Today's UV index in Kansas City, United States will be up to 2, indicating low risk of harm from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Check our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.
Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Kansas City, reaching up to 2. 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 Kansas City.
The UV index in Kansas City can vary throughout the year. During summer months (June to August), the UV index can reach high or very high levels, around 8 to 10 (out of a scale of 11). It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat when spending time outdoors to reduce the risk of sunburn.
Kansas City experiences four distinct seasons. Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures, with average highs ranging from 15 to 23 °C (59 to 73 °F). Summers (June to August) are hot and humid, with average highs of 31 to 34 °C (88 to 93 °F). Fall (September to November) is pleasant, with temperatures dropping gradually from 23 to 15 °C (73 to 59 °F). Winters (December to February) can be cold, with average highs around 2 to 5 °C (36 to 41 °F) and occasional snowfall.
Compared to its region, Kansas City's sun exposure is relatively moderate. It experiences an average of 205 sunny days per year, which is slightly higher than the US national average. However, it receives less sunlight compared to cities further south. The region's latitude results in shorter winter days and longer summer days, contributing to the seasonal temperature variations experienced in Kansas City.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Kansas City. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.