Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Berlin, reaching up to 0.6. 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 Berlin.
The UV index in Berlin varies throughout the year, with the highest values typically occurring during the summer months. In July, the average UV index is around 6, which is considered high. It is important to protect your skin during this time by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats to minimize the risk of sunburn and other skin damage.
Berlin experiences distinct weather seasons. Spring (March to May) is mild with temperatures ranging from 5-15 °C (41-59 °F). Summer (June to August) is warm, with temperatures averaging around 20-25 °C (68-77 °F), occasionally reaching up to 30 °C (86 °F). Autumn (September to November) has mild temperatures of 10-15 °C (50-59 °F) and colorful foliage. Winter (December to February) is cold, with temperatures ranging from 0 to -5 °C (32 to 23 °F), occasionally dropping even lower.
Compared to other cities in its region, Berlin enjoys a moderate sun exposure. It receives an average of 1,600 hours of sunshine per year. In contrast, cities closer to the Alps have more sun, with Munich receiving roughly 1,800 hours per year. However, Berlin still offers ample opportunities to enjoy the sunshine and engage in outdoor activities in its beautiful parks and expansive green spaces.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Berlin. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.