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UV Index in Birmingham, GB

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Today's UV index in Birmingham, United Kingdom United Kingdom will be up to 0.6, indicating low 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

Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Birmingham, 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.

Birmingham Weather

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

UV Index in Birmingham

The UV index in Birmingham typically ranges from 1 to 8. This means that the city mostly experiences low to moderate UV radiation, which is generally considered safe. However, during the peak summer months, the UV index can reach higher levels, necessitating appropriate sun protection measures (SPF 30+ sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses) to avoid sunburn. It is important to note that the UV index can still be high even on cloudy days, so staying vigilant is crucial.

Weather Seasons

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Birmingham experiences four distinct seasons throughout the year. Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures, with average highs of around 12-15 °C (54-59 °F) and occasional rainfall. Summer (June to August) is generally warm, with average highs ranging from 19-23 °C (66-73 °F). Autumn (September to November) brings cooler temperatures, averaging around 13-16 °C (55-61 °F), and an increase in rainfall. Winter (December to February) is cold, with temperatures oscillating between 2-7 °C (36-45 °F), and occasional snowfall.

Birmingham's Climate

Compared to other regions in the UK, Birmingham enjoys more sunshine hours. However, it still experiences a fair amount of cloud cover throughout the year. The city's central location within England means it is shielded from the more extreme weather conditions experienced by coastal areas. Birmingham receives an average of 1350-1400 hours of sunlight annually, making it a reasonably sunny place with adequate exposure to sunlight for its residents and visitors.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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