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UV Index in Durham, US

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Today's UV index in Durham, United States United States will be up to 2.7, indicating low 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

Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Durham, reaching up to 2.7. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.

Durham Weather

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

UV Index in Durham

The UV Index in Durham typically ranges from 1 to 11 (low to extreme), with higher values indicating the need for increased sun protection. In summer, when the sun is more direct, the index can reach extreme levels. It's important to safeguard against harmful UV radiation by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.

Weather Seasons

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Durham experiences four distinct seasons. Spring (March to May) brings milder temperatures, ranging from around 14 °C (57 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F). Summer (June to August) is hot and humid, with temperatures averaging between 21 °C (70 °F) and 32 °C (90 °F). In autumn (September to November), temperatures cool down to 15 °C (59 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F). Winter (December to February) can be chilly, with temperatures ranging from -1 °C (30 °F) to 11 °C (52 °F) on average.

Durham's Climate

Compared to its region, Durham receives a moderate amount of sunlight throughout the year. The city benefits from a good balance between sunny and cloudy days, which reduces the risk of excessive sun exposure. However, even on cloudy days, it is important to remember that UV radiation can still penetrate through the clouds. Staying aware of the UV Index and taking appropriate precautions is necessary for maintaining skin health.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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