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UV Index in Bridgetown

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Today's UV index in Bridgetown, Barbados Barbados will be up to 11.5, indicating a extreme 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

UV index at 11.5 in Bridgetown 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.

Bridgetown's UV Index

The UV index in Bridgetown, Barbados, is consistently high due to its tropical monsoon climate and proximity to the equator. On average, the UV index ranges from 9-11 throughout the year, making it essential for visitors to take necessary precautions against UV exposure.

Weather Seasons

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Bridgetown has two main seasons: the dry season, which runs from December to May, and the wet season, which lasts from June to November. During the dry season, temperatures range between 24°C (75°F) and 29°C (84.2°F), while the wet season is slightly warmer with temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 30°C (86°F). Rain showers and thunderstorms are common in the wet season.

Bridgetown's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Bridgetown is relatively warm year-round, whereas other areas in the Caribbean may experience more fluctuation in temperature and rainfall. For example, Havana, Cuba, has a tropical savanna climate with less rainfall throughout the year, and Puerto Rico's San Juan has a slightly cooler average temperature. Bridgetown's higher humidity levels set it apart as well.

Annual Sun Radiation

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

Disclaimer

* This page's content about the UV index in Bridgetown (Barbados) is for educational and informational purposes only. The developers and data providers are not liable for the accuracy, reliability, or availability of the information. The information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and the developers and data providers are not medical professionals. Seek advice from a qualified health provider for any medical concerns, and do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking it based on the information provided on this site.