °C, 50-59 °F) and warm and dry summers (average temperature 25-30 °C, 77-86 °F). Spring and autumn are generally pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15-20 °C (59-68 °F). It's advisable to pack lightweight clothing during summer and have some warmer layers for the cooler months.

Barcelona's Climate

Compared to its region, Barcelona has a sunnier climate due to its coastal location. The city receives around 2,500-2,800 hours of sunshine annually. This is higher than neighboring cities such as Valencia and Tarragona. With its mild winters and sunny summers, Barcelona's weather is one of the reasons why it is a popular tourist destination all year round.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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