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UV Index in Gaborone

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Today's UV index in Gaborone, Botswana Botswana will be up to 7.6, indicating a high 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 Gaborone's UV index reaching 7.6, protect your skin from harm by staying in shade, wearing protective clothing, and applying SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV rays are strongest.

Gaborone's UV Index

Gaborone, Botswana has a high UV index, often reaching extreme levels. This is due to its location near the Tropic of Capricorn, resulting in intense sunlight throughout the year.

Weather Seasons

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Gaborone experiences a tropical savanna climate, with two main seasons: a hot, wet summer and a cool, dry winter. Summer temperatures can reach up to 35°C (95°F), while winter nights can drop to around 7°C (45°F).

Gaborone's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Gaborone is relatively dry. While countries like Zimbabwe and Zambia receive significant rainfall, Botswana is semi-arid. However, Gaborone is one of the wettest areas in Botswana, with its summer rainfall significantly higher than the country's average.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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