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UV Index in Cairo, EG

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Today's UV index in Cairo, Egypt Egypt will be up to 7.2, indicating high 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

With Cairo's UV index reaching 7.2, protect your skin from harm by staying in shade, wearing protective clothing, and applying SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV rays are strongest.

Cairo Weather

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

UV Index in Cairo

The UV index in Cairo ranges from moderate to high throughout the year, with values typically reaching 8 to 10 (Very high to Very high+). This means that sun protection measures should be taken, such as wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses, especially during peak hours when the sun is strongest.

Weather Seasons

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Cairo experiences two main seasons: a hot summer and a mild winter. During summer, temperatures can soar as high as 40 °C (104 °F), while in winter, they range around 10-20 °C (50-68 °F). Spring and autumn are transitional seasons with pleasant weather, where temperatures average around 20-30 °C (68-86 °F). It's advisable to layer clothing during these transitional periods.

Cairo's Climate

Compared to other cities in the region, Cairo enjoys a considerable amount of sun exposure. With an average of 3,800 hours of sunshine per year, it exceeds the sun exposure of several nearby cities. However, it's important to note that excessive sun exposure can have negative effects, such as skin damage and heat-related illnesses, so precautions should be taken to protect oneself from the sun, especially during the hotter months.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Cairo. 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 Cairo (Egypt) 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.