Today's UV index in Leicester, United Kingdom will be up to 0.5, 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 Leicester, 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 Leicester.
The UV index in Leicester today is moderate, with a value of 4 (on a scale of 1 to 11+). This means that there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. It is recommended to wear sunscreen, especially during midday hours, and seek shade if needed.
Leicester experiences four distinct weather seasons. During summer (June to August), temperatures range from 14 °C (57 °F) to 22 °C (72 °F), with occasional heatwaves reaching up to 30 °C (86 °F). Autumn (September to November) brings cooler temperatures between 7 °C (45 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F), coupled with colorful foliage. Winters (December to February) are chilly, ranging from 2 °C (36 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F), occasionally dropping below freezing. Spring (March to May) is mild and gradually gets warmer, with temperatures averaging between 6 °C (43 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F).
Compared to its region, Leicester experiences a similar climate with moderate sunshine throughout the year. The city receives around 1,600 to 1,700 hours of sunshine annually. It enjoys slightly more sun exposure compared to nearby cities like Nottingham and Birmingham. However, it has less sunshine compared to coastal cities like Brighton or Cornwall, where sun exposure can be higher due to their location near the coast. It is still important to protect yourself from harmful UV rays, even when cloudy.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Leicester. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.