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UV Index in Birmingham

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Today's UV index in Birmingham, United Kingdom United Kingdom will be up to 5.4, indicating a moderate level of sun exposure for the average person. Check the annual sun radiation in the city and our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

With a UV index reaching up to 5.4 in Birmingham, 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.

Birmingham's UV Index

The UV index in Birmingham, UK, is generally low due to its northern location. It reaches moderate levels during summer, but rarely reaches high levels.

Weather Seasons

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Birmingham experiences four distinct seasons. Winters are typically cold and damp, spring brings milder temperatures and blossoms, summers are generally mild to warm with occasional heatwaves, and autumn sees the leaves change color and temperatures gradually drop.

Birmingham's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Birmingham is milder and less extreme. While Scotland and northern Europe experience harsh winters, Birmingham's winters are much more temperate. Similarly, southern European cities have hotter summers than Birmingham. The city's climate is often described as temperate oceanic.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart below displays the average Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each month 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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