Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Gibraltar, reaching up to 2.4. 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 Gibraltar.
The UV index in Gibraltar tends to be high throughout the year due to its sunny climate. During summer, the UV index often reaches levels categorized as extreme (11+), which means it takes less time for unprotected skin to burn. It is important to take precautions such as using sunscreen, wearing sun-protective clothing, and seeking shade.
Gibraltar experiences a Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild winters and warm summers. Winter temperatures average around 15-17 °C (59-63 °F), while in summer, temperatures range from 24-29 °C (75-84 °F). The autumn and spring seasons are generally pleasant with temperatures ranging from 18-22 °C (64-72 °F).
Compared to its neighboring regions, Gibraltar generally enjoys more sunny days and a higher number of sunshine hours. This region benefits from a combination of its coastal location and the influence of the Mediterranean Sea, which helps moderate temperatures. However, due to its small size, Gibraltar is also susceptible to microclimates, and weather conditions can vary within a short distance.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Gibraltar. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.