Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Douglas, 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 Douglas.
The UV index in Douglas, Isle of Man, varies throughout the year. During the summer months (June-August), the UV index is generally high, ranging from 6 to 8 (high to very high). It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, especially during peak times between 10 am and 4 pm.
Douglas experiences cool and mild weather for most of the year. In spring (March-May), temperatures range from 6 °C to 12 °C (43 °F to 54 °F). Summer (June-August) brings moderately warm temperatures between 13 °C and 18 °C (55 °F and 64 °F). Autumn (September-November) can be mild, with temperatures ranging from 11 °C to 15 °C (52 °F to 59 °F). Winter (December-February) gets chilly, with temperatures ranging from 4 °C to 8 °C (39 °F to 46 °F). Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.
Compared to its surrounding region, Douglas enjoys a moderate amount of sun exposure. With an average of 1,600 sunshine hours per year, the region experiences a decent amount of sunlight. However, neighboring regions such as Liverpool and Belfast tend to receive slightly more sun, reaching around 1,800 sunshine hours annually. It's still important to practice sun safety while enjoying the pleasant weather in Douglas.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Douglas. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.