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UV Index in Edmonton

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Today's UV index in Edmonton, Canada Canada will be up to 4.3, 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 4.3 in Edmonton, 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.

Edmonton's UV Index

The UV index in Edmonton, Canada can reach very high levels during the summer months, with a maximum index of 8 or higher on sunny days. This is due to the city's location in the northern hemisphere and its high latitude.

Weather Seasons

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Edmonton experiences four distinct seasons: a cold and snowy winter, a short and mild spring, a warm and dry summer, and a crisp and colorful fall. The city's climate is characterized by large temperature fluctuations between seasons and even between day and night.

Edmonton's Climate

Edmonton is known for its cold winters, with temperatures often dropping below -20°C. This is colder than many other Canadian cities, such as Vancouver and Toronto, due to its northern location. However, during the summer months, Edmonton can be just as warm, if not warmer, than these cities. In contrast, neighboring countries such as the United States generally experience milder winters than Edmonton.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart below displays the average Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each month of the last year in Edmonton. 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 Edmonton (Canada) 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.