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UV Index in Columbus

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Today's UV index in Columbus, United States United States will be up to 5, indicating a moderate 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

With a UV index reaching up to 5 in Columbus, stay shaded during midday when the sun is strongest; wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses; apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days; and be cautious of heightened UV on bright surfaces.

Columbus's UV Index

The UV index in Columbus, USA, varies throughout the year, with the highest levels typically occurring in the summer months. In June, the UV index can reach as high as 9, which is considered very high. However, from November to February, the UV index is much lower, usually around 2 or less.

Weather Seasons

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Columbus experiences four distinct seasons, each with its own unique weather patterns. Spring is generally mild and wet, with temperatures ranging from 45°F to 65°F. Summer is warm and humid, with temperatures often exceeding 85°F. Autumn is cool and crisp, with temperatures ranging from 40°F to 65°F. Winter is cold and snowy, with temperatures that can drop below freezing.

Columbus's Climate

Compared to other cities in the Midwest, Columbus has a relatively mild climate. While it experiences all four seasons, the city avoids the extreme temperatures and heavy snowfall that other Midwestern cities often endure. Compared to its neighboring countries, Canada and Mexico, Columbus has a more temperate climate, with less extreme temperature fluctuations and more precipitation throughout the year.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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