Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Detroit, reaching up to 1.6. 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 Detroit.
The UV index in Detroit typically ranges from moderate to high, reaching around 6 or 7 during summer months. It is important to take precautions to protect your skin and eyes, such as wearing sunscreen and sunglasses, especially between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun's rays are the strongest.
Detroit experiences four distinct seasons throughout the year. In winter (December to February), temperatures can drop as low as -10 °C (14 °F), with snowfall being common. Spring (March to May) brings milder temperatures around 10-20 °C (50-68 °F), while summer (June to August) is warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from 25-30 °C (77-86 °F). Fall (September to November) is mild, with temperatures cooling down from 10-20 °C (50-68 °F).
Compared to other cities in the region, Detroit receives a relatively high amount of sunshine. With an average of 176 sunny days per year, it enjoys more sun exposure than some neighboring cities. However, it is still important to be mindful of UV rays and take appropriate measures to protect your skin and eyes from sun damage, regardless of the region's overall sun exposure.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Detroit. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.