Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Copenhagen, reaching up to 0.4. 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 Copenhagen.
In Copenhagen, the UV index varies throughout the year. During summer months, from June to August, the UV index ranges from 5 to 7, considered moderate to high (1-11 scale). Therefore, it's essential to protect your skin with sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
Copenhagen experiences four distinct seasons. Spring (March to May) brings temperatures around 6 to 13 °C (43-55 °F), with blossoming cherry trees. Summers (June to August) are mild and pleasant, averaging 16 to 22 °C (61-72 °F). Autumn (September to November) is cool and partly cloudy, between 8 to 14 °C (46-57 °F). Winters (December to February) are cold with temperatures around 0 to 4 °C (32-39 °F) and occasionally snowfall.
Compared to its region, Copenhagen gets less sun exposure. Despite being in Northern Europe, it receives more sunshine than other nearby cities due to its eastern location, with around 1,600 to 1,800 hours of sunlight annually. However, it still receives less sunlight than southern European destinations.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Copenhagen. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.