Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Dudley, reaching up to 0.5. 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 Dudley.
In Dudley, the UV index can vary throughout the year. During the summer months, from June to August, the UV index tends to be high, reaching levels of 7 or 8 (high) on a scale of 1 to 11+. It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses when the UV index is high to reduce the risk of sunburn and skin damage.
Dudley experiences four distinct seasons. In spring (March to May), temperatures start to rise, ranging from 8 °C (46 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F). Summer (June to August) brings warmer temperatures, typically between 12 °C (54 °F) and 22 °C (72 °F), with occasional heatwaves pushing the mercury above 30 °C (86 °F). Autumn (September to November) sees a gradual drop in temperatures, ranging from 8 °C (46 °F) to 17 °C (63 °F). Winter (December to February) brings colder conditions, usually ranging from 2 °C (36 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F), with occasional dips below freezing.
Compared to its surrounding region, Dudley enjoys a moderate amount of sun exposure. While the area experiences suitable sunlight for growing plants and supporting outdoor activities, it does not receive as much sunshine as regions closer to the coast. However, the city still benefits from a fair share of sunny days throughout the year, offering opportunities to enjoy outdoor adventures and leisure activities.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Dudley. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.