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UV Index in Edmonton, CA

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Today's UV index in Edmonton, Canada Canada will be up to 0.4, 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 Edmonton, 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.

Edmonton Weather

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

UV Index in Edmonton

The UV index in Edmonton, Canada is a measure of the strength of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation. During the summer months of June, July, and August, the UV index in Edmonton can reach high levels, typically ranging from 6 to 8 (high to very high). It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and protective clothing when the UV index is high to reduce the risk of sunburn and skin damage.

Weather Seasons

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Edmonton experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Spring (March to May) is characterized by mild temperatures, ranging from 0 °C to 15 °C (32 °F to 59 °F), with occasional rain showers. Summer (June to August) brings warmer temperatures, ranging from 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F), along with longer daylight hours. Fall (September to November) brings cooler temperatures, ranging from 10 °C to 0 °C (50 °F to 32 °F), and beautiful colors as the leaves change. Winter (December to February) is cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping below freezing, ranging from -20 °C to -10 °C (-4 °F to 14 °F).

Edmonton's Climate

Compared to its region, Edmonton receives a fair amount of sun exposure throughout the year. This is due to its location in the Canadian Prairies, which generally experiences less cloud cover compared to coastal regions. However, it is important to note that during the winter months, the shorter daylight hours can limit sun exposure. It is still important to protect your skin from the sun's UV radiation, even during colder months, as the rays can still be harmful.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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