Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Genève, reaching up to 1.2. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Genève.
The UV index in Genève can vary throughout the year, reaching its highest levels during the summer months. In June, July, and August, the UV index can range between 6 and 8, which is considered high (UV index 6-8). This means that sun protection is important to prevent sunburn and skin damage.
Genève experiences four distinct seasons: winter, spring, summer, and autumn. Winters in Genève are cold, with average temperatures ranging from -1 °C to 7 °C (30 °F to 45 °F). Spring brings milder weather, with temperatures gradually increasing from 6 °C to 16 °C (43 °F to 61 °F). Summers are warm and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 16 °C to 25 °C (61 °F to 77 °F). Autumn sees temperatures cool down again, ranging from 9 °C to 17 °C (48 °F to 63 °F).
Compared to its region, Genève generally enjoys a moderate amount of sunshine. It has a similar sun exposure to other cities in Switzerland, with an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. However, due to its proximity to the mountains, Genève may experience more cloudy days compared to cities located in lower altitudes. It is important to be aware of the UV index throughout the year and take necessary sun protection measures when spending time outdoors.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Genève. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.