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UV Index in Los Angeles, US

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Today's UV index in Los Angeles, United States United States will be up to 5.8, indicating moderate 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's tips

With a UV index reaching up to 5.8 in Los Angeles, stay shaded during midday when the sun is strongest; wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses; apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days; and be cautious of heightened UV on bright surfaces.

Los Angeles Weather

Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Los Angeles.

UV Index in Los Angeles

The UV index in Los Angeles (LA) varies from low to moderate. It typically ranges from 3 to 8 throughout the year with the highest values occurring during the summer months. This means that it is important to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays by wearing sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, especially between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun's rays are the strongest.

Weather Seasons

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Los Angeles experiences a Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Winter temperatures average around 15-20 °C (59-68 °F), while summer temperatures can soar to 30-35 °C (86-95 °F) or even higher in some areas. The city typically sees little rainfall, with most of it occurring during the winter months, making LA renowned for its abundant sunshine.

Los Angeles's Climate

Compared to its surrounding region, Los Angeles enjoys more sunlight due to its geographical location. It benefits from a semi-arid climate, receiving less rainfall than nearby coastal areas. The city's inland location provides increased exposure to the sun's rays. Consequently, it is important to stay hydrated and protect yourself from excessive sun exposure to prevent heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and sunburn.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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