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UV Index in Kampala

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Today's UV index in Kampala, Uganda Uganda will be up to 9.8, indicating a very 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 a UV index of 9.8 in Kampala, it's crucial to safeguard your skin from harmful UV rays. Protect yourself by minimizing sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and applying SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours.

Kampala's UV Index

The UV index in Kampala, Uganda typically ranges from low to very high, with the highest levels occurring between December and February. It's important to note that UV radiation can be harmful to the skin, so it's always a good idea to take appropriate precautions.

Weather Seasons

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Kampala experiences two main weather seasons: the dry season and the wet season. The dry season lasts from December to February and June to August, while the wet season runs from March to May and September to November. Temperatures remain relatively consistent year-round, ranging from 20-29°C (68-84°F).

Kampala's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Kampala's climate is relatively mild. The city's proximity to the equator results in consistent temperatures, while its altitude of over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level helps to moderate the heat. In contrast, nearby countries such as Kenya and Tanzania can experience much hotter and more extreme temperatures.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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