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UV Index in Bristol, GB

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Today's UV index in Bristol, 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 Bristol, 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.

Bristol Weather

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

UV Index in Bristol

The UV index in Bristol, United Kingdom, can vary throughout the year. During the summer months of June, July, and August, when the sun is higher in the sky, the UV index is generally higher. It can reach levels of 6 or 7, which is considered high, meaning that it is important to protect your skin with sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to prevent sunburn and skin damage.

Weather Seasons

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Bristol experiences four distinct weather seasons - spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring, which occurs from March to May, brings mild temperatures ranging from 10-15 °C (50-59 °F) and occasional showers. Summer, in June, July, and August, sees temperatures averaging around 20-25 °C (68-77 °F), with occasional heatwaves. Autumn, from September to November, brings cooler temperatures around 10-15 °C (50-59 °F), and the foliage displays beautiful colors. Winter, from December to February, is characterized by temperatures around 5-10 °C (41-50 °F) and occasional frost.

Bristol's Climate

Compared to its region, Bristol experiences similar weather patterns and sun exposure. However, being located in the west of the United Kingdom, it tends to be milder and wetter than the eastern parts of the country. This means that Bristol receives more rainfall throughout the year, with an annual average of around 800-900 millimeters (31-35 inches), compared to areas further east that receive less. Despite this, Bristol still experiences a fair amount of sunshine, with an average of 1,500-1,700 hours of sunshine per year.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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