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UV Index in Gaillimh

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Today's UV index in Gaillimh, Ireland Ireland will be up to 6.8, 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 Gaillimh's UV index reaching 6.8, 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.

Gaillimh's UV Index

The UV index in Gaillimh, or Galway, Ireland is generally low due to its northern location. The index rarely exceeds 5, even in the summer months.

Weather Seasons

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Gaillimh experiences temperate maritime weather with four distinct seasons. Spring (March to May) is generally mild and wet, summers (June to August) are cool and moist, autumns (September to November) are wet and windy, and winters (December to February) are mild but often see frost and snow.

Gaillimh's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Gaillimh is significantly wetter and milder. While the UK and northern France can experience hot summers and cold winters, Gaillimh's temperature remains moderate year-round, and it sees more rainfall than its neighbors. This is due to the Gulf Stream's influence, which brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico to the west coast of Ireland.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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