Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Bordeaux, reaching up to 1.3. 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 Bordeaux.
In Bordeaux, France, the UV index varies throughout the year. During the summer months (June to August), the UV index can reach high levels, averaging around 7 to 8 (on a scale up to 11). It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses, especially between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun's rays are strongest.
Bordeaux experiences four distinct seasons. Winter (December to February) is usually mild with temperatures ranging from 4 °C to 11 °C (39 °F to 52 °F). Spring (March to May) brings brighter days, with temperatures ranging from 7 °C to 18 °C (45 °F to 64 °F). Summer (June to August) is warm and pleasant, with temperatures reaching around 25 °C to 28 °C (77 °F to 82 °F). Autumn (September to November) sees cooler temperatures ranging from 10 °C to 19 °C (50 °F to 66 °F) and occasional rain showers.
Compared to its region, Bordeaux receives a good amount of sunshine throughout the year. The city benefits from an average of 2,000 to 2,100 hours of sunshine annually. This is slightly higher than the average for its region, which receives around 1,900 to 2,000 hours of sunshine. Bordeaux's geographical location near the Atlantic coast provides a more moderate climate compared to inland regions, with the oceanic influence helping to keep temperatures relatively mild year-round.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Bordeaux. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.