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UV Index in Bogotá, CO

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Today's UV index in Bogotá, Colombia Colombia will be up to 14.3, indicating extreme 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

UV index at 14.3 in Bogotá means extreme risk; limit outdoor time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., use shade, protective clothing, SPF 30+ sunscreen, and sunglasses; watch for bright surfaces like water and snow increasing UV exposure.

Bogotá Weather

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

UV Index in Bogotá

The UV index in Bogotá ranges from moderate to high, typically reaching levels of 8-10 (very high) during peak sun hours. It is important to protect your skin by using sunscreen with a high SPF and wearing protective clothing, even on cloudy days.

Weather Seasons

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Bogotá experiences two main weather seasons: a dry season from December to March and a rainy season from April to November. During the dry season, temperatures range from 8-20 °C (46-68 °F), with sunny and moderately warm days. In the rainy season, temperatures range from 6-18 °C (43-64 °F), with frequent showers and cooler temperatures.

Bogotá's Climate

Compared to other cities in the region, Bogotá has a milder climate and lower sun exposure. Its location at high altitude (2,600 meters or 8,500 feet above sea level) results in cooler temperatures and less intense sunlight. The city's northern latitude also leads to less direct sun year-round, which reduces the risk of extreme heat and sunburn.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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