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UV Index in Cairo

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Today's UV index in Cairo, Egypt Egypt will be up to 11, 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 in Cairo 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.

Cairo's UV Index

The UV index in Cairo, Egypt, can reach very high levels, especially during the summer months. It is important to be aware of this and take appropriate precautions to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays.

Weather Seasons

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Cairo has two main seasons: a hot, dry summer and a mild, slightly wet winter. Summer temperatures can exceed 38°C (100°F), while winter temperatures rarely drop below 10°C (50°F). Spring and autumn are brief and transitional.

Cairo's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Cairo is generally hotter and drier. The city's climate is influenced by its location in the heart of the Sahara desert, which results in minimal rainfall and intense sunshine throughout the year. In contrast, coastal cities in North Africa and the Middle East often have more moderate temperatures and higher rainfall due to their proximity to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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