Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Bergen, reaching up to 0.2. 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 Bergen.
The UV index in Bergen, Norway, ranges from low to moderate throughout the year. It typically stays below 5, indicating a low risk of skin damage from the sun. However, it's still important to protect your skin with sunscreen, especially during the summer months.
Bergen experiences all four seasons, with mild summers and relatively mild winters. During summer (June to August), temperatures range from 15-20 °C (59-68 °F), with occasional rainfall. Autumn (September to November) brings cooler temperatures around 8-12 °C (46-54 °F) and more frequent rain. Winter (December to February) sees temperatures ranging from 0 to 7 °C (32-45 °F), and there may be snowfall. Spring (March to May) brings milder weather, with temperatures reaching 8-13 °C (46-55 °F).
Compared to other regions in Norway, Bergen has relatively mild weather thanks to the Gulf Stream. However, it also means the city receives higher rainfall amounts throughout the year. Due to Bergen's northern latitude, it experiences long winter nights with limited daylight, especially in December and January. In contrast, summer days are longer with extended periods of daylight, making it a great time to explore the city's beautiful outdoor attractions.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Bergen. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.