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UV Index in Kabul

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Today's UV index in Kabul, Afghanistan Afghanistan will be up to 12.6, indicating a extreme 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

UV index at 12.6 in Kabul means extreme risk; limit outdoor time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., use shade, protective clothing, SPF 30+ sunscreen, and sunglasses; watch for bright surfaces like water and snow increasing UV exposure.

Kabul's UV Index

The UV index in Kabul, Afghanistan, can reach very high levels during the summer months, posing a significant risk for sunburn and skin damage. On average, the UV index is highest in June, with readings often exceeding 11, which is considered extreme.

Weather Seasons

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Kabul experiences four distinct seasons, with a cold and snowy winter, a mild and wet spring, a hot and dry summer, and a cool and dry autumn. The city is nestled in a valley, which can trap cold air during the winter and hot air during the summer, leading to extreme temperature fluctuations.

Kabul's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Kabul's weather is relatively mild. The city is located at a higher elevation than many surrounding areas, which helps to moderate temperatures. However, Kabul can still experience very hot summers and cold winters, with temperatures sometimes dropping below freezing. Neighboring countries, such as Pakistan and India, often have hotter and more humid summers, while areas to the north, such as Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, experience colder winters.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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