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UV Index in Edinburgh

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Today's UV index in Edinburgh, United Kingdom United Kingdom will be up to 5.7, indicating a moderate level of sun exposure for the average person. Check the annual sun radiation in the city and our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.

 

Today's tips

With a UV index reaching up to 5.7 in Edinburgh, stay shaded during midday when the sun is strongest; wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses; apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days; and be cautious of heightened UV on bright surfaces.

Edinburgh's UV Index

The UV index in Edinburgh typically ranges from low to moderate. In the summer months, it can reach higher levels, but it rarely goes above 7.

Weather Seasons

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Edinburgh has four distinct seasons. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming flowers, while summer is often cool and damp with temperatures rarely exceeding 20°C. Autumn sees temperatures drop and leaves change color, and winter is often cold and rainy with occasional snowfall.

Edinburgh's Climate

Compared to the rest of the UK, Edinburgh is slightly cooler and rainier, with long, mild winters and short, cool summers. It is also cooler and less sunny than neighboring countries like France and Germany, but warmer than Scandinavian countries further north.

Annual Sun Radiation

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

Disclaimer

* This page's content about the UV index in Edinburgh (United Kingdom) is for educational and informational purposes only. The developers and data providers are not liable for the accuracy, reliability, or availability of the information. The information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and the developers and data providers are not medical professionals. Seek advice from a qualified health provider for any medical concerns, and do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking it based on the information provided on this site.