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UV Index in Darwin, AU

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Today's UV index in Darwin, Australia Australia will be up to 13.2, indicating extreme 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

UV index at 13.2 in Darwin 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.

Darwin Weather

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

UV Index in Darwin

In Darwin, Australia, the UV index can reach very high levels due to its proximity to the equator. During the summer months, the UV index typically ranges from 11 to 14, which is considered extreme (very high). It is important to take necessary precautions, such as wearing sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing, to avoid harmful effects from the strong Australian sun.

Weather Seasons

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Darwin experiences two main seasons: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season typically occurs from November to April, bringing heavy rainfall and high humidity. Temperatures during this time range from 24 °C (75 °F) to 33 °C (91 °F). The dry season, from May to October, brings cooler temperatures ranging from 21 °C (70 °F) to 31 °C (88 °F) and provides relief from the rain with clear skies and lower humidity.

Darwin's Climate

Compared to other cities in its region, Darwin has a unique climate. The city enjoys a tropical savanna climate, characterized by warm temperatures throughout the year. The region also experiences a higher amount of sunlight compared to other parts of Australia. This means that residents and visitors in Darwin are exposed to more sunshine, which can lead to a higher risk of sunburn and skin damage if proper sun protection measures are not in place.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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