Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Hull, reaching up to 0.5. 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 Hull.
The UV index in Hull varies throughout the year, with the highest levels typically experienced in the summer months. In June, July, and August, the UV index can reach levels of 6 to 7, which is considered high (8 to 10). Therefore, it's important to take precautions such as wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes from harmful ultraviolet radiation.
Hull experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring, from March to May, brings mild temperatures ranging from 5 °C to 15 °C (41 °F to 59 °F), with occasional showers. Summer, from June to August, is generally warm and pleasant, with temperatures averaging between 12 °C and 20 °C (54 °F and 68 °F). Autumn, spanning September to November, brings cooler temperatures ranging from around 7 °C to 14 °C (45 °F to 57 °F), along with autumnal foliage. Winter, from December to February, is chilly with temperatures averaging between 2 °C and 7 °C (36 °F and 45 °F), sometimes dropping below freezing.
Compared to its region, Hull enjoys a moderate amount of sun exposure. Located in the East Riding of Yorkshire in Northern England, Hull experiences similar weather patterns as other cities in the region. However, due to its coastal location along the North Sea, Hull may experience slightly milder winters and cool summers compared to inland areas. Nevertheless, it still receives sufficient sunlight to support the growth of plants and allow for outdoor activities during the warmer months.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Hull. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.