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UV Index in Glasgow

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Today's UV index in Glasgow, United Kingdom United Kingdom will be up to 6.5, 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 Glasgow's UV index reaching 6.5, 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.

Glasgow's UV Index

The UV index in Glasgow is generally low due to its northern location. It reaches moderate levels during the summer, but rarely reaches high levels.

Weather Seasons

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Glasgow has four distinct seasons, but the weather can be quite variable. Summers are typically mild and wet, with temperatures rarely exceeding 20°C. Winters are cool and often wet, with temperatures occasionally dropping below freezing. Spring and autumn are transition seasons with cool temperatures and more rainfall than summer.

Glasgow's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Glasgow's climate is relatively mild. Its temperatures are moderated by the Atlantic Gulf Stream, which results in milder winters compared to other cities at similar latitudes. Rainfall is moderate compared to other parts of the UK and Ireland, but it is more frequent than in many European cities.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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