Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Chișinău, reaching up to 0.9. 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 Chișinău.
In Chișinău, the UV index ranges from moderate to high, with peak values during the summer months. It is advisable to protect your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses. During the peak summer season, the UV index can reach levels of 7 (high) to 9 (very high) on a scale of 0 to 11.
Chișinău experiences four distinct seasons. Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures, with average highs ranging from 12 °C (54 °F) in March to 25 °C (77 °F) in May. Summer (June to August) is hot and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 25 °C (77 °F) to 32 °C (90 °F). Autumn (September to November) is characterized by mild temperatures, ranging from 11 °C (52 °F) to 24 °C (75 °F). Winter (December to February) brings cold temperatures, with average highs between -1 °C (30 °F) and 3 °C (37 °F), and occasional snowfall.
Compared to its region, Chișinău has a moderate sun exposure. It is situated in the southeastern part of Europe, where the climate is influenced by the Black Sea. The region experiences hot summers and cold winters. Despite being inland, Chișinău benefits from adequate sunshine throughout the year, with an annual average of about 2,000 hours. However, it is important to be cautious of the high UV index during the summer months to minimize the risk of sunburn.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Chișinău. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.