Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Beijing, reaching up to 1.6. 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 Beijing.
The UV index (UVI) in Beijing ranges from low to moderate levels. The UVI indicates the level of intensity of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun that reaches the earth's surface. On most days, Beijing's UVI ranges from 4 to 7, which is considered moderate. It is important to protect your skin by using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and using sunglasses, especially during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beijing experiences four distinct seasons throughout the year. Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures around 10-20 °C (50-68 °F) with occasional breezes. Summers (June to August) are hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 25-40 °C (77-104 °F). Autumn (September to November) is characterized by pleasant temperatures of 10-25 °C (50-77 °F) and colorful foliage. Winters (December to February) are cold and dry, with temperatures dropping below freezing, averaging between -10 and 3 °C (14-37 °F).
Compared to its region, Beijing has a higher UV exposure due to its relatively higher latitude and clear skies. The region experiences less rainfall, making the sun's rays more intense. It is vital to be cautious about sun exposure and take necessary precautions like using sunblock, wearing hats, and seeking shade during peak hours. Remember to stay hydrated, especially during hot summers, to avoid heat-related illnesses.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Beijing. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.