Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Brugge, 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.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Brugge.
The UV index in Brugge, Belgium, ranges from low to moderate throughout the year. In the summer months, the index typically reaches moderate levels, ranging from 5 to 7 (Moderate: 3-5, High: 6-7) on a scale of 0 to 11+. It is advisable to wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses during this time to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Brugge experiences four distinct seasons. In the spring (March to May), temperatures range from 5-15 °C (41-59 °F), with occasional rainfall. Summer (June to August) brings mild to warm temperatures, averaging 15-25 °C (59-77 °F), along with some rainfall. Autumn (September to November) is characterized by cool temperatures, ranging from 5-15 °C (41-59 °F), and increasing rainfall. Winter (December to February) is chilly, with temperatures ranging from 0-7 °C (32-45 °F) and occasional snowfall.
Compared to its surrounding region, Brugge receives a moderate amount of sun exposure. Its coastal location in northwest Belgium provides slightly more sunshine than regions further inland. Generally, the weather in Brugge is influenced by the North Sea, which keeps temperatures moderate and rainfall fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. However, like other areas in the country, Brugge can experience changes in weather patterns, so it is always wise to check the forecast before planning outdoor activities.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Brugge. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.