Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Glasgow, reaching up to 0.4. 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 Glasgow.
The UV index in Glasgow, United Kingdom, varies throughout the year. During the summer months (June to August), it can range from 4 to 6, indicating moderate to high risk of skin damage from the sun. In spring and autumn (March to May and September to November), the index is usually around 3, suggesting a moderate risk. During winter (December to February), the UV index drops to 1 or 2, indicating a low risk.
Glasgow experiences four distinct weather seasons. In spring (March to May), temperatures range from 6 °C (43 °F) to 14 °C (57 °F), with occasional showers. Summer (June to August) brings milder temperatures between 12 °C (54 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F), frequently accompanied by rainfall. Autumn (September to November) sees temperatures dropping from 9 °C (48 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F), with more rainfall. Winter (December to February) can be chilly, with temperatures oscillating between 1 °C (34 °F) and 7 °C (45 °F), and occasional snowfall.
Glasgow, located in the midwestern part of the United Kingdom, receives less sun exposure compared to southern regions. The city experiences around 1,200-1,400 hours of sunlight per year, with the sunniest months being May and June. The average annual precipitation is around 1,100-1,400 mm (43-55 inches), with December and January generally receiving the highest amount of rainfall.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Glasgow. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.