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UV Index in Kinshasa

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Today's UV index in Kinshasa, DR Congo DR Congo will be up to 11.8, 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 11.8 in Kinshasa 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.

Kinshasa's UV Index

The UV index in Kinshasa, DR Congo, is generally low to moderate, ranging from 3 to 7 on a scale of 10. This is due to the city's location near the equator, where the sun's rays are strong, but the city's cloud cover and pollution can lower the UV index.

Weather Seasons

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Kinshasa experiences two main seasons: a wet season and a dry season. The wet season lasts from October to May, with the heaviest rainfall between March and April. The dry season runs from June to September, with occasional light showers near the end. Temperatures remain relatively consistent throughout the year, typically ranging from 66°F to 86°F (19°C to 30°C).

Kinshasa's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Kinshasa's weather is milder and more stable. While the surrounding Central African rainforests experience heavy rainfall, Kinshasa is somewhat shielded by its location on the Congo River and the presence of the Pool Malebo, which moderates the city's climate. Neighboring countries like Angola and Gabon have similar climates, while regions further inland, like the Congo Basin, receive significantly more rainfall.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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